Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a warrior princess of the Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and is known in her homeland as Princess Diana of Themyscira. When outside her homeland incognito, she is sometimes known by the secret identity Diana Prince. She is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skills. She possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, in some stories, an invisible airplane.
Wonder Woman was created by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston. The character first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941 and first cover-dated on Sensation Comics #1, January 1942. The Wonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986. Her depiction as a heroine fighting for justice, love, peace, and sexual equality has led to Wonder Woman being widely considered a feminist icon.
Created during World War II, the character was initially depicted fighting Axis military forces as well as an assortment of colourful supervillains, though in recent years more emphasis have been placed on characters, deities, and monsters from Greek mythology playing an adversarial role for her story arcs. In the decades since her debut, Wonder Woman has gained a formidable cast of enemies bent on eliminating the Amazon, including classic villains such as Ares, Cheetah and Giganta, along with more recent adversaries like Circe and The First Born. Wonder Woman has also regularly appeared in comic books featuring the superhero teams Justice Society (from 1941) and Justice League (from 1960).
The DC Comics superhero, Wonder Woman has appeared in a wide variety of media outside of comic books since her initial appearance in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941), including comic strips, film, television and video games.
In addition to the comics, the character has appeared in other media; most notably, the 1975-1979 Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter, as well as animated series such as the Super Friends and Justice League.
Since Carter's television series, studios struggled to introduce a new live-action Wonder Woman to audiences, although the character continued to feature in a variety of toys and merchandise, as well as animated adaptations of DC properties, including a direct-to-DVD animated feature.
Attempts to return Wonder Woman to television have included a pilot for NBC in 2011, closely followed by another stalled production for The CW. In 2013, Warner Bros. announced that Israeli actress Gal Gadot would portray Wonder Woman in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Wonder Girl is the name of four fictional characters featured in comic books and other media produced by DC Comics. The original was a younger version of Wonder Woman as a teenager. The official second (Donna Troy) and third (Cassie Sandsmark) are protégées of Wonder Woman, and members of different incarnations of the Teen Titans. The name has also been used by Drusilla, a one-time character who appeared in 1969, and was heavily modified and featured on the Wonder Woman TV series played by Debra Winger.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It is the intended sequel to 2013's Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Comics' shared universe films. The film is written by Chris Terrio, from a story by Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer, and directed by Snyder. The cast includes Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter.
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, a demigoddess who is the daughter of Zeus. Via social media, many fans criticized Gadot's small frame in contrast to Wonder Woman's warrior-like build in the comics. Responding to this, Gadot has stated that she has been participating in various training regimens to achieve a body that stays closer to the source material.
In October 2013, WB President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman talked about the possibility of Wonder Woman appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alongside both Superman and Batman. On November 7, 2013, Variety reported that Gal Gadot, Elodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko had auditioned for a lead female role, believed to possibly be Wonder Woman. On December 4, 2013, Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman and also signed a three picture deal with the studio which includes Justice League and a solo Wonder Woman film.
This film will mark the Amazonian superhero and her secret identity's first live action theatrical appearance. The film's producer Charles Roven revealed to The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that the character will be primarily based on her depiction in The New 52 as a demigod and the daughter of Zeus.
Batman v Superman marks the first appearance of Wonder Woman in a live-action theatrical film, which Warner Bros. had been developing as far back as 1996. Olga Kurylenko was considered for the role of Wonder Woman before Gadot was cast. Producer Charles Roven revealed that this incarnation of Wonder Woman would use the character's origins in The New 52, wherein the character would be a demigoddess, and the daughter of Zeus. This deviates from the character's original (and vast majority of) origins, where she was "a clay figure brought to life by the gods". An image of the Wonder Woman costume was revealed at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, in which the costume discards the red, blue, and gold colors that make up the costume of most versions of the character.
The film was released in the United States on March 25, 2016 in 3D.
Wonder Woman (2017)
Diana of Themyscira, an Amazonian warrior who also is the demigoddess daughter of the god Zeus, uses her talents and abilities in order to help humanity during World War I. The film introduces Steve Trevor, Queen Hippoylta, and General Antiope to the DCEU.
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, with a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs. Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman with Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya in supporting roles.
Wonder Woman is the first live action theatrical film starring the character, following her first live-action theatrical appearance in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film is set in 1918 (with brief references to Diana in the present) and tells the story of American pilot Steve Trevor, who crashes offshore of the Amazon island of Themyscira, and is rescued by its Princess Diana. After he tells Diana about World War I, she leaves her home in order to end the war (against the wishes of her mother, Queen Hippolyta), becoming Diana Prince and Wonder Woman in the process.
