Every time I turn around, it seems like another comic book movie is either being made or re-made. The reason for the constant re-makes is because studios lose their licensing if they don’t use it. That’s why for example, The Amazing Spider-man was already in production while Spider-Man 3 was still a vivid memory. See also Wolverine. While I can understand it to a degree, I do have some difficulty wrapping my head around why other new comic book movies or spin-offs keep seeing the light of day and yet nobody can manage to return Wonder Woman to her glory. Wonder Woman is DC Comics’ most popular female superhero and until recently one of the few recognized female superheroes known outside of geekdom.

A 2011 TV pilot failed miserably after terrible reviews and the show was quickly axed. Prior to that, in 2009 the only other inception of Wonder Woman in 30 years to get any love was a well-received  animated movie.

The Origin

Yes, Wonder Woman’s origin story is a strange one. Rather than finding a new angle (this is fiction people – figure it out), potential creators seem to be focused on her original origin and end up beating their heads against the wall. The option seems to be ignore it and never speak of it or use it in a less straight forward origin story.

A New Hope Has Been Born

Warner Brothers is keen on seeing another DC comic book franchise on the big screen, now that the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman has wrapped and The Man of Steel is well on his way to return to the big screen. That leaves everyone’s favorite Amazon princess to round out DC’s Trinity in theaters. Michael Goldenberg (Green Lantern) has been hired to pen the new script. Hopefully it’s a better place than Green Lantern took us.

Fingers are crossed that Goldenberg can find an appealing, modern take on the story, while also staying true to the character and not getting caught up in the details that really won’t make or break it (yes I am referring to the invisible plane). Because, it’s high time DC Comics’ most popular female superhero got some action before she’s lost in the crowd of The Justice League.

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Every time I turn around, it seems like another comic book movie is either being made or re-made. The reason for the constant re-makes is because studios lose their licensing if they don't use it. That's why for example, The Amazing Spider-man was already in production while Spider-Man 3...