NBC's new Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley will put a new spin on the role Lynda Carter embodied from 1975-79 — three identities, each with her own love interest.
In addition to Wonder Woman's mousy alias, Diana Prince, she will have a third, more powerful persona named Diana Themyscira, the confidant C.E.O. of Themyscira Industries...
Looks like Wonder Woman will again fly to the small screen after all: NBC has picked up David E. Kelley's pilot about the DC Comics superheroine, Deadline reports.
The order comes two weeks after networks, including NBC, initially passed on the project. According to Deadline, the Peacock was interested in Wonder Woman two weeks ago, but was forced to turn it down as NBC Universal's merger with Comcast was still in flux. The $13.8 billion deal was approved Tuesday, allowing new Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to move forward with the pickup.
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Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter is pumped about all the talk surrounding a big-screen remake of her 1970s superhero series, and her pick to play the lead is none other than Sandra Bullock.
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"I think it is the quality Sandra Bullock has in all her characters that needs to be in Wonder Woman," says Carter. "You identify with pieces of them all. You can't play Wonder Woman ... you have to be a knowable woman."
For more from Carter, including why she would consider a cameo in the remake and the latest on her new jazz album, At Last, watch the video after the jump.
Wonder Woman courtesy Warner Home Video, The Incredible Hulk courtesy Universal Studios, The Flash courtesy Warner Home Video
OK, first off, to all of you who chimed in last week. I just assumed we all accepted Dynastys Alexis Carrington as the #1 bitch of all time. That sort of stuff should just be understood from here on out. Its like, who is the #1 villain? JR Ewing. No-brainer. But this week, I offer you a real challenge. With the sort-of-unexpected monster hit-dom of Iron Man in the theatres and this weeks DVD release of the TV movies The Incredible Hulk Returns/The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, I thought it would be fun to get all you fanboys and girls to weigh in on your favorite TV superheroes. Im gonna throw some of my top picks out there (all available on DVD, natch), then I want yall to give me yours, aiight? Smallville Young Superman. The DVD sets that literally kept me from going insane during my doctor-ordered bedrest from two herniated discs. Seven seasons of Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and a bunch of DC Comics cameos. Season Six is the bes...
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You know I'm all about Ms. Charisma, but I could kinda see this: Jessica Biel is in talks to make Wonder Woman's cups runneth over in the Justice League of America film, says Variety. The studio has no comment on the buzz, instead saying it will announce its Batman, Aquaman et al all at once, at a later date.... Jennifer Aniston is a floral designer who befriends Aaron Eckhart's hypocritical self-help guru in the drama Traveling.... Kevin James will write, produce and star as a Mall Cop thrust into comedic action when a band of thieves take over his turf.... Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Robin Wright Penn have come on board State of Play, an adaptation of the U.K. miniseries.
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In a recent poll of 1.6 million geeks
er, subscribers, TiVo asked which comic book character and/or classic cartoon they most wanted to see given the Transformers treatment. The results: In the comic book category with Joss Whedon on board or not the nerds want to see Wonder Woman take flight in her invisible jet like there's no tomorrow she won 29 percent of the vote. Shockingly, the Green Lantern (I'm sorry, who?!) came in second with 26 percent. In the cartoon TV show category, The Jetsons came out on top with a whopping 30 percent of respondents in favor of seeing Jessica Alba in Judy Jetson drag. (OK, I made up that last part, but you know they were all thinking it.) Family Guy came in second with 25 percent, and sorry, Ausiello The Smurfs trailed with 18 percent.
Allison Mack and Lynda Carter, Smallville
Superhero worlds collide tonight when Lynda Carter pays a visit to Smallville (8 pm/ET on the CW). The actress became a worldwide star in 1976 when she was cast as TV's Wonder Woman, and since that show's end she has kept busy with movies-of-the-week, TV guest roles, films and theater work, including a recent run in the London production of Chicago. On Smallville she plays Moira Sullivan, the mysterious mother of Allison Mack's Chloe. Though viewers learned two seasons ago that Moira was in a mental institution, "Obviously it was a much bigger secret than that," says executive producer Al Gough. "Moira is meteor-infected" and has the power to mentally control other so-called "meteor freak
It's a sad, sad day for fanboys everywhere. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Buffy and Angel creator Joss Whedon has bailed on Warner Bros. Pictures' Wonder Woman feature. "I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked," he wrote on www.whedonesque.com. "[The suits and I] just saw different movies.... nonsympatico. It happens all the time." Bah! At this rate, when that pic finally gets made, Lauren Graham's gonna be too, er, mature to play the (other) part she was born to play. (Oh, and at least one Today's News reader owes Matt Mitovich an apology.) Next up for Whedon is the thriller Goners, which he's directing for Universal.In other comic-book/feature news, WB Pictures has signed Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy to take over its adaptation of The Flash, which is hardly as good as Wonder Woman, but hey, it's something.Monday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures and Silver Pictures, which have been developing a big-screen Wonder Woman with Buffyverse creator Joss Whedon, are in the process of buying a spec script from a pair of newbies but as a preemptive measure, to keep the rival take (set during World War II, whereas Whedon's is present-day) off the market.... Universal emerged victorious in a bidding war for a revisionist take on Robin Hood, with Russell Crowe playing the Sheriff of Nottingham as the investigator in a string of murders in which Robin is suspected.... Per Variety, Jennifer Garner will star in a remake of Christmas in Connecticut.... Unfaithful's Richard Gere and Diane Lane will reteam for Nights in Rodanthe, an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel about a traveling doctor who has a life-changing romance.
A prank posting on the JoBlo.com movie site spread like wildfire over the April Fools' weekend, leading many to pass along the "news" that Underworld 's Kate Beckinsale had landed the lead in Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman film. In actuality, Variety confirms, no one has yet been handed the golden lasso. So keep your chin up, Charisma!