BRIDESMAIDS Director Paul Feig Reveals Details About His Recent WONDER WOMAN Pitch
Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig has revealed that he recently pitched a Wonder Woman movie to Warner Bros., but based on the description of what he had in mind for the character, it's probably for the best that it never happened! Read on for details.
Has the success of Man of Steel led to Warner Bros. reaching out to filmmakers to hear their take on a Wonder Woman adatation? That we don't know, but one man who recently spoke to the studio about bringing the character to life in a movie is Paul Feig. While he may be responsible for some popular female driven comedies, I think you'll agree that this would have been far from the perfect direction to take the Amazonian Princess in for her first big screen outing.
The idea for Feig’s film would’ve involved a Wonder Woman who “keeps hitting the glass ceiling” of the superhero world. Conceived as a lighter action-comedy, this Princess Diana of Themyscira has to contend with male heroes like Batman and Superman who are perhaps not as forward-thinking regarding their female counterpart as they should be. (I think the word “jerks” might’ve come up.) Feig compared this Wonder Woman to the suffragist Cicely Hamilton (who wrote the 1908 "feminist" play Diana of Dobson's).
I asked Feig if the tone he had in mind would’ve been more in line with, say, the Iron Man films, and he said that was the basic idea. But not surprisingly, the studio did not go for the pitch. And Feig told me that in retrospect he can see why the concept didn’t fly, as the fans can be quite protective of their characters and any changes that are made to them.
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