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Update on Upcoming 'Wonder Woman' TV Show

It looks like the CW show is trying to stay true to the source material.

I think it's fair to say fans had mixed opinions on the last bit of news regarding the upcoming CW show. The summary wasn't met well by many, and Wonder Woman's name being "Iris" instead of Diana wasn't very promising. Thankfully, both Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns have implied the name was used as a code name in an attempt to keep spoilers from leaking. Well, it's less than a week later and we're already getting more news about the show.

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i09 says a casting call for Wonder Woman is underway and they've managed to get their hands on the script pages being used for auditions. Based on what they've read, it sounds like the program is trying to stay close to Diana's comic book roots and Steve Trevor plays a prominent role (he has the code name "Pete") . It's worth noting that the pilot script hasn't been completed yet.

The website got a glance at two scenes. The first consists of Steve crashing on Diana's island. He's tied to a chair and she's interrogating him. She's under the impression he means harm to the island (terrorist or part of an invasion). The site claims Steve's script is a mesh of charming and snarky. They compared his personality to Damon from Vampire Diaries meshed with Tommy from Arrow.

The second scene has Steve and Diana at a diner in the United States. She's overly enthusiastic about the variety of food the outside world offers. The highlight is a moment veeeery inspired by When Harry Met Sally when she tries ice cream for the first time.

Does this news give you some hope about the show or are you skeptical?

Source: i09

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Posted By knightofthechronicle

Personally I would love to have two shows to look forward too every week and I can't get enough of Arrow.

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Posted By cameron83

ok...seems alot better

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Posted By sethysquare

looks better than the nbc pilot

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Posted By Bestostero

looking forward to this, hopefully it'll come to fruition

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Posted By Comicman1000

I wonder if in the future Amazon and Arrow will crossover? I know too early to speculate, but I'd love if that happened.

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Posted By JLDoom

Well, that sounds much better

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Posted By TheCrowbar

Whatever they're smoking at CW they need to share!

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Posted By x_29

Still not looking forward to it. CW + WW still sounds like a disaster

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Posted By Ben3000

Sounds good; can't wait for more details to be announced.

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Posted By CircularLogic

A scene inspired by when Harry met sally.... No. No, they couldn't do something that stupid to Wonder Woman. If there's one thing I learned from watching TV and movies, it's that most writers fail horribly when trying to write women, especially superheroes. This does not sound promising. I guarantee, at some point in the series there will be an entire story arc devoted to Diana's fears about losing her virginity.

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Posted By SuperDoahBoy

Can't wait

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Posted By TheCowman

I'm still waiting on confirmation that Diana will be an actual Amazon and have super powers.

Then I'll start getting interested.

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Posted By Pokeysteve

@TheCowman said:

I'm still waiting on confirmation that Diana will be an actual Amazon and have super powers.

Then I'll start getting interested.

So much this.

If the Pilot script isn't finished then I'm assuming these pages were written just for auditions. The initial information wasn't true to the source material in the least bit. If there is an actual Themiscyra instead of her being from "a war torn country" than we're moving in the right direction.

Wonder Woman fans are effin crazy and they need to get this $hit right for us lol.

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Posted By The Stegman

While eating ice cream. 
Diana: "YES, BY THE GODS, YES! YES! HERA HELP ME, ZEUS ALMIGHTY, SWIFT FOOTED HERMES! YES!! 
 
Steve: "...I'll have what she's having...."

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Edited By moywar700

She probably does have superpowers.She is as fast as a cheetah and is Superstrong. WW wouldn't have flight until the end.I imagine Steve Trevor crashes on the Island and the Amazons hold a competition on who gets to take him back.Whoever wins gets to go to the Man's world but they can never return back to Paradise Island.Diana's mom doesn't let her in the contest but she disguises herself to enter and she wins it.She also wins the mantle of WW and gets her gear.

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Posted By TimeLordScience

I'm skeptical about this. I don't really think Arrow is the greatest show around...

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

When Harry Met Sally huh? Does that mean that we are gonna see Diana simulate an orgasm in midst of the diner? :P Hehe all joking aside though I'm actually feeling more confident about this show all of a sudden.

