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“why doesn’t Hollywood want a Wonder Woman film?”

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Basically, girls are strange and mysterious and it’s just too hard to tell stories about them. Also: cooties. Wah! From FoxNews.com:

“She doesn’t have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes,” Nelson told the Hollywood Reporter. “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…We are still trying right now, but she’s tricky.”

“A Wonder Woman movie has the potential to be huge thanks to the comic books and a deep, nostalgic fondness generated by the Lynda Carter TV show,” said entertainment and pop culture expert Scott Huver. “But the wrong approach could be disastrous. The character carries a lot of goodwill, and is more than just a super hero property – she brings with her feelings about female empowerment and even feminism, which become even more difficult given the conflicted issues regarding her highly-sexualized visual image.”

“Her costume is dated in a way that makes new audiences reject her ,and traditional audiences get angry if it is changed. DC tried to change it with one of its top creator/artists, Jim Lee, but fans had mixed feelings… She just doesn’t have a fresh coolness,” said film producer Madison Jones.

Some say its misogyny that is stopping her release, others claim its laziness, but DC Comics writer Grant Morrison said people “have just convinced themselves” that she’s too hard to develop.

Blah blah bullshit. Male superheroes with dated costumes? Not a problem. Male superheroes without clear, compelling backstories? Not a problem. Superhero without a penis? Impossible! Can’t be done!


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