Return of Wonder Woman

No, there is no news about Wonder Woman returning in a TV series. However, DC has announced a digital comic book titled Wonder Woman ’77′. What does that have to do with the Lynda Carter show?

As everybody knows, Wonder Woman was aired between 1975 and 1979, with the greatest DC superheroine donning her more than iconic costume in the world of the Man. From one reason or another, the show was canceled after just 3 seasons.

Now, with this new digital comic book, DC plans to continue the story told in the Wonder Woman series. Considered a spin-off, it will debut in December with 1 issue each week. In early 2015, they will be re-released in just 2 physical prints.

So, while it won’t star Lynda Carter, it will be a continuation of her story.

In other news, it was announced that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will have a completely different origin story. If the traditional one had her being molded from clay and instilled with the soul of the first woman killed by Man, it appears that the Batman v Superman character will present this story as a myth.

In other words, Wonder Woman will most likely lose her divine attributes and become just another alien stranded on Earth (of course, it won’t be just like that, but most likely between these lines). It appears that she is only considered godly by the mortal men.

This new story somehow mirrors the one of another comic book character, this time from the other side of the comic book universe. Thor (as depicted in the comics) is a godly figure. But in the Cinematic Universe he is just an interdimensional alien, stripped by all his divine powers: his magic is just ridiculously advanced science.

But then again, what does that have to do with Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman? Well, the ‘70’s series remained pretty close to the comic book origins, and what it did differently later became incorporated in the comics (such as the actress’s spinning in order to transform from Diana to Wonder Woman).

This comes to show that the ‘70’s character was an influential one. It can’t be said the same as Gal Gadot’s character, which has already met with the fans’ sharp criticism. This new origin story and the influence of Marvel won’t do any good at all.

Comments

  1. Tim says:

    If you’re going to change everything about Wonder Woman…why call her Wonder Woman? Why not be creative? I hate reboots that are so afraid of failing they have to use an existing character or storyline. Just like the new Star Trek movies. They would be good movies on their own, but apparently the writer’s are too afraid to original.

    I guess next someone will rewrite all the religious material in the world too….

    • Matthew says:

      It is such an anticipated event the movie the new comic series ….It is so difficult to please everyone but Lynda will forever be Wonder Woman it would be great if they could bring her in as Ex.P and get her “spin” on the empowerment of girls everywhere. Losing the Amazonia background and why her mother created her and all the other amazons is part of what makes her superhuman…I can’t deal with more religious pandering in movies …leave the story alone let people digest the fantasy at thier own pace. One thing is for sure Wonder Woman the movie when it airs will probably be one of the highest grossing films of all time and if done correctly could be as big as ET in the early 80S

  2. Sterling Archer says:

    I masturbate to WW every day. I have the tv series on DVD and let me tell you, I can’t get through one episode without jacking it.

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