Experts from a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit:
DCE President, Diane Nelson, was straightforward when asked about her company’s difficulty in developing a live-action Wonder Woman franchise in the wake of previous fumbles with a Joss Whedon-led movie and a David E. Kelley TV pilot.
“The reasons why are probably pretty subjective: She doesn't have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes,” Nelson explains, echoing comments Whedon said when he was developing a Wonder Woman screenplay. “There are lots of facets to Wonder Woman, and I think the key is, how do you get the right facet for that right medium? What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features.”
Nelson went on to reveal that the development of Wonder Woman for a live-action role, either TV or in film, has been “one of the top three priorities” for DC and Warner Bros. since she took over at DC.
What are her picks for a big screen (or small screen) adaption?
“Sandman is right on top. I think it could be as rich as the Harry Potter universe,” Nelson said. “Fables. Metal Men. Justice League. And yes, I'm going to say it: Aquaman.”