Nikki Finke, who broke the “no Warners movies with women on top” rumor, follows up with a long post on her interactions with Jeff Robinov and throws in a few interesting crumbs at the end which you probably could have figured out:
5) he’s nixed Wonder Woman as a stand-alone film, downgrading her to just one of four superhero characters in the proposed Justice League, and, 6) Robinov will only make Wonder Woman as a spin-off of Justice League, about four superheroes including Wonder Woman. But his proviso is that JL would have to do really, really boffo to justify having a female star-driven pic. Again, I stand by my story.
Setting aside the fact that Finke doesn’t even know it’s the JLA not the JL, we can kind of understand this, given the dismal failure and infamy of every movie about a superheroine (ELEKTRA, CATWOMAN, ULTRAVIOLET, AEON FLUX, TANK GIRL etc etc etc.) But that still doesn’t explain why WW doesn’t get more play for the kiddlies and working women. We were in Hanley’s the past two nights and saw this on the rack:
which was only published this year. It seems that to the non-comics reading world, Wonder Woman is still something of an icon of feminine heroism and do-gooding. Forget about Minx. Ditch the bondage covers and put out a kiddie graphic novel about how Wonder Woman fights oppression, or gobal warming or terrorists or whales or something, and for sure parents would buy it for their little girls, hoping to get in on this popular “graphic novel” thing. Would the girls read it? Not necessary. The sale has been made.