This list was written a while ago, but I wanted to wait until I’d posted my best of 2016 list to post this. That said, I’m still not done watching the movies from that list, so I won’t be posting it yet. I did want to post this one, though. I’ve already seen one movie from this list, and I have to say, I should have placed it higher on the list. Split has just bumped the next Shyamalan film up higher on my list for the year it is coming out.
She’s way more covered up now than she was with Jim Lee’s New 52 redesign.
WONDER WOMAN #41 Written by MEREDITH FINCH Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and JONATHAN GLAPION THE JOKER Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T
A daring new direction begins with the arrival of a brand-new villain! But while he may be new to us, he’s not new to the world he seeks to tame. And speaking of villains, Donna Troy’s quest to destroy Wonder Woman ratchets up another gear (if that’s even possible!), while the games of the Gods bring dark portents to the ultimate Amazon!
For the first time in the history of these characters, we’ll be seeing Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman together on the big screen. And we’ll be seeing them all in costume. If there’s an image that could top seeing the Avengers together for the first time, it’s this one.
Remember that, prior to Iron Man‘s release in 2008, The Avengers and the characters that make up the team (including Captain America and Thor) were considered Marvel’s B-team by the general public. It wasn’t until Robert Downey Jr., a team up between screenwriters and comic book writers, and a risky plan, that these three characters became the household names they only were to those that managed to open a comic book. At Christmas, I was asked by a cousin who’d never seen Captain America or Avengers why Cap was a good character at all. This same cousin wouldn’t question Batman.
Zack Snyder recently spoke with Forbes about the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, and he described some test photos that were done recently. It confirms that we’ll see all three characters in costume. It doesn’t confirm that we’ll see them all together, but it’s now a possibility.
With the reboot comes the relaunch of two characters that have been spoken about in mass media within the last year. Both were being filmed in live action productions, but only one of those is being released at this time. Green Lantern is in theaters, and the reboot is likely to follow in the footsteps of the film. Wonder Woman was filmed as a pilot for a potential tv series that didn’t get picked up to series.
Green Lantern #1
Green Lantern has very little details about it, but it is only one of a number of new Green Lantern related titles that are being released this September. All DC says about it is: “Change is coming. But set aside your fear. It’ll be worth the wait.” (more)
Time for another geeky entry. A few months ago, I wrote about Wonder Woman’s new look, and how I liked the modesty that it brought to the character. I also had a feeling that it was created to help with the look of the character in future movie projects. Well, DC just recently announced that they are going to be doing a Justice League movie for release in 2013. They also announced a feature film version of Wonder Woman and The Flash. It’s still too early to see how the upcoming Wonder Woman tv series (that hasn’t been picked up just yet) could have an effect on the film version.
When it comes to the costume of the character, however, there has been a lot of discussion in the last few weeks. The image that I posted at the top of this story is cover art from an upcoming issue of the Wonder Woman comic, #609, which is releasing in June 2011. Apparently the new costume with the pants, shirt and jacket wasn’t meant to last very long. In fact, it seems as though it might have been in an alternate universe. This is a shame, to me, as you can see that she’s now back to her immodest look.
This change wasn’t based on the backlash toward the costume that Adrianne Palicki was initially wearing as Wonder Woman (Diana) for the new tv series’ pilot. It was just part of the storyline. However, the new costume did effect the TV series in a way that I was both happy and upset with. I was happy that it inspired the pants that Diana needs to wear, but upset with the color of them, and the lack of a jacket of any kind.