Wonder Woman was released in the United States on June 2, 2017, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D. It received positive reviews from critics, with many praising Gadot and Pine's performances and has grossed $240 million worldwide.
"The Justice League" Part One
In Theaters November 17th, 2017
Motivated by Superman's selfless sacrifice, Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team of metahumans to face a new catastrophic threat. The film introduces Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, James Gordon, Mera, Nudis Vulko, and Iris West to the DCEU.
The new Justice League film will be starring: Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry / Aquaman), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), and Ray Fisher (Victor Stone / Cyborg).
In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced the film would be released in two parts as the fifth and ninth installments of the DC Comics' shared universe films, with Part One releasing in 2017, and Part Two in 2019. Snyder will direct both films. It is expected that Fisher will appear as Cyborg, and Jason Momoa will appear as Aquaman.
On January 19, 2016, concept art was released for the film confirming Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash as the official lineup, though Geoff Johns hinted that a Green Lantern and the Green Lantern Corps will eventually join the roster and appear in the movie. Snyder later discussed that Doomsday, and his mythological origins will be more greatly detailed within the Justice League films after his debut appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In March 2016, it was announced J. K. Simmons would play Commissioner Gordon in the series. That same month, Heard confirmed with Entertainment Tonight that she will indeed be portraying Mera. According to writer Chris Terrio, the film will not be as dark as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will instead feature a lighter tone. Filming for the movie started on April 11. In April 2016, Willem Dafoe was cast as Nuidis Vulko, an advisor to Aquaman. That same month, Eisenberg confirmed that he would reprise his role as Lex Luthor. In June 2016, Johns revealed the title for the film would be Justice League.
Roughly 40 actors and actresses were auditioning for the ensemble superhero roles, among them were Joseph Cross, Michael Angarano, Max Thieriot, Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki and Scott Porter. Miller intended to cast younger actors as he wanted them to "grow" into their roles over the course of several films. D. J. Cotrona was cast as Superman, along with Armie Hammer as Batman. Jessica Biel reportedly declined the Wonder Woman role after being in negotiations. The character was also linked to actresses Teresa Palmer and Shannyn Sossamon, along with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who confirmed that she had auditioned. Ultimately Megan Gale was cast as Wonder Woman, while Palmer was cast as Talia al Ghul, whom Miller had in mind to act with a Russian accent. The script for Justice League: Mortal would have featured the John Stewart character as the Green Lantern, a role originally offered to Columbus Short. Hip hop recording artist and rapper Common was cast, with Adam Brody as The Flash / Barry Allen, and Jay Baruchel as the lead villain, Maxwell Lord. Longtime Miller collaborator Hugh Keays-Byrne had been cast in an unnamed role, rumored to be Martian Manhunter. Aquaman had yet to be cast. Marit Allen was hired as the original costume designer before her untimely death in November 2007, and the responsibilities were assumed by Weta Workshop.
"Justice League" Part 2
in Theaters June 14th, 2019
The Justice League sequel will be starring: Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry / Aquaman), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), and Ray Fisher (Victor Stone / Cyborg).
In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced the film would be released in 2 parts as the 5th and 9th installments of the DC Comics' shared universe films, with Part One releasing in 2017, and Part Two in 2019. Snyder will direct both films. A Justice League movie sequel was scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019, but has since been delayed to accommodate the release for a standalone Batman movie that will be directed by Ben Affleck.
Wonder Woman Comic Strip (1944)
From 1944 to 1945, there was a short-lived daily comic strip, written by Wonder Woman creator Charles Moulton and drawn by H. G. Peter.
Who's Afraid of Diana Prince (1967)
The first attempt to produce a television series based on Wonder Woman occurred in 1967. The success of the Batman television series led Batman producer William Dozier to commission a pilot script by Stan Hart and Larry Siegel. Batman writer Stanley Ralph Ross was then asked to perform a re-write, after Hart and Siegel's script was deemed unsuitable. A portion of the pilot, under five minutes in length, was filmed by Greenway Productions, the company behind the Batman show under the title Who's Afraid of Diana Prince? The piece starred Ellie Wood Walker (Robert Walker Jr.'s wife) as Diana Prince, Linda Harrison as Diana's Wonder Woman alter ego and Maudie Prickett as Diana's mother.
