I know some of you are sick of our stalking newish WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara, but he’s still in that honeymoon phase where everything he says or does is subject to Kremlinologist analysis. This weekend at a keynote address at the USC Gould School of Law, Tsujihara opened up about the departure of Legendary, the return of JK Rowling, and reaffirmed the importance of DC Comics. He said it was a “missed opportunity” not to develop franchises outside the Superman/Batman axis and confirmed “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV.” And then the sweet sweet music that many had been longing for: “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”
Now of course, this comes after two proposed versions of the Amazon for TV—David Kelley’s Ally McAmazon take and Alan Heinberg’s Amazon—were rejected by networks. But at least Tsujihara—who ran the division that put out the animated Wonder Woman direct-to-DVD movie that is still her finest multi-media representation since the 70s TV show—didn’t waffle with talk about bondage and swimsuits and bad origins and the kinks of a guy who died nearly seventy years ago. That’s a start.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.