Last year, David E. Kelley tried to revive Wonder Woman on TV. Unfortunately, his version never got past the pilot stage. Even though he's an award-winning writer, something about his vision didn't ring true.
The CW recently announced they're developing a pilot called Amazon, which may be Wonder Woman's return to grace. But why has it taken so long? While talking to CraveOnline, Joss Whedon spoke about Hollywood's Wonder Woman problem, and why he thinks Kelley's pilot didn't make the cut.
"I don't think that was a match. I just don't. I don't think that he needs to write about superheroes," Whedon said. "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."
Could that have been the issue? Whedon is a fan of comics and strong female characters. He's also spent a fair amount of time in the superhero genre. Do you think that's where Kelley went wrong? From what we've heard of the pilot, it was very campy—and not in a good way. The costume looked cheap and the fight choreography was underwhelming.
Hopefully, The CW's Amazon can avoid those pitfalls.