Hey did you hear that two movies that feature female leads, Catching Fire and Frozen, killed the box office over Thanksgiving? And that other movie starring a woman, Gravity, is still raking it in? Oh and sequel to the Best Man is also doing great as well.
Guess that Hollywood meme about women and people of color not being fill the seats isn’t exactly true. Can’t wait to hear the newest reason why only one of the Trinity hasn’t had a live action movie.
I would say it’s becoming harder to say you can’t bank on Wonder Woman.
But while Hollywood continues waffle, you can definitely bank on her in your own life.
Behold, two Wonder Woman banks for holiday giving!
First up the one I like to call “judgemental Wonder Woman” helping you second guess those little purchases.
"Another Venti Latte? Shouldn’t you be saving for that car?" "Take out again? Don’t you want that trip to NYCC?"
But perhaps you don’t Wonder Woman looking over your finances and just want a old school Wonder Woman bank?
I’ve got that.
Drop your loose change in her and watch it grow!
But wait, you want real old school? Perhaps this should do it
Bonus to those of you who saw this and immediately thought that episode of Justice League (which is one of my favorites).
This is available on the Warner Bros. store and is on sale today.
Happy Birthday, sir!
Q: How do you write such strong/well-realized/positively portrayed women?
A: I don’t. I write characters. Some of those characters are women.
Thanksgiving is late this year so if this was any other year you’d getting ready to eat Turkey and start shopping. The stores are all ready as I found out when a swoop through Target showed up some ornaments for fans of DC Comics, like me!
Let’s start with the one I’m going to make a face at:
That is not the trinity. That isn’t three wise men (I’ll leave it to you to figure out who didn’t make the cut). How hard would it be to add Wonder Woman? Are they afraid someone’s going to go “Hey you have a lady superhero on your tree?” For craps sake you can just pretend her logo is the WWF logo.
But there’s more!
It’s Batman and Robin, DCAU style and really isn’t that the best?
And finally the one that made me very happy.
When Superman/Wonder Woman debuted I concluded my review by saying
In a way I feel sorry for the creators. Batman, of course, kicked off the new 52 with a bang, literally, by having sex with Catwoman on a rooftop. So while you can talk up Superman and Wonder with talk of “adventures” and “heroics” that’s not the reason they are together in this book now. After 50 years of being pals those reading this book are expecting the book to end up where Batman began. Essentially Soule is charged with writing, for the very short term I’m sure, the comic equivalent of foreplay.
That Batman/Catwoman moment of course was drawn by Guillem March who gave Batman not just a six pack but a case.
Today DC Comics unveiled the variant cover for Superman/Wonder Woman #3. And to keep Superman at pace with Batman, we have the same artist giving us another post (or maybe pre- YOU DECIDE) moment.
Let’s ignore that March still draws his characters as if human anatomy is a loose guideline. Let’s ignore WTF is going on with Wonder Woman’s legs. Let’s ignore that Wonder Woman is drawn with more make-up than a Khadashian. Let’s ignore the fact that they have Wonder Woman apparently wrapping herself in Superman’s cape which is basically one of the most iconic Lois Lane images ever. But, hey, maybe it’s not his cape. Maybe it’s hers. Oh wait, she doesn’t wear one. Okay, maybe it’s a sheet. You know because they just came across one in space. Space sheets - now in aisle one at Target.
But what I can’t ignore is the cliched gendered poses they’ve gone with. Superman stand shirtless, tall, hand curled - a typical male pose of strength.
And Wonder Woman. Sloe eyed, enrapped in a sheet with her arms crossed not in pose of power but in a pose of seduction.
If they were both posed the same way it wouldn’t be so bad. You now something like this (but now just like that …)
But they aren’t. And really what can you do when you’ve March drawing the same face on Wonder Woman that he draws on Selina, Ivy and just about any other woman he draws.
I had my concerns about this pairing because I knew that Wonder Woman would end up being a prop to bolster Superman. I had a mailbox full of people concerned about Superman beating up Wonder Woman’s foe in the last issue. But I sorta handwaved that. Even Superman needs to be a peacock in front of his girlfriend.
But this cover? This bothers me.
Sigh. Let me know when this relationship is over.
The artist Jock has posted on his Instagram account some concept drawings featuring some familiar DC Women.
But what are they for? Could this be design work for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman?
So what could this be? A new game would be a good guess I suppose.
The Smithsonian is coming out with a new book this week that features the 101 objects from “across the Smithsonian’s museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States.”You can order it here.
Comic books and superheroes have long been part of the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History so it’s not surprising that a comic book would make the short list. What is interesting is that it’s not Action Comics #1 or Detective Comics #27 which featured the debuts of Superman and Batman who went on to become two of the most famous fictional characters in history.
