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23 August 2013 @ 10:16 am
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Wonder Woman by Meagan Marie
Wonder Woman by Meagan Marie

The course of my social media morning:

I see an image of a duck in a Batsuit, with BATFLECK across the top, and an image below of it of a horrified Batman. I am mildly amused and keep scrolling.

I see “They need another Batman for the underserved white male demographic. Can’t you feel their pain?”

I put the those two things together and think “…nah.”

Then I see someone say “Ben Affleck, Batman? What cruel parallel world have we entered?” after which the friends list and follow list and everything devolve into 80% rage-a-thon and 10% wait-and-see and 10% awesome freaking stuff like the Greek off-the-grid Internet and portraits of the Sworn Virgins of Albania.

My personal reaction is “Ben Affleck is a better actor that he’s given credit for and he’ll probably be fine but until they give me a Wonder Woman movie I am frankly out of fucks to give.”

Scrolling down through Twitter makes it clear I am not the only person by a long shot who had pretty much the same immediate reaction. Gratifyingly, a large number of people who responded the same way are men. Probably my favorite response was from Saladin Ahmed, who said “A Wonder Woman movie would be too big a financial risk! We’ve decided to go with a proven moneymaker: A Ben Affleck superhero movie!” Which is perhaps not entirely fair to Ben, but the point is.

Seriously, people. *Seriously*.

Image Credit: Wonder Woman by Meagan Marie, who is freaking awesome, OMG.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
jen_qoejen_qoe on August 23rd, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
Oh goodness yes, a million different Batmans and Supermans and no Wonder Woman? Ridunkulous. I'd also love to see Birds of Prey done, or a Black Widow spy movie, or Batgirl, or a Catwoman heist movie... or pretty much anything but yet another Batman/Superman/Spiderman redo...
Mary Anne: pixelpers1stence on August 23rd, 2013 07:15 am (UTC)
I think Affleck is a very fine director and a decent actor when in the very narrow range of roles that mostly reflect the same set of characteristics. But my first thought was the "yeah an Affleck superhero movie went so well the last time around...

I didn't immediately think about the WW movie thing because it is evident that they have an eye on a JLA movie and Bale's replacement has been a large q. I am afraid that Cavil and Affleck may drag down whoever gets cast as WW alongside them. Especially in contrast to the strength of Avengers casting.
Kevenn: Wonder Woman: Terry Dodsonkevenn on August 23rd, 2013 08:49 am (UTC)
DC/Warner Brothers can't even make a good Wonder Woman comic book any more (Hopefully Morrison's upcoming Earth One Wonder Woman graphic novel will remedy this), I have ZERO hope that they can make a good Wonder Woman movie that is true to the character and lets her be a 3-dimensional person with values as oposed to merely being "bad-ass." I'd rather have no movie than a poorly made movie.
Andrea Blytheblythe025 on August 23rd, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
“Ben Affleck is a better actor that he’s given credit for and he’ll probably be fine but until they give me a Wonder Woman movie I am frankly out of fucks to give.”

YES. Agreed.

Also, LOVE both the links.
The One and Onlytechnocowboy on August 23rd, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Warner Brothers will never make a Wonder Woman movie because they are ashamed of their comic book movies. It's evident in the (relatively) very tiny budget that they give anyone to make said comic book movies and the tiny amount of publicity they do for them. They don't care about the comic book movies. Joss Whedon, who, I think you would agree, knows something of the story, presented them with a script two or three years before he was asked to make The Avengers. They said no. He then went on to create a comic book movie so epic that it's getting a sequel AND a spin-off TV show. RDJ made $50M for that movie. He never has to make another choice on movies to make, so long as he keeps putting on the shiny red suit. Warner Brothers will *never* put that kind of faith or money into the DC franchise. Ever.
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on August 23rd, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love that picture! Love, love, love!
irishkateirishkate on August 31st, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
Yep - Now I want my WW movie... NOW..not after or never..