I refuse to let myself get excited for DC movies anymore, because they all generally suck, and the people who have seen Wonder Woman already weren’t exactly stingy with the adjectives that mean “suck”. But at least DC make halfway decent trailers. This one for Wonder Woman is obviously the best one even though it gives us an origin story like we haven’t known who Wonder Woman is since 1941. But hopefully the origin story will solve the mystery of why Wonder Woman is the only person on Themyscira who has an Israeli accent.
Yesterday, Matt Reeves finally committed to direct The Batman and Nightwing movie was also announced, taking the WB/DCEU potential new film count to 17. SEVENTEEN. If the first three were any indication, WB is gonna continue to throw shit against the wall in hopes it makes enough money to clean up the shit they have to clean up from the last wall. The fourth, Wonder Woman, drops June 2, and depending on who you ask, it’s great or an unmitigated disaster. Kinda like our new President. Anyway, WB has to spend a lot of money on advertising, so Wonder Woman got the cover of Empire Magazine. She looks like she’s about to fight Rotten Tomatoes.
You probably can’t see it, but I’m clutching my pearls, because an insider who told us that Batman v Superman sucked before it came out, now says Wonder Woman is a fucking disaster.
“So, I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus. We have somebody within our community who has gotten insider information that broke my effing heart this week, because I have tremendous belief that Wonder Woman is gonna be awesome and I heard it stinks from the same person who told me that they heard that BvS stinks…The person who I spoke to…their response was ‘I’m very disappointed in what I saw, and it seems like all the problems are the same problems. It’s discombobulated, it doesn’t have narrative flow. It’s just very disjointed.“
Look, you’ve seen Man of Steel. You’ve seen Batman v Superman. You’ve seen Suicide Squad. Are we gonna pretend Wonder Woman is gonna be any better? Warner Bros. and DC legit have no idea what they’re doing with the DCEU. They throw shit at the screen, the shit makes money, so they make more shit. And if your first argument is to quote me box office numbers, congrats, you’re part of the problem. This is strange a concept, but what if a movie made money and was good at the same time? I know, crazy. At least Gal Gadot will look hot in the costume. At least we have that. Christ.
This thing is two hours, but they kick off the show with it. Good times.
Two months ago it was reported that Wonder Woman was a damn mess, then director Patty Jenkins said it wasn’t while sounding super defensive. Over the weekend it was announced that Wonder Woman is having reshoots. Feel free to draw your own conclusions from that *cough*. Anyway, the better hope the reshoots are just scenes of Gal Gadot sitting down or eating, because she revealed she’s pregnant on Instagram.
Wonder Woman comic writer Greg Rucka sat down for an interview with Cosmicosity and straight up said Wonder Woman sometimes loves the ladies. OMG THINK OF THE CHILDREN.
[Y]es, [Wonder Woman is queer]. I think it’s more complicated though. This is inherently the problem with Diana: we’ve had a long history of people — for a variety of reasons, including sometimes pure titillation, which I think is the worst reason — say, “Ooo. Look. It’s the Amazons. They’re gay!” And when you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, “How can they not all be in same sex relationships?” Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise. It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women. But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, “You’re gay.” They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist. Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes. And it needs to be yes for a number of reasons. But perhaps foremost among them is, if no, then she leaves paradise only because of a potential romantic relationship with Steve [Trevor]. And that diminishes her character. It would hurt the character and take away her heroism.
This won’t be problem for the people it will eventually be a problem with since they don’t like to read, but if this makes it into the movies, the boycott memes should be fun on Facebook. Just another leftist plot to turn Homeschool Timmy gay because you don’t know how gay works. Should be a good time.
I realize you come here expecting titties and such, but please understand that Batman v Superman is trending right now, so you can expect more of these. Look, I got mouths to feed. Anyway, as my other post pointed out, the Batman v Superman NYC premiere was last night, and solely based on Twitter reactions, it should have been called Wonder Woman Is Great In Spite Of Zack Snyder.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens this Friday and held its premiere Sunday night in New York City. The critics are still under an embargo, but those not under the embargo who attended the screening were already raving about the movie on Twitter last night. The stand out, however, continues to be Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the retired superhero who is over 5,000 years old and who decided to return to our society as an antiques dealer in pursuit of an important antiquity (possibly one she’s willing to steal from Bruce Wayne). Wonder Woman was already rumored to “steal the show” from Batman and Superman, and this seems to be exactly the case. That’s why you never match wits with an Amazonian when death is on the line.
So the movie is like the trailer, then? This is how I’m reading this.
So, Comic Con is still happening or whatever, so I guess that’s a good time for Zack Snyder to release the first image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. I’m glad she’s an Amazon warrior princess from space and is still insecure about her cup size so she got implants. This, of course, looks nothing like a Woman Woman costume. Looks like a Jezebel version of 300. Or a Game Of Thrones porn parody. And why is she on a volcano? I don’t recall Metropolis being a big volcano tourist attraction.
I’m not one to beat a dead horse, unless that horse is a zombie then I’m beating the shit out of it, but a woman CEO? A costume they got off the clearance rack on November 1st? A superhero in a pantsuit? Adrianne Pali..howyousay? I knew all of these questions would lead to a failure of mythical proportions. It did. Oh, good God it did. Entertainment Weekly reports:
Well that was fun (to make fun of) while it lasted. EW has learned that NBC passed on the much buzzed-about Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV. Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have Diana Prince as CEO of a major conglomerate by day and a butt-kicking Amazon (with a fleet of cool planes) by night. Kelley’s take asked for lots of heart-thumping, contemporary music, and at one point the Boston Legal writer even requested a commercial-free premiere for the pilot if it aired. Why did the ‘ol girl fail to pass muster? NBC isn’t saying for now but scuttlebutt reveals the pilot earned mixed reviews at test screenings. And then there was all the online blow back about the costume – which seemed to de-emphasize the patriotism and play up the comic’s Greek mythology. Ultimately, the wardrobe department went back to the drawing board but that didn’t seem to save the project.
Please understand that NBC signed off on this, they filmed it, then NBC saw it and said, “What the fuck? Were we high? We were high weren’t we? What was in that shit? Were we poisoned? That was it! We were poisoned! Quick! Burn everything, burn it now!”. Or something along those lines.
Thanks to Jess for showing me this on Gchat, because apparently all she has to do at her day job is fuck around on the computer looking at news about television cancellations. And you wonder why you people only make 70% of what men do.
So, here’s more pics of Adrianne Palicki on the set of Wonder Woman in Los Angeles. I don’t want to guess because I’ve never seen the script, but I think this is the scene where she learns her arch nemesis put the toilet seat down. Awww! He must really like her and is probably thinking about marrying her. I bet she can’t wait to call all her girlfriends!
Adrianne Palicki was in Los Angeles yesterday filming scenes for Wonder Woman, and from what I can tell from these pictures, she looks pretty pissed. I’m not sure if it’s because her costume looks like she got it on the clearance rack the day after Halloween or because Los Angeles is out of Midol. Not to sound sexist, but c’mon man. It’s a woman superhero. What’s her special power, being rational in an argument? Not thinking of a million different scenarios about what I’m doing if I don’t text her back in five minutes? I really don’t know if these pictures show her on the way to fight crime or a crowd at a shoe sale.