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Jul 18 '13

DCE’s Diane Nelson Says Wonder Woman is “tricky”

Great Hera, does everyone, everywhere get a messaging bible about Wonder Woman? Give the number of “tricky’s” I hear about the character it sure seems so. Of course that’s not the only thing they say. And in a new interview with THR on the dawn of SDCC, DC’s Entertainment head honcho, Diana Nelson also gives her take on Wonder Woman and it contains some of the same frustrating language you hear over and over and over and over.

Nelson: We have to get her right, we have to. She is such an icon for both genders and all ages and for people who love the original TV show and people who read the comics now. I think one of the biggest challenges at the company is getting that right on any size screen. The reasons why are probably pretty subjective: She doesn’t have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes. There are lots of facets to Wonder Woman, and I think the key is, how do you get the right facet for that right medium? What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features. She has been, since I started, one of the top three priorities for DC and for Warner Bros. We are still trying right now, but she’s tricky.

No single clear and compelling story?

You mean like “Amazon princess? Kick Ass? Sent to Man’s World to fight for peace” There are kid’s books can boil down the essence of the character. Not only kids prose books, but coloring books.

But maybe the “single clear and compelling story” is the origin? Because her origin was just fine and dandy until it was gutted in the new 52. 

Goodness, if they had spent all this time wondering about how to make a Batman movie or a Superman movie than we wouldn’t be on the thirdboots of either one.

Meanwhile you have DC Nation and Robet Valley figuring out cool new ways to present Wonder Woman.

And this pretty awesome fan film that shows Diana on a first date (thankfully not with someone she has to take second billing too).


Oh, and if you need another one you have this one.

Seems that no one of them is limited by the “lack of a single clear and compelling story.”

It sure is tiring to hear the same things over and over and over again when people write about the character.

But really depressing when you hear come from the top.

Update: And here’s a pretty convincing argument on why Wonder Woman needs a movie from Alan Kistler.

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    The video at the last link. Watch THAT, DC. Then make THAT movie. Tricky = solved.
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    They say their concerned with getting her right. The problem is their afraid the story as it is in the Comics simply...
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    She *is* right in the sense that current DC continuity has no clear, compelling story for Diana. They’ve made a dog’s...
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