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Posted By Mbecks14

This sounds SO much better than what i was expecting. Alright, I'm officially interested now.

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Posted By Miss_Garrick

Both scenes sound like they're copying the animated W.W. movie! If you're going to copy a pre-existing W.W. show/film, then you might as well copy the Lynda Carter series as that was the only good one.

I feel a pinch better about Iris being a code-name, but I still have HUGE doubts that this will be any good.

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Posted By darkwingdan

I'm pretty excited for this. I'll be happy if it is at the same quality as Arrow - which is better than I expected for a CW show.

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Posted By nightlock

Overly excited. This show needs to happen already.

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Posted By fps_dean

Just make it happen already! :)

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Posted By jacksonvillewriter

Hope it's better than arrow.

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Posted By Shutdown

I'm excited but ad as well as they probably won't air it till about 6 months after its done here in NZ. Been no signs that Arrow will be aired here either. Sigh.

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Posted By fables87

This looks better and they say it's true to the comic books. CW seems to do some comic books stuff like Smallville and Arrow well. Let's hope it like those two.

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Posted By sethysquare

i seriously cant wait for this.

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Posted By TheNamelessOne

Still sounds terrible for a show. But it could be just me being cynical.

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Posted By KennyQuick

Still rather see movies than a TV show for one of the Trinity characters.

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Posted By TheNamelessOne

@x_29 said:

Still not looking forward to it. CW + WW still sounds like a disaster

Quoted for truth.

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Posted By Mr. Kamikaze

Mix of Damon Salvatore and Tommy Merlyn? =/

So he's gonna be just another typical CW handsome party boy with a bad boy streak. Eh...

I quite enjoy The CW for my teen drama fix whenever I fancy it (I get bored and I watch a lot of TV), and since Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Supernatural and Smallville before them have all been really good, I guess I can give them the benefit of the doubt.

Then again...shows like Beauty and the Beast and The Secret Circle also exist....

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Posted By dondasch

Waiting patiently, as usual, to see what will become of this.

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Posted By BatteredArmor

@The Stegman said:

While eating ice cream. Diana: "YES, BY THE GODS, YES! YES! HERA HELP ME, ZEUS ALMIGHTY, SWIFT FOOTED HERMES! YES!! Steve: "...I'll have what she's having...."

LOL

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Posted By Press Oblivion

I'm on board! Lets see it already!

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Posted By jobbernos

this will be the best tv series out along with arrow and supernatural. cw makes the best choices and decisions and ideas.

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Posted By ips

sounds much more promising.

the thing is... comic books aren't real life obviously. the characters are drawn and don't actually resemble anyone in the way we recognize people in real life. so, comics rely on costumes and consistant depictions of character and appearance to communicate who these characters are supposed to be. if you take all those accepted representations away and start doing your own thing with those characters when it hits tv or film, they tend to not be recognizable anymore and the project looses and resemblance to the source material and subsequently fan interest. i with Hollywood would take this to heart (poor Lois Lane).

anyhow, here's to hoping she keeps her powers too. doubtful though.

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Posted By Mercy_

This gives me serious hope.

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Posted By colonyofcells

Smallville tv Clark had many powers and he used mostly strength and run around like the Flash in all 10 seasons. Cw Diana Prince will probably have at least strength and the lasso.

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Posted By Fantasgasmic

I'm always more relieved when people "stay close to the comic book roots" but in Wonder Woman's case, I hope they pick from the right stories. Wonder Woman has had her fair share of lackluster stories mostly due to her lackluster villains. . Here's how I'd map the show, TL;DR is start with George Perez, include some Greg Rucka, avoid Amazons Attack at all costs.

Start with Gods and Mortals: Basic origin story, Ares is the big bad, throw in Diana's friendship with Barbara Minerva once she arrives in the World of Men.

Follow up with Challenge of the Gods combined with the current Cheetah arc in Justice League: Barbara Minerva becomes the Cheetah, Diana tries to save her from herself.

