It looks like the entertainment execs are determined to bring an updated Wonder Woman to our screens, Vulture is reporting:
Our sources say the new take on the comic book crime fighter is being written by Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C.) under the working title Amazon. Unlike past TV incarnations, it will focus on Wonder Woman as a young, budding superhero, rather than a fully formed defender of liberty. Heinberg seems a logical candidate for the job: His resume includes work on the kinds of soapy dramas the CW favors as well as comic-geek street cred (he wrote the Young Avengers comic book series back in 2005).
In recent years we’ve had two major attempts to bring Princess Diana to life. Joss Whedon attempted multiple times to bring her to the movie theatre screens, and I’m sure comic fans remember the failed David E. Kelley pilot that NBC had in 2011.
Yeah. That one.
While it’s still only a script order at this point, there’s a good chance that this live action take on the Amazon princess is the one we’ve been waiting on. If it builds off the precedent Smallville set for hero origins, and if this fall’s Arrow does well there is a very good chance this show could come to fruition.
Let’s just hope they leave the pleather out.