Yes the Superhero Trivia question will post sometime today. It's a mystery! (That's what you get for not showing up when it was scheduled in prior months.)
In the meantime, on Tony Laplume's Comics Reader blog yesterday I was ranting again about why hasn't anyone done a Wonder Woman movie? I mean there aren't even plans for a movie, just crappy TV show pilots. WTF, WB/DC? This is one of DC's Top 3 properties and they've done nothing to merchandise it since 1978.
Just to prove how freaking easy it would be for someone to write it, I came up with a whole treatment on my commute home yesterday. So basically in 30 minutes I did what Hollywood has failed to do in 30 years. Write me a check!
Now take this with a grain of salt because all I know about Wonder Woman comes from Superfriends and a few reruns of the old TV show. Which again proves my point about how easy this is if someone who knows next to nothing about the material can do it. And here we go!
She races over to help because she's brave and caring like a superhero. The only survivor is a dude named Steve Trevor--that was his name, right? She's mystified about this because she knows nothing outside the island because her mom and other old warrior babes are not too forthcoming about stuff outside the island, kind of like The Village (or my novel Forever Young...). Anyway, Steve probably tells her a little about the island and she starts to get all psyched about it, so it's a bummer when her mom says they have to kill Steve because they can't have an outsider hanging around there. Diana tries to go all Pocahontas and save him. She's successful enough in that her mom says they'll just lock Steve up forever--yay!
But that night Diana sneaks Steve out and they take a boat or something to escape the island. They get to the mainland (California or Florida or whatever) and Diana is shocked to see this whole world outside Paradise Island. There are maybe some slapstick-type moments as she interacts with all the new stuff around her.
Eventually whoever shot Steve's plane down shows up. There are a couple of different ways to go about that. If you want to go the Man of Steel route it could be a rogue Amazon who wants to enslave the rest of the world. Or you could go more Green Lantern and it could be just some big badass who wants to take over the world. Whatever. I have no idea who's in Wonder Woman's rogue gallery.
Whichever way it goes, the bad guy starts raining hellfire down on the world. Diana doesn't have a costume or anything yet but she does have her Amazon warrior training that she uses to help save people and stuff. Eventually though some of the other Amazons show up on orders from Diana's mom to bring her back to the island. They eventually capture her and take her back to Paradise Island.
There Diana pleads with her mom that they have a duty to help the rest of the world, that's it not the shithole her mom thinks it is. Eventually her mom agrees and decides to let Diana lead some Amazons to go save the world. So she gets the Wonder Woman costume with the magic lasso and tiara and bracelets and whatnot.
Then her and the other Amazons go back to wherever the bad guy is for the final showdown. Of course it has to come down to Wonder Woman fighting whoever it is and of course she wins. Hooray!
The other Amazons go back to Paradise Island, but Diana stays behind to be their ambassador to the world and to make sure no evil threatens to take over the whole world again. Maybe the Amazons have some way to wipe Steve's memory or he's just so dumb that when she puts on some glasses and ties her hair back he can't tell who she really is. Either way, she stays to work with Steve as Diana Prince and some such.
The end...until the sequel!
Seriously, that took like no time at all. Why has no one done this yet? It's so freaking obvious! Maybe I should go mail this to Christopher Nolan or something. As far as casting goes I've said for 4 years or so now that Megan Fox would be perfect. I mean just make sure she does some cardio to get in shape and boom, there you go. Again, why has this not happened? Maybe we need to petition Obama like those idiots about building a Death Star.
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