Warner and DC continue having trouble seeing the potential cash cow that is Wonder Woman. DC’s other two of the big three — Batman and Superman — have had eight and six tentpole movies, respectively, while there hasn’t been a single attempt at a Wonder Woman tentpole. And handing the development of a Wonder Woman TV show to David E. Kelley was as foolish as we’d expect. But now Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara is making us think the Batman Versus Superman rumor might just be true.
Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara — who we will henceforth refer to as “Captain Obvious” — spoke at an entertainment law conference at the USC Gould School of Law this Saturday. He said, among other things, that perhaps there are too many sequels, but there is “a risk in releasing non-branded movies, especially during the summer.” Thanks, Captain Obvious.
The money quote came near the end.
Also on the subject of franchises, Tsujihara said that the lack of superhero movies other than the Superman and Batman franchises had been a “missed opportunity,” but added that the studio had “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV.” Perhaps one hint in that direction: “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.” [THR, emphasis ours]
Thanks, Captain Obvious. No really. Thanks. We would actually enjoy that if it’s done even halfway right.
Might we recommend an unconventional choice to play Diana?
Such a stunning creature.
(Banner picture courtesy of DC Comics. Photoshop via Nic Cage As Everyone.)