In the proposed series Diana Prince (not Wonder Woman) would have been the focus of the comedy. Diana, an awkward and rather plain young woman, lives with her mother close to a United States Air Force base. Much of the film consists of her mother berating Diana about not having a boyfriend. When her mother leaves the room, Diana changes into her Wonder Woman costume and admires her reflection in a mirror. What she sees is not Diana Prince, but rather a sexy super-heroic figure (played by Linda Harrison) who proceeds to preen and pose as the song "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" plays on the soundtrack. The pilot ends with Diana climbing out a window and flying away, indicating that, despite her apparent delusions regarding her alter ego, she does have some super powers. This pilot episode was never broadcast and the project was taken no further.
Super Friends (1973–86)
Wonder Woman appeared in every incarnation of the Super Friends Saturday morning animated series. She was originally voiced by Shannon Farnon and later by Connie Caulfield in Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, followed by B.J. Ward in The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians.
Wonder Woman Pilot Movie (1974)
The first serious attempt at adapting Wonder Woman to live-action TV starred Cathy Lee Crosby as a blonde Amazon with superhuman agility (à la Captain America) and gadgets, similar to those used by movie super-spy James Bond and secret agent Emma Peel of TV's The Avengers, both of which were still somewhat popular at that time, when the script of this pilot movie was in its early stages of development.
Though this version owed much to a brief period in the Wonder Woman comic book, in which the Amazon heroine had lost her powers, it did not stray completely from its comic inspiration. This Princess Diana could communicate with animals; run, leap, and swim faster than normal humans; and was agile enough to deflect bullets from her Amazon bracelets, which, by some unrevealed means, she could trigger to explode. In lieu of the magical, golden lasso in the comics, she kept a golden cable concealed in her belt, which was used as a grappling rope and to ensnare fleeing enemies. The costume worn by Diana in the telefilm was a full body suit as opposed to the "swimsuit" and skirted outfits associated with the character in the comic books
While the Wonder Woman comic being published at the time of the pilot's screening featured the heroine with her traditional powers intact, no explanation for the differences between the film and the comic were ever given.
Though not successful at the first attempt, network interest was such that within a year another pilot was in production, leading to the familiar Lynda Carter version of the character.
This version of Wonder Woman made a cameo appearance in the DC Comics story arc Infinite Crisis, which depicted versions of familiar characters on parallel Earths. The Crosby version of Wonder Woman was briefly glimpsed alongside the version of Wonder Girl portrayed in the Lynda Carter TV series by Debra Winger as inhabitants of Earth-462.
Wonder Woman TV Series (1975–79)
Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman / Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr. & Jr., the show originally aired from 1975 to 1979.
Scripting duties were given to Stanley Ralph Ross, who had worked on the original pilot reel in 1967, but was instructed to be more faithful to the comic book this time. The New, Original Wonder Woman TV movie pilot was made and aired in 1975, starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman / Princess Diana & Diana Prince with Jeannie Epper as Lynda Carter's stunt double; This version was so successful that the series, Wonder Woman, soon followed and aired for 3 seasons. Unlike the animated Wonder Woman on Super Friends, her back was not fully exposed. Lyle Waggoner played Major Steve Trevor in the first season, set during World War II in the 1940s, and then his son Steve Trevor, Jr. in seasons 2 and 3, during the 1970s, and they both fought alongside Wonder Woman against criminals and supervillians. The series run lasted from 1975 to 1979 altogether.
After her first television special, Carter gave up the role by focusing more on her singing career, appearances in television films, as well as becoming a fashion and beauty director for Maybelline cosmetics commercials.
Wonder Woman guest starred in the Superman episode, "Superman and Wonder Woman versus the Sorceress of Time" wherein she and Superman battle a sorceress named Cyrene. Mary McDonald-Lewis provided the voice of Wonder Woman for this episode.
Her appearance is notable for being the first and, until her DC animated universe incarnation, only Post-Crisis animated version of Wonder Woman. Besides possessing the power of flight and no longer having either an invisible plane or high-heel boots, she had wavy hair more in line with George Pérez’s Post-Crisis interpretation of her. Like in the Super Friends series, her back was fully exposed.
Justice League (2001–04) and Justice League Unlimited (2004–06)
Justice League was the first chance to add Wonder Woman (voiced by Susan Eisenberg) to the DCAU, as the rights had been previously tied up in possible movies and television series.
