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Whedon Weighs in on What Went Wrong with the Wonder Woman TV Series

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When NBC announced in 2010 that it was moving forward with a pilot of David E. Kelley’s live-action ‘Wonder Woman‘ TV series with Adrianne Palicki in the role, fan reaction was mixed at best.  Between questions of the characters goofiness, and an outfit and pilot that certainly didn’t help matters, it’s no wonder NBC ultimately passed on the series.  But with The CW’s own Wonder Woman adaptation ‘Amazon‘ on the horizon, what does comic media mogul and one-time ‘Wonder Woman’ prospect Joss Whedon have to say on the matter?

Now that the wheels have begun turning on another live-action ‘Wonder Woman’ TV series, dangers of repeating past mistakes lurk around every corner.  But while The CW’s ‘Amazon’ is still in the scripting stages, CraveOnline reached out to ‘The Avengers‘ director, one-time ‘Wonder Woman’-helmer Joss Whedon for his take on why acclaimed writer David E. Kelley’s 2010 NBC effort failed to hit the mark.

I don’t think that was a match, I just don’t.  I don’t think that he needs to write about superheroes. You need to need to write about superheroes to write about superheroes.

If that’s not in your vernacular, you may bring something new and interesting to it, but at the end of the day, if you don’t have that burning desire to talk about these people who have these insane powers, then some other agenda is going to come forward and you might accidentally turn off the dark.

Thankfully, The CW’s upcoming Wonder Woman adaptation ‘Amazon’ will be better off in that department, as writer Allan Heinberg has plenty of past experience writing Marvel’s ‘Young Avengers’ comic books.  Still, you can bet both Wonder Woman and Whedon fans alike will be scrutinizing ‘Amazon’ fairly hard, should The CW move forward with a pilot.

What say you?  Do you think Whedon has it on hte money why David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman didn’t work?  Would ‘Amazon’ fair any better?  Give us your take in the comments below!

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