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Once it became apparent that The CW's 'Arrow' would prove a big success for the network, DC comics fans were excited to hear that The CW might look to capitalize on the good will by developing a unique Wonder Woman TV series titled 'Amazon,' focusing on the younger days of titular hero Princess Diana. The CW brass seemed optimistic that the project would move forward, but now the drama has been left off the network's list of pilot pick-ups for the season. Is 'Amazon' dead in the water?
Justice League, assemble! Well, it has... allegedly. While a report came out not too long ago revealing which comic book heroes would be joining the team for its big-screen debut, a new more up-to-date one has come out naming the key players who will go up against 'The Avengers 2' for box office dominance. And one new name has been added into the mix, as well!
Though we've yet to hear very much concrete information, even after an update from The CW at their TCA press tour panel, 'Amazon' remains a hot-button pilot of which fanboys are eager to hear. Following the success of The CW's 'Arrow,' the network has continued developing their 'Smallville'-meets-Wonder Woman pilot, most importantly casting the iconic Amazonian princess, but who could take the role? Does The CW have an early frontrunner in 'Being Human' star Amy Manson?
Given the success of The CW's 'Arrow,' we were unsurprised to learn that the network would look to capitalize on its DC success by developing a Wonder Woman adaptation titled 'Amazon.' Some time ago we heard that casting was already underway, but what does The CW have to say on its progress? And if 'Amazon' isn't far off, have discussions begun about other DC characters? Find out the latest on 'Amazon' inside!
Before we were assured of her big-screen 'Justice League' debut on 2015, Wonder Woman has had a hell of a time getting back into live-action. Not only did the multiple movie plans fall apart, but David E. Kelley's big-budget pilot for an NBC TV series was practically laughed into cancellation. Now, even as The CW eyes its own gritty 'Wonder Woman' reboot to follow through on the success of 'Arrow,' failed TV pilot creator Kelley believes the idea could still work on TV. Does Wonder Woman really have a future on the small screen?
Given the breakaway success of The CW's 'Arrow,' it's not hard to believe that the network might be eager to get its ducks in a row for the potential forthcoming Wonder Woman pilot 'Amazon.' Yesterday we heard that Warner Bros. might be looking to get a jump on casting the titular heroine for one reason or another, but are you ready to see what The CW has in mind? Does 'Amazon' feature Wonder Woman as we know her, or someone else altogether?
Earlier this year we'd heard that The CW was looking to expand its array of super-powered heroines (and DC characters) by developing a Wonder Woman-based series titled 'Amazon.' Focusing on the character's teen years as Diana, the script has yet to recieve an official pilot order from The CW, but that hasn't stopped Warner Bros. from beginning the casting process for the titular Amazonian princess! Who might the studio have in mind?
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?
From the moment 'The CW' announced that it would develop yet another series based off of DC characters, fans everywhere wondered if the Green Arrow adaptation 'Arrow' would play host to DC comics guest stars in the way 'Smallville' once had. Even before its October 3 premiere, 'Arrow' has both lined up its own roster of DC characters, as well as specified their intent to avoid larger, super-powered characters. Still, with the announcement of a Wonder Woman series in the works for The CW, could we see the 'Amazon' superhero cross paths with Oliver Queen after all?