To introduce her into a universe already populated by long-experienced heroes like Batman and Superman, Bruce Timm and his team took a cue from George Pérez’s newcomer-to-man's-world Post-Crisis interpretation. This Diana started off completely innocent and ignorant of man's world. And as with the Pérez version, she neither keeps a secret identity nor has an invisible plane (although in the Justice League Unlimited first season episode "For the Man Who Has Everything", we see her unveil the plane). Also in this series, her traditional bullet proof bracelet cuffs became bullet proof vambraces. However, perhaps as a nod to her Pre-Crisis appearance, she has straight hair and high-heeled boots suggestive of her old Super Friends incarnation. Also, her lasso did not compel truthfulness until the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Balance" in which Hippolyta activated her true power.
Her initial personality consisted of a strict adherence to Amazonian dogma (prompting some of her teammates, especially the more brash and headstrong Hawkgirl, to react to her attitude by calling her "Princess" somewhat disdainfully). Noticeable though is the effect of Man's World on Diana. Her first appearances are marked by her reflexively acting off of Amazonian ideology (in "Fury", she questions how necessary men really are), but as time passes, she becomes more interested in men (in particular, Batman, with whom she has a flirtatious and possibly romantic relationship) and experiences the emotional excesses of man's world, as compared to the Amazons (who are portrayed as somewhat stoic if not emotionally stunted). Batman's affections for Wonder Woman, however, are somewhat confirmed in the Unlimited episode "This Little Piggy", where he admits his feelings to Zatanna when requesting her help in changing Diana back (she was turned into a pig by Circe). Batman's and Wonder Woman's mutual feelings are implicated in the JLA episode "The Brave and the Bold", when Wonder Woman manages to stop a missile crashing into Gorilla City. When the weight of the missile head crushes her, Batman rushes to the site and attempts to clear the rubble while everyone else is too stunned by Wonder Woman's possible death to help. However, Wonder Woman is found unhurt, and when she sees Batman's gloves covered in dirt in his attempt to save her, she kisses him on the cheek. Batman and Wonder Woman share a kiss in the Justice League season finale "Starcrossed" (they kissed in order to hide their faces from Thanagarian patrol). In the episode "Kid's Stuff", Wonder Woman, in her eight-year-old form (voiced by Dakota Fanning), also flirts liberally with the young Batman, who acts as miniature version of his adult self, either ignoring or being embarrassed by her advances.
She finds joy but also discovers a temper that frequently needs to be checked by her teammates ("Hereafter", "Hawk and Dove", "Eclipsed", etc.). Later episodes dealt directly with her temper and Diana’s eventual mastery of it. She since adopted the role of ambassador of the Amazons at her mother’s request ("To Another Shore"), bringing another Post-Crisis trait to the DCAU.
While Wonder Woman’s origin in the DCAU is not detailed, in the episode "The Balance", it is revealed that she indeed was a clay statue sculpted by Hippolyta and somehow brought to life. In the same episode, Hades says that he helped Hippolyta sculpt the clay statue that would eventually become Diana, making him feel almost like a father to her, but was banished before she was brought to life. That claim, however, was never substantiated (when Hawkgirl points out she could use the lasso on him, Diana says it doesn't matter). It was revealed that the Wonder Woman armor was originally made by the god Hephaestus for her mother, Queen Hippolyta, not Diana. However, in episodes, again like "The Balance", it was insinuated and implied that the armor was eventually made for her purposes and use. She had stolen her armor to use once Hippolyta forbade her to enter the outside world. Later in the series it is revealed that Diana did not know that the armor had additional abilities, which could be activated by pressing the star on the tiara.
Steve Trevor made an appearance in the first season's three-part finale, "The Savage Time", when the League time-travels back to World War II in order to stop Vandal Savage changing history. In this story, Steve is an agent of the OSS, whom Diana falls in love with. They are separated when Diana goes to stop Savage's invasion of America and returns to the present day. In the episode's conclusion, she visits her friend, now a very old man, at a retirement community. Her eventual fate is unknown, but Kobra mentions that she is still alive during the time of Batman Beyond.
Her powers are almost the same as her comics counterpart, including flight and super strength, lending Wonder Woman the ability to hold out against Superman in a fight, while both were hallucinating. She has a weakness to pierce wounds as shown by Devil Ray's poisonous dart harming her. In "Grudge Match", she is able to singlehandedly defeat Vixen, Hawkgirl, Huntress and Black Canary in a no-holds barred fight.
