By RazzaTazz 8 Comments
Since coming to this site and being somewhat of a Wonder Woman expert, people often ask me how I think a Wonder Woman movie should be realized. There are a lot of problems in my mind with creating a Wonder Woman movie, but foremost among them is the problem of establishing her as a character that the movie going public would like to see. Many fans of comic book movies have already complained about "origin burnout" or in other words of being bored with origin after origin for each new character. This is one of the reasons how the Avengers succeeded where it did as all the characters had already been introduced, it was easy to put them into a coherent story. Now that DC wants to launch its own Justice League movie, it adds a bit of a problem, that being that the movie is going to be released before it is reasonable to assume that there are movies for the four remaining characters from the team that have yet to be introduced in their own movies. At the same time I wonder about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and whether there is enough momentum to keep it going. Most people have heard of Captain America and the Hulk even if they are not comic fans, but are people willing to continue to go to movies for Ant-Man or Guardians of the Galaxy? Marvel has done well to get this far into its own separate universe, but it might be riding too many hopes on the success of lesser known characters to keep the series going. As a suggestion though, I see no reason why the universes have to be restricted in any way simply to the cinemas. Other series have expanded beyond film to expand their universe, and it seems strange that the comic companies which are already across numerous mediums are hesitant to do so. I am not saying that all mainstream movies have to be canceled, just it would fill out the universe much more if for instance DC said that Arrow were to be part of their own continuity, or if for instance that they don't think the Martian Manhunter's origin on the big screen to just put it out as an animated movie which is still considered part of the whole. I think perhaps by looking too big that maybe the companies are missing smaller pieces which could help glue the bigger series together. There have been numerous series which could help complete the vision, and even something like Timm's Justice League Unlimited is not too far off in scope. So maybe the solution to the Flash and Wonder Woman and Aquaman in the Justice League movie is not to let them battle for time there, but give them the time elsewhere to establish themselves and then make the jump.