So it appears that David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman project isn’t dead after all. After much speculation it came out last night that NBC had picked up the show about the DC Super heroine. Kelley is more well-known for his legal dramas such as Boston Legal and the new series Harry’s Law.
People have been hoping for a Wonder Woman movie for years but that really hasn’t gone anywhere so it’s my belief that a TV series is good for the character. There’s room for plently of stories and to see them dip into the Wonder Woman mythology will be nice. I still remains to be seen if NBC will be a good fit for this show but with the recent success of The Cape it stands to reason that a more well-known hero with years worth of background, source material and fans will do very well. I’m still surprised that The CW didn’t option to pick it up as they’re the TV affiliate for The WB and most DC properties. But the show will probably find a bigger audience on NBC as the CW isn’t really a ratings smash.
The series is described as such “Wonder Womanpresents Diana Prince as an L.A.-based “corporate executive and modern woman” also juggling her side job as a vigilante crime fighter” I hope they don’t shy away from her Amazonian heritage, that’s part of the character and what makes her so interesting. I have no problem with her adapting to out society and trying to keep a cover. Apparently this is a script that both DC and NBC are excited about so they can’t be changing the character too much especially since Wonder Woman is one of DC’s ‘Big Three’. I also hope that over the course of the series they decide to introduce other heroes from the DC Universe. Smallville has been doing this for years and the entire DC universe is a very big place and there’s plenty of room for other heroes to show up somewhere down the line.
Now casting the role is going to be quite difficult. I’m not familiar with her work but Bridget Regan seems like she would be absolutely perfect. She’s got the right build and hair colour. She’s not too old or too young. So i hope NBC takes a look at her when they start to do casting.
Overall I’m quite excited for this, I’ve never been the biggest Wonder Woman fan but I’ve also not had that much exposure to her. So I hope things work out and it’ll definitely be nice to have a strong female character on our screens again.
haters gonna hate :)
Gilmore Girls is the shit!
Jesus Bale approves.
Let’s see if she can top Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman.
For so long we’ve wondered about the who the villain was going to be in the third chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Today we got our answer, the villain is none other than: Bane. And Bane will be played by Tom Hardy. We’ve also wondered for a long time about who Hardy would be playing. Rumours floated about that it could be Harvey Bullock or the more popular theory, Hugo Strange. I must say the use of Bane is rather unexpected and will make some Batman fans shudder to the core as we recall Bane from Batman & Robin but over the course of the last few years I’ve grown to trust Christopher Nolan and I believe his version of Bane will be something very new and fresh.
Now we have the casting news of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle. Whether or not she’ll be strapping on the Catwoman costume remains to be seen but some fans today are scratching their heads over this piece of casting news like I said with how Bane will be portrayed we just have to trust Nolan on this. Surely he’s earned it by now? Remember when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker? Everyone thought that was a weird choice and look how it turned out. So this shall be very interesting.
Now there’s another female lead that has yet to be cast, speculation is that it’s the role of Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Liam Neeson’s Ra’s Al Ghul from Batman Begins. I hope this is false because we’ve already got two villains and Talia would most likely be coming after Bruce for revenge so we really don’t need her. Either way I’m still very excited for the new Batman film. It’s shaping up to be quite the movie.
I haven’t watched the Vampire Diaries but I hope this stays away from that as well. One Twilight: The Series is enough.
I know what some of you are thinking, “French the Llama why was this show remade!” I mean that was certainly my reaction to the news. The original Being Human is amazing and great piece of British television but for some reason the Syfy Channel saw fit to remake a show that was already in a language that is understood by mostly all of their citizens.
But after watching the Pilot to this I was quite surprised at how good it was. I mean some things are the same or similar but they’ve added in some nice changes. Such as George’s American counterpart having a sister and how him disappearing has affected his family. And that Aiden drinks from blood banks which Mitchell doesn’t do in the BBC version as it doesn’t keep Vampires sustained for long. And while this doesn’t seem to have the super dark tone of the original it does the trick for American television. I was certainly left wanting more by episode’s end.
Final Verdict: While this show may not be completely necessary it is a nice little “What if…” and to see somewhat different characters in similar situations. Now hopefully this show will help people in the US discover the brilliance of the original. I know both series of the original have been broadcast on Canadian television so hopefully BBC America can put it on South of the boarder to be enjoyed by all.
What did you think of the American Being Human?