Wonder Woman was originally supposed to appear in the Batman Beyond episode “The Call”, which featured a future Justice League. However, rights issues precluded the possibility and her cameo was instead taken by Big Barda.
Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Wonder Woman appeared in the 2008 animated adaptation of the award-winning miniseries Justice League: The New Frontier. Wonder Woman was voiced by former Xena actress Lucy Lawless.
Wonder Woman (2009 Animated Movie)
Wonder Woman starred in an animated feature film of the same name which was released on March 3, 2009. Released by DC Comics and Warner Bros., the movie was a PG-13 rated, direct-to-video movie, part of the line of DC Universe Animated Films. The press release, and the Sneak Peek from the Batman: Gotham Knight DVD, confirmed that the story was of her rebooted origin from 1987 by George Pérez. The casting includes Keri Russell as Princess Diana / Wonder Woman, Nathan Fillion as Colonel Steve Trevor, Alfred Molina as Ares, Virginia Madsen as Queen Hippolyta, and Rosario Dawson as Artemis. The film was directed by Lauren Montgomery and, as with all films in this series, produced by Bruce Timm.
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
Wonder Woman appears as a main character in the animated film Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, and is voiced by Vanessa Marshall. Unlike the traditional portrayal in the comics, Superwoman is not portrayed as being the Crime Syndicate of America's version of Wonder Woman, but instead Mary Marvel. Despite this, Wonder Woman and Superwoman become rivals and the Amazon Princess bested her in the final battle. However, the Syndicate does include a villainess named Olympia, whom was confirmed to be a Wonder Woman equivalent by the film's writer Dwayne McDuffie.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–11)
In Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman makes a non-speaking cameo as a member of the Justice League in the episode "Sidekicks Assemble". She is only shown from behind and is not identified by name. At San Diego Comic-Con 2010's Batman: The Brave and the Bold panel, it was confirmed that Wonder Woman would appear in an upcoming episode of the show. Wonder Woman appears in the opening segment of the 2011 episode "Scorn of the Star Sapphire!" rescuing Steve Trevor from Baroness Paula Von Gunther. Her appearance is accompanied by an arrangement of the classic 1970s Wonder Woman theme song. She was voiced by Vicki Lewis, who also voiced Star Sapphire in the same episode. She subsequently appears in "Triumvirate of Terror!", where she teams up with Batman and Superman to fight the combined threat of Cheetah, Lex Luthor and the Joker.
Young Justice (2010–13)
Wonder Woman appears in the animated series Young Justice voiced by Maggie Q. At New York Comic Con 2010, it was confirmed that there are no longer any restrictions involving DC characters appearing in animation, thus making it possible for Wonder Woman to be used. Wonder Woman appears in the pilot episode, "Independence Day", where she and the rest of the Justice League arrive at Cadmus Labs following its destruction. She is shown having a conversation with Superman about the fate of the newly discovered Superboy, though her words are not audible to the audience. She makes her first speaking appearance in the episode "Agendas," where she chastises Batman for recruiting Robin at such a young age and tries to have Captain Marvel thrown out of the League for lying about his age. Alongside the rest of the League, she is brainwashed by Vandal Savage's Starro spores in the closing moments of "Usual Suspects." In the season one finale, "Auld Acquaintance", she battles the members of Young Justice at Savage's behest before being trapped in an impenetrable force-field created by Rocket. She is presumably freed from Savage's control along with the rest of the League. In Young Justice: Invasion, Wonder Woman has taken on Cassie Sandsmark as her sidekick. She leaves Earth along with several other Leaguers in the episode "Alienated," in order to stand trial for crimes the team committed while under Savage's control.
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
Wonder Woman (voiced again by Susan Eisenberg, who had previously voiced her in the DCAU) plays a role in the animated film Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. The film is based on the Superman/Batman: The Supergirl from Krypton storyline. In the movie, Wonder Woman is tipped off by Batman about the existence of Kara, and she, Lyla, and Batman convince Superman to let her stay on Paradise Island where the Kryptonian will learn to gain full control over her power. After two months of training on Paradise Island, Darkseid sends an army of Doomsday clones to the island, and Diana fights them along with Superman, Batman and her Amazonian army. Mid-way through the fight, Batman realizes something is out of place and leaves the fight. Superman destroys the Doomsday army with his heat vision.
