‘Bridesmaids’ Director Reveals Details of His Recent ‘Wonder Woman’ Pitch

Superman and Batman are perceived as jerks in Paul Feig's lighter, more comedic take. Warner Bros. ultimately passed on his idea.
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‘Bridesmaids’ Director Reveals Details of His Recent ‘Wonder Woman’ Pitch

Paul Feig reveals the details of his Wonder Woman pitch to Warner Bros. It seems almost everybody wants to break into the superhero genre these days, especially with booming box office figures for recent hits such as Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. Director Paul Feig, who is best known for female-centric comedies such as Bridesmaids and The Heat, revealed he recently pitched Warner Bros. an idea for a Wonder Woman movie.

The story was conceived as more of a lighter action-comedy, with Diana of Themyscira trying to break through the "glass ceiling" of the superhero world dominated by Batman and Superman, both of whom are described as "jerks" who don't respect her talent. The filmmaker compared his Wonder Woman to women's suffragist Cicely Hamilton, who wrote the 1908 play Diana of Dobson's.

The filmmaker also said that it would have a tone similar to Iron Man, although, ultimately, the studio decided to pass on his take. The news comes just a few days after Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed they want to make either a Wonder Woman movie or TV series, which makes us wonder how many other directors have been pitching their Wonder Woman ideas to the studio. We also reported last month that a Batman Vs. Superman casting call may have hinted that Wonder Woman will be a part of this highly-anticipated sequel.

What do you think about Paul Feig's take on Wonder Woman?

Wonder Woman comes to theaters June 23rd, 2017.

Sources:IGN

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  • brady1138 • 2 years ago

    @phatalphd ...Or you could take the lead from good movies ;)

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    • ObiWanShinobi • 2 years ago

      You would of thought Kill Bill was never made with the way these studio heads don't know how to go about a movie centered around a female.

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      • phatalphd • 2 years ago

        Take the lead from Underworld, Tomb Raider &Resident Evil....Movies with Female leads don't need to be funny to be sucessful. Stick to the source material and you'll be much better off. No one wants to see a dumb down wonder-woman just cuase they didn't know what direction to take it in.

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        • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

          My Super Ex-Girlfriend anyone?

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          • moviemaniac66 • 2 years ago

            I'd kind of like to see this idea go through with maybe a made up superhero as opposed to Wonder Woman. I think this idea is actually clever and has potential to be pretty funny. I understand the hate on this idea mainly because we live in a time where superhero movies are being taken more seriously and this would be a complete 180, but then again, this has potential to make a pretty funny film as well.

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            • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

              Bridesmaids Director talks "Wonder Woman"...."Oh Lord"!!....RUN!!!

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              • lazerdude • 2 years ago

                he wanted wonder woman to feel like Iron man? that has as much logic as wanting to make spider-man feel like the punisher

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                • evilwhitemale • 2 years ago

                  Why can't they just leave it alone?

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                  • David-garcia-67788063 • 2 years ago

                    Probably we'll see a wonder woman film by a thousand years from now that they have chosen a good story and a great actress.

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                    • jasdjqs • 2 years ago

                      not a good idea.

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                      • Brizzy • 2 years ago

                        @shuabert Are you serious dude? :(

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                        • brady1138 • 2 years ago

                          How do you make a female superhero movie work? Don't make it a female superhero movie. I'm not saying make it Wonder Man, but just don't make it a big deal about her being female. Not a single word was said about Black Widow being a girl or her having to prove herself, she's just an extremely effective hero and everyone just accepts that, so it works. It's 2013, people, a female superhero should no longer even be acknowledged as a problem. The only thing insulting about female superhero movies these days is that it's even a problem to begin with.

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                          • Fry-3000 • 2 years ago

                            Not sure if it'd go down well as a film, but maybe for tv it might've worked

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                            • shuabert • 2 years ago

                              So far this is the best idea anyone's been able to come up with for her outside the comics. At least this one has a clever take on it.

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                              • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                Thank god that version of a Wonder Woman movie, never saw the light of day!

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                                • mr-k • 2 years ago

                                  Just reading this article makes me wanna go on a rampage.

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                                  • skywise • 2 years ago

                                    what a terrible idea. I cant believe Feig even proposed the idea.

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                                    • mieko-siede • 2 years ago

                                      The idea sounded terrible from the start anyway. She's not a character that can be diminished to campy undertones. Wonder Woman has to be handled seriously and with care for her story alone could build an epic in the cinematic world.

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