If they're not going to use the name "Diana", use "Artemis". At least THEN there would some minor ties to the DCU version.
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I sincerely hope this is the real deal this time. I've been looking forward to a Wonder Woman show for a long time, but no one can seem to get it right. I don't know how many attempts this will be, but I hope it's the charm!
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Deadline has since updated the story to confirm that, yes, the name "Iris" was only for the casting breakdown, and that she will be Diana on the show.
good God you people are hilarious. fanboys bring me so much joy with their freakouts.
If Palicki is still interested, I don't see why they wouldn't just go with her and save some time.
That costume may have been awful, but she otherwise looked the part...
See, I never did think she looked that much the part. She was too... I don't know... She is attractive, but Wonderwoman needs to be a knockout. Not just someone who is pretty, but just absolutely stunning. I still say Katherine McPhee would be awesome.
One reason Adrianne Palicki was cast is because she is tall-- standing at 5'11".
If they still want someone tall at the age they're looking for, I'd say Phoebe Tonkin-- 5'10".
The CW also loves to reuse actors, and Tonkin is one of them.
She's also played a mermaid, witch, and werewolf. Why not add a superhero to her resume?
Also! Don't worry!
Last edited by Champagne; 11-30-2012 at 11:55 AM.
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from a dead teenager missing her vagina.”
- Brian K. Vaughan, Saga
I do think the whole “Iris” thing is meant to distract from the idea this is WONDER WOMAN and draw attention away from it by putting a name in place that isn’t connected to a SUPER HERO and letting agents communicate how this character should be played rather than having a communication go out that will start “They’re having readings for Wonder Woman”.
I admit when I read the “Iris” thing I was turned off immediately and I think what the “It’s only a name!” folks need to better understand is that it’s not a potential name change that throws people off/is troubling at first glance it’s more the history of adapting WW and how wrong they’ve gotten it in and that this feels like another example. So it’s not the “name change” it’s the idea of yet another writer not getting the character and changing her to suit their mindset/understanding. We’ve seen this with scripts from Todd Alcott, Laeta Kalorgirdis, and yes even Joss Whedon.
I ask fans who are turned off but the write-up to re-read it with the name “Diana” added and see if it reads more encouragingly. For me, it’s semantics but it does actually read much better when I try to understand their vision of her.
"Because of relentless brutality of her life at home,DIANA looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. DIANA is 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 DIANA. DIANA is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. DIANA has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. DIANA is bluntly, refreshingly honest. DIANA can tell when you’re lying to her. DIANA 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. DIANA’s is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. DIANA 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.”
I think we’ll see a name change to Diana if this goes forward and based on what’s written above it sound much more true to form than what David E. Kelly put out when he Diana wasn’t Diana and wasn’t even this Iris and she was essentially Tony Stark.
Just don’t give her a hoodie, a mask, a black trenchcoat, etc.