Weep, Fanboys: Details on David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman TV Show Surfaces

Lynda Carter as Wonder WomanOh my.

Frankly, I expected this. You don’t hand over a comic book character to a guy like David E. Kelley and expect the second coming of “Batman Begins”. At worst, you’re hoping he doesn’t turn Diana Prince into a mouthy lawyer who does eccentric things in her spare time like S&M or brandishing handguns to shoot rats in her office; at best, you’re hoping — Oh, who am I kidding? I saw this coming a mile away.

What am I talking about? Well, the boys at Bleeding Cool have gotten their hands on that “Wonder Woman” pilot script by David E. Kelley, and let me tell you, it’s a doozy, if by “doozy” you mean “Holy shit, this is SO not going to turn out good at all.”

BC says there are some similarities to the Wonder Woman comic book character, like Steve Trevor crashing on WW’s island and then bringing her to NY, bullet-deflecting bracelets, and jets. Not invisible ones, apparently, but “a whole rainbow’s worth of over coloured aircraft”, whatever that means. WW’s nemesis will be “Veronica Cale, who in this continuity is an evil scientist and rival businesswoman with a secret, nefarious plan.”

The differences? Quite a bit.

Instead of having two identities, this Wonder Woman has three. The third identity is that of Diana Themyscyra, the head of Themyscyra Industries. Ala Tony Stark and Iron Man, everyone knows that WW is Diana Themyscyra, which means WW is no secret vigilante, but rather a celebrity with toys modeled after her, etc. Think Ozymandias in “Watchmen”. WW uses her civilian guise of Diana Prince to get around and do her investigating.

And oh yeah, she also has sidekicks. Yes, sidekicks. Or as BC puts it, “a CSI-ish group of science-nerd 20-somethings living in her basement that dance to Kanye West”. Oy vey. Wonder Woman also shows up in costume for a whopping two times in the entire pilot. Hey, when you have CSI nerds doing the investigatin’ for ya, why bother dressing up, right?

There are more details over at Bleeding Cool. I suggest heading over there to weep. Er, I mean, read.

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  • Anonymous

    WHAT THE @#$%%^ @#$%!!!!!

  • evildrone

    Doesn’t DC has someting to say about that …. How can they let one of their properties be twist and turn like that …. this is ridiculus

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I’m sure their thinkin that with the popularity of shows like CSI and Bones that intergrating that with WW would be a great show. Unfortuntaely I’m not seeing it. DC at one time had WW in a public persona like this where she was the Ambassador of Themyscria and a diplomat, which i thought was cool. I actually like the public persona/OZymandias analogy, it works for her character. That said all the other stuff has got to go. Steve Trevor should be her inside line to stuff, not some group of hip teens.

  • evildrone

    Doesn’t DC has someting to say about that …. How can they let one of their properties be twist and turn like that …. this is ridiculus

  • Hanjob

    what the fuck is this shit. put a broom handle up his ass.

  • Hanjob

    what the fuck is this shit. put a broom handle up his ass.

  • Ulik

    Wow, those drawings show WW with a nice thick brick house house body. Kinda can pass for a light skinned Latina there. Mmmmm.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      LMAO! Yeah she is thicky thick in those pics. Ugh I hate that last uniform It was and still is horrendous, and yet still much better than her current uniform that everyone was complaining about. I still say it looks awesome minus the jacket. Didn’t they learn the jacket didn’t work last time.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    great ruined

  • Clarkspark

    LOL @ “a CSI-ish group of science-nerd 20-somethings living in her basement that dance to Kanye West”.

    Man thats bad.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    i want a movie that then takes the charecter to a tv show —