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Meet Your New Wonder Woman

By TK Burton | Industry | February 17, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Industry | February 17, 2011 |

Wonder Woman has been a troubled DC Comics property for some time, with films that never got off the ground, and a TV show reboot that was dumped, then picked up again. Now it’s back up for real, coming to NBC from David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal,” “The Practice”). Now, they’ve got their Amazon in Adrienne Palicki, most well-known as Tyra from NBC’s “Friday Night Lights.” She’s certainly built for it — at 5’11”, the Amazon thing ain’t gonna be much of a stretch. Get her to buff up a bit, and you’re good to go — she’s already got the acting skills to bring some strength to the part (I’ll give her a pass for Legion).

As for what direction they’re taking the series, the the script apparently sticks somewhat close to the comic book — she’s an Amazon, she’s in an on-again, off-again relationship with Steve Trevor, the pilot who crashed his plane on her island. She’s also supposedly some sort of business magnate as a secret identity for Wonder Woman, which makes her sound suspiciously like Batman, but who knows (in the comics, she’s simply Diana of Themyscira, aka Wonder Woman. But there’s no secret identity). I also don’t know if she’s going to be super-strong and be able to fly… I’m hoping there’s no goofy invisible jet. Please.

Also, I’m guessing they’ll lead towards the new, Jim Lee costume (seen below). Fans have had mixed feelings about it, but it certainly makes more sense that a sparkly one-piece swimsuit.


(source: Deadline)

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