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Why We Need Wonder Woman

Updated on December 2, 2013

Wonder Woman

Fangirls Are Ready for Wonder Woman

Ever since Warner Bros. announced recently that Wonder Woman would most likely be in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie, there has been positive responses to arguably the world's most famous female super hero finally being featured in a major motion picture.And I say: It's about time!It seems the boys have had their fair share of fun but now it's a woman's turn to show them who's boss.Since appearing in 1941 in DC Comics, Wonder Woman has had one tv show. Between Super and Batman there were MORE THAN 10 live action movies. Even the Green Lantern had his own movie! With only about 1% of the current DC Comics Creators team being women, it's time to show a reflection of the 40% of women who do appreciate a female Hero.

One of the Boys: Justice League

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Backlash over lack of female workers at DC Comics

Her is an excerpt from a petition that was started in 2011 by Elliott Brown from Canada titled Diane Nelson: Hire More Women-- Here's A Few To Get You Started, :

"As of May 25th, 2011, 16% of DC's creative staff, including editors, was female. This coming September, 2 women have been giving spots on two books out of the fifty two new books DC will be publishing. The number of female editors is still unknown.

I've spoken to countless women who have been put off by male comic book shop workers who belittle or patronize them or by fellow comic book fans who brush them off or undermine their love of comics. Experiences like this really discourage women from reading and buying comics, costing companies like DC Comics thousands, if not millions of dollars in profit. Unfortunately, DC reinforces this "boys only club" attitude by ignoring the outcry from its fanbase -- "more women in comics." When women see other women creating comics, they feel empowered. It encourages women to read, to buy, and to maybe one day contribute to the comic book industry.

At San Diego ComicCon this week, Dan DiDio, co-publisher at DC Comics, was asked by a fan, "Why did you go from 12% to 1% for women on creative teams?" He responded in an agitated, belligerent tone: "Who should we be hiring? Tell me right now." You can listen to the clip here. His tone is astounding.

We, the undersigned, are willing to offer Dan Didio and the rest of DC's publishers and editors a list of female creators* they could approach. DC, this isn't acceptable, this isn't okay, and we won't stand for it anymore."

Female fans have a voice and they know what they want.We are ready for Wonder Woman and we need her now.

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Jaimie Alexander,Olga Kurylenko, Gal Gadot,Elodie Yung
Jaimie Alexander,Olga Kurylenko, Gal Gadot,Elodie Yung

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      Kevin W 3 years ago from Texas

      I'm inclined to agree with you Saraisabella. I can't believe cat woman appeared in a movie before Wonder Woman. Elektra got her on movie as well( even though she's Marvel), but was a horrible movie.

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      Sara Vilaire 3 years ago from NY

      Haha! I agree, it baffles me why it is being prolonged while lesser known super heroes get their own movie!

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      rmcmillen 3 years ago

      Unfortunately Catwoman and Elektra and so many others are no where near as popular as their male counter parts................ that's not the case with Wonder Woman. She is just as popular as the men that surround her in the Justice League and because of that one fact, she by and large has a fan base just as Superman and Batman do that would call for blood if the powers that be screwed up their beloved big boobed hero. I should know................. I'm one of them that would take up the pitch-fork and torch if they messed it up.

      Unfortunately for those that would have the task of putting her to film, Wonder Woman is much like Green Lantern, hard to do justice to without making it a bright and shiny CGI fest............. and lets face it, no one wants that no matter how bad they want a Wonder Woman movie and without that aspect they cant do it right, so until they figure a way around that if they can't do it right, they shouldn't...... I know not many will like me saying that, but that's how I feel.

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      Sara Vilaire 3 years ago from NY

      rmcmillen- it's hard to imagine tackling a Wonder Woman movie, however the right script and visual effects could make it a blockbuster, therefore drawing in the much needed creds to a female super hero. Catwoman was a bust and could not stand on her own so I totally agree with you on that!

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      rmcmillen 3 years ago

      That's not all that it had going against it though I must say.

      Catwoman was a bust due to a bad script and bad casting even if the actors were "good actors"....... even the best actor and actress combo can not fix a horrible script.

      The same can be said with Wonder Woman, Aqua Man, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter. It needs a good script, the right actors AND it needs not to fall into the same problem that so many including Green Lantern has fallen into before....... allowing the CGI visual effects to rule rough-shot over the whole thing.

      Too much of a good thing is just too much and when it comes to visual effects most movie producers, directors and the rest of the group don't see that until it's too late.

      Instead they treat us as if we are stupid. They take the Michael Bay route and say "who cares if the script or acting sucks....... make it about 80 to 90% huge action or special effects and about 10 to 20% silly quips by the supporting cast to the star"........... which just bores me now that it is common place and has been for practically the last decade with a few exceptions such as Batman and the first Iron Man........... cast the right people! Find the right script for goodness sake!

      However, I often wonder what is "the right script with such a character. The origin story for the most part is a snoozer if ever I've seen one even when done right, so what story arc do you choose that can serve as a good movie AND as a way to introduce the character and those around her...................... any suggestions?

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      Sara Vilaire 3 years ago from NY

      I've seen a scene from Dark Knight Rises being shot at wall street in NYC and have also spoken with an employee onset. I've also spoken with a set builder for the upcoming Spider Man movie starring Jamie Foxx and was even shown the replica set design for Times Square! They built times square in a football field! A lot goes into making these movies visually appealing and they remind me of eating at Cake Boss in NYC-all decorations and nothing but sugar. The actors yo me seem more like props that are positioned and mechanical while the script deceives the audience with profound dialogue. If it were up to me I would give a cause for Wonder Woman to be involved with saving the universe. Since she's a princess from another world it would be difficult to have her transition here on earth through a good cause. She would have to need help on her planet or would have to be forced to come to earth...BTW sorry about late response I finished my last class for the week

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