There’s nothing quite as awesome as a woman in power, is there? Even better, a woman in power who’s fighting to get the ultimate female superhero (Wonder Woman, of course!) onto the big screen where she belongs.
X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner is looking to succeed where others have failed, and bring the kick-ass character the attention she deserves. According to The Geek Files, Warner has Wonder Woman on the short list of superhero movies to produce once Harry Potter’s reign ends, but so many writers/directors/producers have taken a try at Ms. Star-spangled panties and left that it’s become almost comical.
From The Geek Files:
Even cooler? She’s interested in “multi-ethnic casting.”
Speaking of ethnic casting — it seems that the whitewashed, Hollywood adaptation of The Last Airbender is getting creamed by critics. Based on a popular (and well-received) Anime series, the film was protested from early on in its production, since director M. Night Shymalan (oh how the mighty have fallen) cast white actors to play the main “heroes” — who were very clearly people of color in the original property.
The ever-awesome Topless Robot blog has the scoop on just how bad things look for the fantasy-adventure flick:
Ouch. Someday, I’d like to see Shymalan make a comeback worthy of The Sixth Sense and the rather dorkily wonderful Unbreakable. Until that day, let this truly be the last Airbender indeed.