‘Bridesmaids’ Director Paul Feig Pitched a ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie to Warner Bros.
It’s no secret that Warner Bros. has had trouble making a ‘Wonder Woman‘ movie and they’d much very like that to change. To that end, Warner Bros. executives recently met with ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘The Heat’ director Paul Feig, who pitched them a take on ‘Wonder Woman’ that would’ve been more in line with the ‘Iron Man‘ movies. So, how did it go?
Feig told IGN that he recently went in to meet with Warner Bros. executives with a detailed pitch on how he would bring Wonder Woman to the big screen. He said his take would’ve dealt with Diana who kept “hitting the glass ceiling” of the superhero world, frustrated at being an afterthought to Batman and Superman. As, you might expect from the director of ‘Bridesmaids,’ he described the film as an action film with comedic elements, not unlike the original ‘Iron Man’ movie.
It all sounds interesting to us and Feig has a knack for writing strong, smart and funny female characters (see: just about everything he’s done) and his last two movies have been massive hits. If we’re being honest, Feig should be one of the best choices outside of Joss Whedon or Kathryn Bigelow; and considering Warner Bros. had their chance with Whedon and whiffed and a superhero movie doesn’t appear to be on Bigelow’s radar at all, he should be a lead candidate for ‘Wonder Woman.’ But, no.
According to Feig, Warner Bros. didn’t much go for what Feig was pitching, despite them not really knowing what they want from a ‘Wonder Woman’ movie. We’re going to guess that, sadly, they want it tonally more in line with ‘Man of Steel,’ a movie not known for its jocularity.
Yet, ‘Wonder Woman’ is the kind of property that could use a little levity. We’re not talking a straight-up comedy, but Wonder Woman doesn’t exist in the same tonal universe as Batman, nor should she be treated that way. Can you imagine Wonder Woman, in full on gold eagle and Lasso of Truth, showing up in the ‘Dark Knight’ films?
By their own admission, Warner Bros. needs to make ‘Wonder Woman’ a priority but they need to figure out what they want to do with her first and start trusting the creative talent to help make those decisions.