Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara Talks Wonder Woman Movie Or TV Show


Kevin Tsujihara is on a pretty decent run right now.  He recently became the CEO of Warner Bros., and he’s already gotten J.K. Rowling herself to write more Harry Potter movies and just this weekend Warner Bros.’ Gravity opened much better than expected, with massive critical acclaim as well.  The guy in on a roll.

He also seems like a smart dude.  In a piece on The Hollywood Reporter, Tsujihara acknowledged that:

the lack of superhero movies other than the Superman and Batman franchises had been a “missed opportunity”

Which is a massive understatement, to say the least.  Marvel’s movie division is already so deep into the bench that they’ve gone through all the big players and are making Guardians of the Galaxy, but DC’s only foray beyond Batman and Superman films was the god awful Green Lantern.  And Warner Bros. seems to be taking some steps to correct this: Arrow is already a popular TV series, and Flash, Constantine, and Jim Gordon series are in the works.  The next big movie is a Superman/Batman team-up, though, with no other superhero films on the slate.  There was that Justice League Dark thing that Guillermo del Toro was attached to a while back, but I assume that a Constantine TV show means that project is backburnered.

In terms of Wonder Woman, Tsujihara said:

“We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”

Yes, obviously.  And it’s good to see him acknowledge that instead of talking about how difficult it is to do so.  However, the phrasing isn’t particularly encouraging.  “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV” suggests that they don’t currently have a plan for either.  They’d like to have a plan, which is a definite positive, but they don’t even know yet whether they’re going the TV or movie route with her.  Anything actually happening may be a long while off yet.

Given how many Marvel characters we’ve seen already, I’m starting to worry that Marvel will put out a Kitty Pryde or Captain Marvel movie before Warner Bros. gets around to Wonder Woman.  Both of which would be awesome, of course, but then when Warner Bros. finally gets around to Wonder Woman she’ll look like a bit of a Janie come lately.

Anyway, the guy in charge of Warner Bros. thinks that it’s a good idea to come up with a plan for a live action Wonder Woman of some sort.  It’s a very small first step, but it’s a first step nonetheless.

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2 Responses to “Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara Talks Wonder Woman Movie Or TV Show”

  1. Your Senior Drill Instructor Says:

    Well, at least he’s saying what we want to hear.

    Overall, I think DC has more intriguing characters than Marvel does. Marvel just knows how to market their characters better.

    • Tim Hanley Says:

      I agree that DC has more intriguing characters than Marvel, but I think that Marvel has done an amazing job of honing in on how to present their characters in the most interesting way, particularly with the Avengers franchise. Is Iron Man more interesting than Superman? Not at all. Are the Iron Man movies more interesting than the past two Superman movies? By leaps and bounds. They know how to make their characters shine.

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