Monday, September 30, 2013

BUY THAT WOMAN A BEER: Lynda Carter On Wonder Woman

The fact Ant-Man will beat Wonder Woman to getting a solo movie should have Warner Bros hanging their heads in shame, if not fans picketing in the streets. Still, it's not from lack of trying. Before Joss Whedon made The Avengers a household name, his idea for doing the same to this avenging Amazon was shot down, and two planned TV series haven't had any more success.

Still, Lynda Carter, the first female on the allegedly third part of DC's 'Trinity' has appeared on Entertainment Tonight regarding DC's We Can Be Heroes campaign against hunger in Northeast Africa, and had a really good stab at what's needed to make Wonder Woman work while she was at it.

“Maybe they need a female writer who gets it. I've often tried not to say that, but I think it’s the truth. It’s like, ‘Hellooooo guys, get a female that understands what that’s all about.’ You look at any society that suppresses women, and it’s violent. Look around the world... There’s a humanity that they're missing. There’s got to be a sweetness, a kindness, a goodness in the character. The rest takes care of itself.”

Me, I'm not too sure that a female writer is needed, but that last half of the quote re: the void Wonder Woman's presence fills in the world is damn fit to be printed. My new definition for Diana - the humanity mankind is missing.

 What do you think? 

10 comments:

  1. love her! and she couldn't have been more right with this quote "You look at any society that suppresses women, and it’s violent."

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  2. Hey Dave - glad you are a fan too buddy. And you're right re: that part of her words too. Just like the book Wonder Woman Spirit of Truth huh?

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  3. Agreed and agreed. Was never a big WW fan (but definitely a Carter fan...), but she is SPOT ON.

    Absolutely correct, and interestingly so, she brings up an angle I never considered about WW..

    Thank you, Ms. Carter.

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  4. I adore Linda Carter. I loved her as a kid, when I used to twirl in my living room with my sister as we watched her show, and I still squeak like a teenager when I see her do cameos in movies (for example: Sky High). She makes excellent points here. I don't care if it's a male or female who writes or directs or produces a movie of Wonder Woman, I think a fan of any gender could do it well. What I think we need is a fan in the executive decision seat. And in that case, maybe a woman would be handy. Because maybe they would see that women, and men, could geek out just as hard over a female superhero. Like WW. Or Black Widow. Or Power Girl. OR Black Canary. I have a long list. I know it's unrealistic to think studio heads will pull their...heads...out of their wallets long enough to get that point. Too many of them weren't comic book nerds in high school and beyond to understand that it's not an adolescent phenomena anymore. But I have faith that eventually the right person will be sitting in that seat in that meeting. I just hope the correct writer is sitting across from them. Because if not, I think that may be the end of any future female super hero movie ever. I'm not sure they'd get a do-over. Like Superman.

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  5. WW has long long long being my favourite lone super hero, and Ive followed her comics for years and years now...Whedon still hasn't really got his way regarding a WW movie and it looks increasingly unlikely it ever will, and the idea of a tv series set in a teenage high school called Amazon sounds dreadful.
    One main problem is the superb Lynda herself...she was so perfect in the role that no one else can be considered to replace her in a movie role.

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  6. Hey David B thanks for dropping by IADW, and dropping in a few comments! WW has always been my favourite heroine, and I can't believe I've never connected the dots before.

    Like you Random, I really dug her in my younger days, and in some western programme she did after, I can't remember the name (age steals memory first)

    I think their are literally a tonne of comic females that can hold their own movie. A proper Catwoman film is still waiting to be done, She-Hulk, heck even Big Barda's story about being a Female Fury of Darkseid and being rescued by the love of the ultimate escape artist and turning on her former masters is ripe for the big screen!

    If we can find a tea trolley big enough, i'm willing to ride bottom shelf covertly into that meeting and illustrate our points. If I'm not to full of chocolate brownies by the time I'm inn there!

    Whedon: "I have a movie idea to make WW work" WB "Piff Buffy Boy - go write more Serenity and leave us alone" Whedon "Actually I'll go write Avengers and make Marvel millions".

    Not saying his script would've done the same for Diana Karl, but even if you swap Loki for Circe and the aliens for men turning into beasts, and the Avengers for the army having a hard time with Wonder Woman's arrival - it's still a cool daydream.

    Completely agree about Lynda too. As the photo in this article shows, she really was Wonder Woman.

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  7. Check out on the net a short by Rainfall Films, its a cool fake trailer for a possible WW movie; Themyscira looks gorgeous and the sight of the giant Minotors is stunning.
    One of the best Ive ever seen.

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  8. Don't worry, Dan. I'll ride in on the trolley next to you and eat all the brownies, thus saving you from stuffing yourself so you're coherent enough to make all the points that need to be made.

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  9. funny you should mention Spirit of Truth considering what i posted today on the Suicide Squad blog a couple of hours ago : )

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  10. Thanks Random knew you wouldnt let me go solo!

    Karl, completely agree mate as you can tell from my latest post you just inspired.

    And Dave thatll give me something to read when i finally get home tonight after running all over town all day.

    Cheers team!

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