With Arrow a sure-fire hit for the CW, it seems that the network is looking to its next superhero crossover hit, a new take on Wonder Woman called Amazon. Not letting themselves be deterred by David E. Kelly‘s recent attempt to make a Wonder Woman show, it seems that the project, this time being overseen by TV writer (Grey’s Anatomy, The OC) and comic book author (Young Avengers, Wonder Woman) Allan Heinberg, is ready and waiting at the casting phase, but with a twist….
Yes friends, they are looking for a young woman to play an Amazonian princess set loose on our mortal world, and yes, they want her to be a tall girl (5’8 according to the casting notice), and her name is Iris. Wait, did I just type “Iris”? Let’s go the rest of the casting notice:
She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted and just as often horrified by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see and things to learn and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.
So is this another Warner Bros bungle? Perhaps, but perhaps not. Maybe they’re fudging the casting notice to that people don’t get hooked on the past failure of the previous Wonder Woman pilot, or maybe they’re saving the Diana Prince Wonder Woman for the big screen while having a Wonder Woman named Iris for TV. Either way, if Arrow is any indication there maybe reason to hope that this time TV might get Wonder Woman right.
What do you Bastards think? Do you have high hopes for the new Wonder Woman? Any hopes for that matter.
UPDATE! Geoff Johns has since tweeted, clearing up any concern or worry about Wonder Woman being a woman named Iris,
If a WW show happens her name is of course DIANA. Codenames (like IRIS) are used in casting a lot to try and avoid speculation. #TV101 🙂
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) November 30, 2012
Whew! Thank, Hera!
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