In the DC Universe, the Amazons of myth relocated to a mystical Paradise Island that was hidden by the goddesses of Olympus. Protected and isolated from the violence and persecution of "Patriarch's World," the Amazons continued to train in combat while developing advanced technology. Legend says that the goddesses eventually gave Queen Hippolyta a child, breathing life into a baby formed from mud on the island shores. Named after the goddess Diana, this newborn Amazon was gifted with strength, agility, beauty, a connection to nature and a warrior's spirit. As she ended her second decade of life, Diana was chosen to leave the island as an ambassador, teaching women of the world the Amazon philosophies while also protecting Earth from strange menaces.
"Wonder Woman" is both a coming of age story about an individual who is powerful enough to deck Superman with martial arts skills rivaling Batman's. Her battles range from confronting mythical beings to taking down alien conquerors and Earth-born super-villains. A film could showcase her initial journey into Patriarch's World, facing suspicion due to her strange powers and her pagan beliefs. She is a woman who has never left home her entire life and is now thrown into a larger world, surrounded by strangers. For the first time, her word and beliefs are questioned and scrutinized by a culture she doesn't quite understand. Many of us can relate to that. She's someone who has to adjust to the fact that her message and teaching will be harder to spread than she thought, but this will only make her mission all the more important.
There is already talk of a new film being put into development with Michael Goldenberg attached to write the script. Hopefully this will work out and we will indeed have a new Wonder Woman movie. If we do, I would want to give Adrianne Palicki another shot, as she took on the role of Diana for David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman" pilot. While the Kelley pilot did not have a great story or direction, the cast was well chosen and it was clear that the tall and athletic Palicki could be a great fit for the role, both visually and personality-wise. She's proven her acting chops with roles in "Supernatural," "Robot Chicken," "Smallville," and "Friday Night Lights." Give her a better uniform and script and let's see what she can really do!