Batman informs Wonder Woman and Superman that the Doomsday army was a diversion as Darkseid came and kidnapped Kara and killed Lyla as well. This prompts the three of them to go to Apokolips along with Big Barda. On Darkseid's planet, Wonder Woman fights the Female Furies and Granny Goodness along with Barda. After a long fight, Barda and Diana win and confront Darkseid, throwing Granny at his knees. Back on Earth, Diana wishes Superman and Kara well as they leave the island. She is seen at the end applauding for the latter as she assumes her new identity of Supergirl.
Wonder Woman (2011 NBC TV Pilot)
Reports surfaced in October 2010 that Warner Bros. Television was teaming with writer-producer David E. Kelley to pitch a new Wonder Woman television series to networks. The major networks all turned down the series, but NBC, the final network to initially pass on the project, announced that they had ordered a pilot on January 21, 2011. The plot is described as "a reinvention of the iconic DC comic in which Wonder Woman – aka Diana Prince – is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all elements of her extraordinary life."
On February 16, 2011, it was announced that Adrianne Palicki was selected to play the title role. Elizabeth Hurley played villain Veronica Cale and Tracie Thoms played Diana's personal assistant, Etta Candy. Pedro Pascal was cast as Ed Indelicato, Wonder Woman's liaison to the police department and Cary Elwes's Henry Detmer runs the day-to-day operations of Diana's company. Actor Justin Bruening was cast to play Steve Trevor. Jeffrey Reiner directed the pilot. On May 12, 2011, NBC announced that it would not be picking the project up for a series.
Justice League: Doom (2012)
Wonder Woman appears as a member of the JLA in Justice League: Doom, with Susan Eisenberg once again reprising her role from the Justice League animated series.
Wonder Woman (2013 short film)
A short fan-made film titled Wonder Woman was released on September 30, 2013 by Rainfall Films. The eponymous Amazon was portrayed by Rileah Vanderbilt in this short.
Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)
Wonder Woman appears in Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite, an adaptation of the video game of the same name, with Laura Bailey reprising her role.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
Wonder Woman appears in the Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox animated movie, voiced by Vanessa Marshall (reprising her role from Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths).
JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time (2014)
Wonder Woman appears as a main character in the animated film JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time, voiced by Grey DeLisle.
Justice League: War (2014)
Michelle Monaghan voices Wonder Woman in Justice League: War.
The Lego Movie (2014)
Cobie Smulders voices Wonder Woman in The Lego Movie. This film is the character's first theatrical film appearance.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
Wonder Woman appears in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the sequel to Justice League: War, voiced by Rosario Dawson.
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes:
Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015)
Wonder Woman appears in the animated film Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, voiced by Kari Wahlgren.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)
An parallel universe version of Wonder Woman will be appearing in the upcoming animated film Justice League: Gods and Monsters. This version will be a New God.
Amazon (New TV Show)
The CW, Warner Bros. Television and DC Comics announced development of a script for a possible television series, titled Amazon, about the origin of Wonder Woman in September 2012. The details about casting notices and information on the pilot episode of Amazon were released in November 2012, before the series had even been approved to shoot the pilot. TV Line reported in January 2013 that CW President Mark Pedowitz told journalists that they're waiting for the script of the pilot and were busy with the casting of Diana. Scottish actress Amy Manson is reported to be in the running for Diana. On January 28, 2013, the network pushed the pilot back until the 2014/15 season.
On May 16, 2013, it was announced that The CW still has the show in development, with a new script by Aron Eli Coleite, replacing Allan Heinberg, who wrote the previous script for the planned pilot. With the announcement in July 2013 that the new Flash TV series, The Flash, by Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg would be fast-tracked, Pedowitz confirmed that "Amazon is on pause (as) the script is not exactly what we wanted, and with an iconic character like Wonder Woman, we have to get it right." In January 2014, Pedowitz confirmed the CW passed on the second script order, with no plans to revisit the project or character unless the material was right. Geoff Johns had hinted that Wonder Woman would appear in Arrow due to the Amazon taking place in the same universe.
Themyscira (Paradise Island)
Themyscira (pronounced Them-mes-skera) is a fictional island nation in the DC Comics universe that is the place of origin of Wonder Woman and her sister Amazons. Known as Paradise Island since Wonder Woman and the island's first appearance in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941), it was renamed "Themyscira" with the character's February 1987 relaunch in Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #1. The island is named after the mythological city of Themiscyra, the capital of the Amazon tribe in Greek mythology.