Tuesday, May 11, 2010

No Respect for Wonder Woman

DC Comics, through Warner's Animated straight-to-DVD line, started putting out animated movies. It was a dream come true for me!!! (Superman/Doomsday, Justice League: New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths [which included the talents of the beautiful and talented Gina Torrez]. Buy them! We want more to come.) Wonder Woman even got her own. It was wonderfully done. Voiced by Keri Russell, Virginia Madsen, Rosario Dawson (I will always love you for playing Val in "Josie & the Pussycats"), Nathan Fillion and Alfred Molina to name a few. But, unfortunately, “The Execs” (the people who control the money) decided the sales were too slow, even though it made the money it was supposed to ... eventually, so the sequels planned for WW and Green Lantern --- weren't going to happen. That’s really disappointing. Now, get this, people. Not only did DC/Warner decide there would be NO sequels to Wondie or GL, which is disappointing enough --- BUT, there would be NO MORE SUPER HERIONE movies. NONE!!! Lauren Montgomery, attached to the animated Wonder Woman movie, (an INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE talent) had come up with a Batgirl: Year One movie. But, Batgirl’s a woman, (i.e. "super heroine") so it’s not going to happen. GL might get his because of the upcoming live action movie starring Ryan "I'm Hot" Reynolds. It's completely unfair, ignorant and lazy of DC/Warner to decide that Wonder Woman's sales would ruin it for her entire GENDER!!! Green Lantern didn't scrap any plans for any future Superman or Batman (their most popular) movies. Wouldn’t this be the time to highlight some other popular characters like Batgirl, Batwoman, Zatanna, or Black Canary?!? I think DC/Warner wimped out on this one. It's a sorry sad excuse. And, a repeated disrespect for Wonder Woman. (Other issues I'll have to get into when I get angry or "motivated" again.) Sorry, Prince Diana of Themyscira, I would have loved to have seen your further adventures. A bad Superman movie ($5.99 on Amazon) doesn't mean the franchise is dead. As for Wonder Woman? Maybe with the proper promotion, the tides will turn and people will know it's actually there to enjoy.

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