David E. Kelley Says WONDER WOMAN Is Tough To Develop For TV
The story is pretty well known by now. David E. Kelly has an idea for Wonder Woman, casts Adrianne Palicki as Diana and shoots his pilot. What comes next however, isn’t as rosy. NBC decided to pass on the project, and no other networks thought it was worth their time either, thus ending the show before it really began.
Since Kelly’s failed attempted there has been one other push to get Wonder Woman on the small screen in the form of The CW’s Amazon. That didn’t even make it past the script stage before it was scrapped. However, not all is lost. Batman Vs. Superman will begin shooting soon and we will finally see Wonder Woman on the big screen when Zack Snyder introduces her in the movie.
Kelly thinks this is what’s best for the character. While chatting at the Television Academy Hall of Fame induction dinner he suggested that The Amazon Princess is indeed best suited for the big screen. “When you are going to do a super hero character, you’re competing with special effects. Television budgets are hard to match with respect to the future world. Audiences are used to seeing the (film) exploits of Iron Man and Batman and that can’t be accomplished in TV. That’s the hurdle for anyone in the super hero franchise to take on.”
While he said he is sad that he wasn’t able to get his idea lifted off the ground, he does believe there is potential for Wonder Woman to be great. “Someone is going to crack it. It’s a great franchise and very viable,” he said.
While we will have to wait to see what Zack Snyder has in store for the character, one has to wonder what the central story for a full season of Kelly’s Wonder Woman TV show would have been. Fans that have seen the pilot have minced words when it comes to voicing their displeasure. Would you rather see Wonder Woman in a TV show or just keep her in the movies? Leave you comment in the comment boxes below, and check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest on Wonder Woman.
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Source : Fox411