[Movies] The Heat Director Paul Feig Pitched a Wonder Woman Story to Warner Bros.
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.10.2013
His version was more of an action-comedy take…
Speaking to IGN, director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids) revealed that he made a pitch to Warner Bros. for a Wonder Woman movie.
Feig's film reportedly would've had a light action-comedy tone and would involve a Wonder Woman who "keeps hitting the glass ceiling" of the superhero world. Diana of Themyscira would have to contend with male heroes like Batman and Superman who are said to not be as forward-thinking regarding their female counterpart as they should be. Feig compared his vision for the character to Cicely Hamilton (writer of the 1908 "feminist" play Diana of Dobson's).
Warner Bros. did not go for Feig's idea. Feig said in retrospect that he can see why the concept didn't appeal to them since fans can be very protective of their characters and any changes made to them.