Warner Bros Boss Talks ‘Wonder Woman’; Classic Costume Revealed

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 13th, 2013 at 10:04 pm,

Last week’s frenzy of pilot pickups and cancellations was largely a windfall for Warner Bros. Television, with the notable exception of NBC’s Wonder Woman pilot. CEO Peter Roth spoke out on the gains and the losses; also, a possible third “classic” Wonder Woman costume has been revealed.

Easily the project with the biggest mindshare this spring, Wonder Woman was full of promise when NBC ordered the pilot early this year. But after starlet Adrianne Palicki was cast, a series of ill-fated leaks and reveals gained the ire of Wonder Woman fans and critics alike, not the least of which was her much-maligned costume. NBC abandoned the pilot earlier in May.

“I think Wonder Woman was a very well-crafted pilot,” said Roth, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter. The series would have been produced by Warner Bros., which owns the DC Comics company and the rights to all its characters. He went on to say:

But after seeing the announcement of the NBC schedule, I now understand and agree with Bob [Greenblatt, NBC executive] that it doesn’t necessarily fit particularly well with their schedule. As well-crafted and contemporized as it was, it was a big and radical shift for viewers to embrace this new idea — and that may, to some degree, have had to do with why it didn’t make it.

Roth also offered a small nugget of hope for the Wonder Woman faithful. When asked about the show appearing on another network, he would neither confirm nor deny the possibility.

To be determined. I’m just not sure yet; we haven’t given it a lot of thought.

For those who cried foul at the Amazonian Princess wearing long pants, have a gander at this new photo from the abandoned pilot. The photo comes from Facebook and features actor Joseph Gatt alongside the title character in costume. The short shorts are almost certainly the third Wonder Woman costume that Robert Greenblatt alluded to last month.

The spiffy new bottom appears to be the only significant modification from the revised costume Palicki and a stuntwoman sported during filming in Los Angeles. With the addition of the star-spangled shorts, Palicki is the spitting image of her comic book counterpart, and not that far off from Lynda Carter’s legendary look in the 1970s Wonder Woman.

So, what are the odds of seeing Wonder Woman lasso a new job on another network? I’d put it at somewhere between “slim” and “none.”

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

 

But after seeing the announcement of the NBC schedule, I now understand and agree with Bob [Greenblatt, NBC executive] that it doesn’t necessarily fit particularly well with their schedule. As well crafted and contemporized as it was, it was a big and radical shift for viewers to embrace this new idea — and that may, to some degree, have had to do with why it didn’t make it.To be determined. I’m just not sure yet; we haven’t given it a lot of thought.
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  1. This is how Wonder Women should look like:
    http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm111/rollo_tomassi7/wonder_woman_new.jpg

    • Wow, absolutely! That looks so tangible and tasteful.

      The ones we’ve been shown so far all look so cheap and flimsy.

  2. I think she looks great. Maybe a bit too sexy for network T.V. though.

  3. NIce!!!

  4. Nothing against Palicki, but growing up watching Wonder Woman I can say that she just isn’t a good fit for the character. None of the costumes seem to fit her right, and she doesn’t have the look of someone with a warm heart who can still kick butt when needed. She looks angry even when she’s smiling. Or is it constipated? And looking at the photo one more time, it does seem very strange to have gold and silver mixed together. Had the story ever turned out to be good they would not have been able to escape the complaints about the costume(s).

  5. I’m so glad that this showed was canned. I only hope that SOMEONE in the future decides to make a GOOD WW show. ALL the costumes looked ridiculous on Palicki, even though she is a very attractive woman. She does NOT look like WW, though. The CW would be the perfect network for a WW show, though. NOT NBC.

  6. Adrianne never was a vision like Lynda Carter but in the third look I would have supported this train wreck more if NBC would have just kept with the original costume. A HOLES! Don’t mess with the original structure. You will ALWAYS fail! Nice to see her above as Wonder Woman and not Wonder street walker in the long leggins or whatever that other mess was she had on.

  7. Well, to me, this explains why they didn’t go with the shorts…this looks terrible. The belt is way too big for those shorts. Plus, she has no hips! Fake boobs, no hips…. Geez.