Yet another entry for the “Warner Bros. Has No F*cking Idea What To Do With Any DC Character Who Isn’t Batman” file: They’ve handed “Wonder Woman” over to David E. Kelley for new TV show. Because the best possible thing you can do when you own full rights to three out of the four most-bankable franchises in the most moneymaking genre in present-day Hollywood is clearly to dillute their brand-worth with expensive, rapidly-canceled TV genre programming.
Kelley, incidentally, is best known for writing and producing TV series that are incredibly popular while they air but that EVERYONE stops caring about IMMEDIATELY after they end (Ally McBeal, Pickett Fences, L.A. Law, The Practice, Boston Legal, Chicago Hope, etc.) Seriously, be honest: Until you just now read that list, you completely forgot at least half of those shows existed.
Y’know, I’m not gonna say “called it!” since I don’t recall ever blogging this and I know I wouldn’t have been the only one to say it anyway, but remember earlier this year when DC pulled this decades change-her-outfit-so-people-will-pay-attention-for-a-few-issues bit? (If you haven’t seen it or didn’t care at the time, she wears pants and what looks like a denim jacket over the one-piece now; so now instead of looking like the world’s most ostentatiously-patriotic domme she looks like a recent-divorcee borrowing her daughter’s clothes.) Well, I distinctly recall my first reaction being on the lines of “Ah, this means they’re about to announce a movie or TV show, since that’s exactly what you’d do to the costume to woo ‘theres-no-way-in-hell-I’m-showing-that-much-leg-and-cleavage-the-whole-damn-time’ actresses to the part.”
Why can’t I ever be right about stuff I’d LIKE to happen? Watch, I’ll try: “The Spider-Man reboot will be scrapped in favor of a team-up movie with Iceman and Firestar!” Now just watch: That’s totally not going to happen 😉
Ah, well… you know the drill, people: Start compiling lists of C-list brunette TV actresses who’d be “perfect” or would “at least get me to watch” etc, etc, etc. Oooh! I know, make a game out of it this time – every list can have Morena Baccarin OR Summer Glau… but not both!