Their choice, instead, was a comic featuring the third member of DC Comics “trinity” of superhero IP - Wonder Woman
There’s an interview up over at Toon Zone with James Tucker who replaced Bruce Timm as the head of Warner Bros. animation and in it he discusses the chances of seeing a Wonder Woman movie.
Wonder Woman is, we’ve heard, an imperative for Warner Bros. according to head honcho Kevin Tsujihara who said the studio “needs” to get the character in a movie or TV project.
That imperative seemed to be a bit of a surprise to Tucker who when asked about a animated movie didn’t feel there a “need” at all.
If you hadn’t heard Batman vs. Superman has started production and the first scene filmed is, similar to The Dark Knight Rises, a football game. This time it is Gotham vs. Metropolis which I’m sure is METAPHORICAL.
The football scene was filmed with all extras so we still have to wait for the arrival of the first images of Batfleck. My guess is you’ll see those this year. But we’re not here to talk about the members of the DC Trinity that has a dozen or more feature films between them - we’re here to talk about the one who doesn’t have ANY. And here is the latest on Wonder Woman movies via Variety. This is Greg Silverman of Warner Bros. on whether any other DC characters will be in the film.
"We have been doing a lot of thinking for years about how to best use all those characters and we love them,”Wonder Woman is an amazing character. I think it’s a great opportunity both for box office success, but also to have an amazingly powerful female superhero.”
“Is she going to have her own separate movie or is she going to be a part of this?” Eller asked.
“We are taking it all very seriously and are trying to do a plan that’s respectful to those characters and maximizes the stories as best they can,” Silverman said, dodging the question. “So everything that has been speculated are things that we’ve thought about.”
In other words, “they’re thinking.”
Wonder Woman is,of course, one of the most influention fictional characters in the history (no really ,there’s a list from Time and everything that has her on it.) She’s a symbol of feminism and peace and love and well, you know. So It’s always a interesting to see some of the people who choose to channel the character.
Like Kim Khardashian. I always think of her when I think of Wonder Woman.
I’m sure Wonder Woman would be endless fascinated by Kim and her good works.
And this year we have a Real Housewife of New Jersey, Melissa Gorga (who gets props for her daughter dressing as Wonder Woman.)
I think Wonder Woman would like to talk to her about the concept of "loving submission"
Which celebrity do you think should dress as Wonder Woman?
Earlier this year sports clothing manufacturer Under Armour introduced their “Alter Ego” gear for men featuring logos of DC and Marvel superheroes. Now they have introduced a DC line for girl.
At the center of the collection is Wonder Woman:
But there are also Batgirl shirts to choose from:
And, of course, there is super-themed shirts as well:
It’s nice to see a Supergirl shirt that doesn’t come in pink. Although if you want something with pink you can always get this boys sweatshirt.
I’m excited to see this line expanded to girls as it reinforces the idea that in the eyes of some major brands superheroes appeal to girls as well as boys.
The new head of WB says they MUST do a Wonder Woman movie or TV show. And apparently that urgency is real because word has emerged of pitches being thrown. Paul Feig director of The Heat and Bridemaids recently pitched a Wonder Woman movie according to IGN.
The idea for Feig’s film would’ve involved a Wonder Woman who “keeps hitting the glass ceiling” of the superhero world.
The tone? IronMan. The verdict? Strike.
And remember a few weeks ago when Max Landis said he was intending to pitch a Wonder Woman movie? Here’s what he wanted to do:
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But remember he only intended. So that pitch never got thrown.
Anyway, keep those pitches, intended or otherwise, coming.
Although it would be nice to see some of the thinking that Lynda Carter spoke about.
Superman and Wonder Woman have spent over 50 years as colleagues and friends in the pages of DC Comics. They’ve had lots of team-ups and adventures but never in those 50 plus years did DC ever decide that the two should share a book.
Until now. What’s changed? Why do we now have a book teaming the two up? Well now they are no longer just friends but a “power couple” to use DC Comics own labeling. Both characters have been stripped of their traditional mates in mythos to be brought together in a relationship in the new book debuting today, Superman/Wonder Woman.
Warner Bros., owner of Wonder Woman, had a very good weekend at the box office in case you’re just catching up. Gravity, it’s Sandra Bullock led space action/thriller/suspense movie (and I’ll get back to THAT in a minute) brought in $55M about $20M over the early expectations. And in doing so It broke the box office record for October. It also beat a movie starring now one but two dudes (including the newest Batman, Ben Affleck, which must be the fart in the room of flowers at WB this morning.)
Sandra Bullock was a Wonder Woman
for WB’s box office this weekend
I saw it Gravity and really enjoyed it. But as much as the 90 or so minutes I spent in the theater, I’m enjoying the fact the movie did so well. Let me recap what I spent time on Twitter and i09 saying yesterday.
Female lead (over 40), box office record, surpassed expections by $20M, 54% male/46% female audience but remember Hollywood thinks women can’t open action movies and women don’t like action movies.
Pretty simple, eh? Of course not!