If you were looking forward to seeing a live action Wonder Woman any time soon, either on the small screen in the CW’s Amazon TV show or on the big screen in a Justice League movie, this just isn’t your day. We’ve got some bad news on both fronts.
First, the CW has announced its list of new pilots for Fall 2013, and Amazon isn’t one of them. Written by Allan Heinberg and focusing on the early days of Wonder Woman, the project had gotten a lot of press but didn’t make the pilot list. This isn’t even the list of shows that are going to get picked up. These are the shows that MIGHT get picked up if the pilots go over well with network brass. It’s a preliminary step, and Amazon doesn’t even have that.
However, it looks like the plan is to roll the show over to next year, for Fall 2014 or maybe a bit earlier if they’re particularly excited about the project as it continues to develop. Arrow is doing really well for the CW, and they seem committed to expanding that brand, so they’re going to give the show more time. The project isn’t cancelled so much as postponed, though as always with live action Wonder Woman news I caution you not to get your hopes up too high.
If that wasn’t enough, Variety reports that the Justice League movie, co-starring Wonder Woman and written by the dude who wrote the widely panned Gangster Squad, is on hold until Warner Bros. gets a look at how well Man of Steel does at the box office. So I suppose that means there’s a possibility that if the movie underperforms, there might not even be a Justice League movie. At the very least, it will probably be delayed. It’s slated for some time in 2015, but if they’re waiting another six months for Man of Steel to come out then the schedule might get pushed back.
So yeah, double bummer on the live action Wonder Woman front. And, just to add insult to injury, Young Justice was cancelled yesterday so if you were digging the animated Wonder Girl you’re hosed there too. They can’t not make some sort of live action Wonder Woman forever, right? It’s been almost forty years since Lynda Carter. It’s got to happen at some point!! Though this is the sort of thinking that leads to disappointment. Hopes, stay down!!