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Top 5 Reasons Why Wonder Woman Movie will Never See Light of Day

Nick Furious 12/16/2010 Features, Reviews

Seeing as Wonder Woman is hands down the most well known female super hero of all time I have to wonder, how come she hasn’t had a movie yet?   She has a decent rogue gallery of villains to choose  from.  She has an interesting back story.  Whats the deal Hollywood?    Is that magic lasso not hip enough for this generation?  Would the invisible plane be too ridiculous for movie goer’s around the world?    Maybe.   But once I sat back and really thought about it, it might have something to do with these box office flops.

#5  AEON FLUX

This film had some serious potential, a great female lead (Theron), an intricate story, plus a 4 issue mini series by Dark Horse serving as a prequel.   The movie made 52 mil which sounds good, but with a 62 mil. budget, can’t really call that a success.

#4 CATWOMAN

Another film with yet another Academy Award Winner as our hero (Berry), and an interesting spin on an already note worthy character.  Although usually a villian, this version of Catwoman was looked at as being a hero.   This version was also not the infamous Selina Kyle, but Patience Phillips, with no connection to Batman or the DC universe whatsoever.   The movie made about 82 mil, but it cost nearly 100 mil.  Another female hero bites the dust.  Plans were recently scrapped for a sequel, as the only reason people had paid attention to the news was because they couldn’t believe they were thinking about making a sequel.

#3 Tank Girl

This time around definitely not an Oscar Winner, but a hopeful up and coming star (Petty) played the pretty much unknown character of Tank Girl.  The movie now has a pretty good cult following but its Box Office sales were a measly 4 million on a 25 million budget.  It is looked at as being one of the biggest super hero flops of all time.  Even the creators refer to the whole experience as “A low point in their lives”.

#2 Elektra

“Elektra” is a spin off from the 2003 film “Daredevil” which had great potential due to Elektra’s very unique back story.  Still the film was met with negative reviews, before the film even hit most theaters.  It only mustered up 24 mil the lowest that any marvel character to film had made, it was also looked at as a bust.

#1 Supergirl

“Supergirl” had buzz like crazy from every magazine around town.  “Superman” was a box office success so why wouldn’t “Supergirl” do the same?  Even though it did come in number one in Box Office it made only 14 million and is what most people call “Super Box Office Bust”   Even with Jimmy Olsen making it into the film, it couldn’t quite pull it off.

I know there are sites reporting that we will see a Wonder Woman movie in 2013.  You have to remember, those sites used to say 2011.  And before that it was 2007, and before that it was…well you get the point.   I would love nothing more than to see a Wonder Woman film hit the screen, I just don’t see it happening.   That is half the reason I was so pumped to see a Justice League movie, at least Wonder Woman would finally make it to the big screen, regardless of how zany that movie sounded, at least Princess Diana would finally get her chance to shine.

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  1. richard 12/16/2010 at 8:13 pm

    just hire the right writers and bingo you have a movie

    get j.j. abrahms to direct remember Mission Impossible 3

    Cloverfield and Star Trek 2009 i think j.j. would do

    wonders for wonder woman …………………………..

  2. Jordamus Prime 12/16/2010 at 8:43 pm

    As sad as it is, I agree with this article 100%. It just wouldn't work the way that DC and Warner Brothers would need it to. I'd love to see it happen, but It would never be done properly and even if it was, it would flop.

  3. Andy Kirby 12/17/2010 at 2:16 pm

    I think you make a convincing argument with all your evidence…

    too bad.

    Laters!

    http://marvel616politics.com

  4. Comic Booked 12/17/2010 at 3:32 pm

    I think it could be done, I'm just not sure how many people would be into it. I love seeing any good comic book movie become a hit. Either way, I don't see myself getting all pumped up if they ever release news of a Wonder Woman movie.

  5. Colin Bell 12/20/2010 at 2:06 pm

    I think that done right, there's no reason a Wonder Woman film can't succeed – the common denominator in all the films mentioned in this article (besides the fact that they feature a solo comic-book heroine in the lead) is that they were all terrible, which probably explains their poor box office performance as much as anything else.

  6. Robb Orr 12/27/2010 at 3:03 pm

    Female protagonists seem to be a tough sell for both gaming and action movies. I am not really sure why. Sexism and a glass ceiling from fans? I doubt it! It may just be the dismal box office returns you mentioned. This is a shame. Ham-fisted handling of past movies should not doom future projects that are similar in nature. If Joss Whedon's adaptation could not get movie approval, I am not sure if the Wonder Woman film will become a reality anytime soon. Sad but true.

  7. Nick Furious 01/17/2011 at 3:13 am

    Robb you have nailed it on the head my friend

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