I don’t like this.
Lost proved that unless you want your Wonder Woman movie to be about Steve Trevor having dad problems and never finding Diana until half way through the movie, don’t use Lost as an example of anything.
Hunger Games proves that a wildly popular novel can be made into a wildly popular movie. Cutthroat Island and Tomb Raider (women with weapons) bombed.
Thor/Captain America/Avengers proves that having RDJ as a franchise linchpin is a great fucking idea.
John Carter and Conan bombed, proving unless you’re LOTR, audiences don’t want to see sword and sorcery movies.
Please don’t ever hold Clash/Wrath of the Titans up as a standard of quality of anything.
Lone Ranger, classic hero story set in the past, bombed.
Joss Whedon, JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg will not be doing anything with a Wonder Woman movie, so don’t use their amazing works for examples of how Wonder Woman would turn out.
Adventures of Tin Tin was written by Edgar Wright, directed by Steven Spielberg and had the fan pool of all of Europe… and bombed.
Scott Pilgrim had Edgar Wright, a great cast, great story… and bombed.
Speed Racer was AMAZING… and bombed.
That scares WB. Those had built in audiences as well, great movies were made and they still didn’t make any money. And that’s all any studio is about. Especially for a comic book blockbuster potential. “Can I make $1 billion?” WB has no faith in comic book movies, at least DC comic book movies. Marvel struck gold because they had faith (and the X-Men movies as a litmus test). DC doesn’t even want to go digging unless someone is already pointing an exposed gold vein out to them.
And if you think the movies I listed bombed solely because they were terrible, WB has a anti-midas touch of taking diamonds and polishing them into turds.
I want a Wonder Woman movie as much as any fan, but WB gave us Dark Knight Rises, Green Lantern and Man of Steel. And those were movies they thought they could make. If they don’t think they can make a Wonder Woman movie, that means low budget, low attention and low cares for the final product. I want a Wonder Woman movie, I just don’t want to have to goad a studio into it, especially THIS studio.