Illustration for article titled emBridesmaids/em Paul Feig wanted to make a wacky Wonder Woman movie

I give Warner Bros. a lot of shit for being unable to capitalize on 99% of DC superheroes, but occasionally even they do something right — such as when they passed on director Paul Feig's pitch for a Wonder Woman comedy flick where Batman and Superman would have been super-chauvinists.


Here's the details according to IGN:

The idea for Feig’s film would’ve involved a Wonder Woman who “keeps hitting the glass ceiling” of the superhero world. Conceived as a lighter action-comedy, this Princess Diana of Themyscira has to contend with male heroes like Batman and Superman who are perhaps not as forward-thinking regarding their female counterpart as they should be. (I think the word “jerks” might’ve come up.) Feig compared this Wonder Woman to the suffragist Cicely Hamilton (who wrote the 1908 "feminist" play Diana of Dobson's).


I love Paul Feig, and I love his work, but holy hell does that sound terrible. I think WB made the right move here. Although I do somewhat worry that they only passed because they didn't want Batman and Superman to look bad, and not because of Wonder Woman.

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