Welcome, Wonder Warriors! We have a special treat this week. Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage, writers of the Netflix hit series, Daredevil, and fresh off their fill-in on Wonder Woman '77, graciously agreed to answer a few questions for Wonder Woman Wednesday.
Who runs the world?! We all know the answer to that question is "girls" by now, and DC Comics' new Superhero Girls does well to further illustrate that point.
As you may or may not know - considering the seeming lack of hype - it's Black History Month. This being Wonder Woman Wednesday, you don't have to dig deep for a fitting Wonder Woman tie-in to the theme of Black History. You read that right.
"You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" - Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men
The line is oft repeated and classic cinema for sure, but does one take the time to ponder the parameters of said statement? Was this more telling than we believe? More prophetic than we care to admit? As a society, can we handle the truth?
Last week saw the return of one of my favorite DC Comics digital-first titles with Wonder Woman '77 #14. The title featured the Lynda Carter incarnation of Wonder Woman, in case you didn't know.
Hot on the heels of last week's column, where I talked about the possibility and importance of Lynda Carter making a cameo in the Wonder Woman film, reports immediately sprang up that Carter's publicist confirmed she would NOT be appearing in the film. It was a slap in the face.
Not just the name of a 2000 Sylvester Stallone flick! This was also the battle cry of Lynda Carter fans not long after the announcement of the first silver screen film version of Wonder Woman (coming in 2017). The prospect of a Wonder Woman film, coupled with the fact that the actress most associated with the titular role (Lynda Carter) was still alive, still acting, and still looking like a beautiful Amazon warrior had fans wishing, hoping, and begging that filmmakers would give Carter a role in the new movie. Or at very least a cameo appearance. It seemed like a no-brainer and an obvious choice to cast Carter as Hippolya, Wonder Woman's mother, and Queen of the Amazons. Now that she was a little older, it would seem fairly easy to fit into that role.
As Wonder Fever continues to heat up in anticipation of her big screen debut in Batman V Superman and the character's 75th anniversary, Wonder Woman is perfectly poised to become an even bigger pop culture phenomenon in 2016.