WONDER WOMAN Reboot Shelved

Wonder Woman

What is it going to take to get a Wonder Woman reboot? Entertainment Weekly reports that the latest attempt, a Warner Brothers television project featuring a David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal) script, has been rejected by all the major networks.

NBC was the final network to reject the pilot script and the cost to license the character may have been a deciding factor. If that’s true, it’s unlikely a cable network would pick up the pilot. A source close to the project told EW that while the team behind the project hasn’t given up, it’s “not moving forward at this time.”

Wonder Woman hasn’t appeared on television since the 1970s series with Lynda Carter. David E. Kelley’s version was supposed to be a serious take that still incorporated the invisible plane, gold cuffs, and magic lasso.

This is not the first failed attempt to reboot the franchise. Even Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has been (so far) unable to resurrect the Amazon princess.

While I had always hoped Joss Whedon would be the one to bring back Wonder Woman, I was very curious about a David E. Kelley version. Anyone else disappointed to hear it’s been shelved?