You need to have Down to Earth in there, include a one-shot or 2 parter set around The Hiketeia (but with Steve Trevor or the government in place of Batman)

War of the Gods can sort of be worked in which could lead into the first arc of the New52 Wonder Woman.

The end of season 2, you get Diana back to Themyscira, introduce Artemis and set up The Contest. Season 3 is when you have Artemis' run as Wonder Woman, and The Challenge of Artemis.

Somewhere in there you can have The Circle and Ends of the Earth.

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Posted By Outside_85

Sounds a lot like the cartoon from a few years ago.

Wonder if we will have:

Steve: "This is [censored]!"

Hippolyta: "What is [censored]?"

Steve: "It's a form of excrement." Fumes.

Hippolyta: "Is there anything else?"

Steve: "God, your daughter's got a nice rack." Embarrassed.

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Posted By jrock85

Cool.

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Posted By TrueIlluminatus
The summary wasn't met well by many, and Wonder Woman's name being "Iris" instead of Diana wasn't very promising. Thankfully, both Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns have implied the name was used as a code name in an attempt to keep spoilers from leaking.

So, not only did they piss off countless fans, but the news leaked anyways? Leave it to the folks over at DC and the CW to make themselves look like morons before a show even starts.

Anyways, I suspect this will last a season or two. How much creative freedom do people really get on the CW channel anyways? For every iota of an interesting plotline in Arrow or Smallville, the amount of sheer stupidity and generic cliches compounded on the show until it became just something people would watch out of amusement. Remember how they ran out of things to do on Smallville and just started introducing every DC character they could?

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Posted By Inverno

Just keep David Kelley away from it.

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Posted By ComicMan24

That sounds better I have to say.

@The Stegman said:

While eating ice cream. Diana: "YES, BY THE GODS, YES! YES! HERA HELP ME, ZEUS ALMIGHTY, SWIFT FOOTED HERMES! YES!! Steve: "...I'll have what she's having...."

LMAO

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Posted By manofsteel42

Ill be the first to admit that when i saw who was playing WW in the NBC pilot i wasn't too happy & i bashed it without even seeing the pilot but i came across on YT the WW pilot and it wasn't that bad, it seemed like if we waited a few eps it would have picked up. I am reading these comments about everyone already complaining about the show when yall haven't even seen it. Please give it a chance and then make your pick. Also I understand that we all want to see the comic version of everything but when people make these films/shows its their interpretation of the character. Great example Bane! nowhere in the Dark Knight Rises did he take a hit off Venom to get buff n he wasn't that close to the comic character but you all liked it. Same with this, Open your mind a little as you did for Christopher Nolan version of the Dark Knight & enjoy this WW show or you can all bash it & have it get cancelled while continuing to complain.

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Posted By deadpool25mm

GreenArrow : " My name is Oliver Queen, I've been stuck on an island for 5 years.."

WonderWomen: " My name is Diana, I've been on an island my entire life.."

Guess you gota get stuck on and island to become a Hero these days.

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Posted By Green ankh

Sounds like we can be hopefull

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Posted By amazing_webhead

I told you. I told you all that they probably weren't really changing her name.

I've never seen "When Harry Met Sally", but I've heard about the restaurant scene. Note to self: WATCH THIS SHOW. (Don't judge me! This is Wonder Woman we're talking about!)

I hope Cheetah's in it.

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Posted By SupBatz

@TheCowman said:

I'm still waiting on confirmation that Diana will be an actual Amazon and have super powers.

Then I'll start getting interested.

This. Arrow is too dark and gritty for my tastes. There needs to be a touch of fun and fantasy to the show for it to be enjoyable. And Wonder Woman having actual superpowers is indicative of th show going in the right direction.

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Posted By johnqestion

So they had to take other characters from Vampire Dairies and Arrow to make Steve Trevor sound interesting...Damon and Tommy? Okay so Trevor never had a personality then. Yeah got you. And when Harry met Sally moment...they really saying things to make you roll your eyes.

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Posted By corpsecraft

@cameron83 said:

ok...seems alot better

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