5 Comic Book Characters That Deserve A Movie
3 of 5 Wonder Woman
As part of DC’s “Trinity” of heroes along with Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman doesn’t seem to get her fair share of the limelight, but she definitely deserves a chance, because of the following reasons:
- There is a distinct lack of female superheroes on the silver screen,
- She is THE most popular female superhero in the DC
- Wonder Woman is a constant source of award-winning stories in the source material, from writers like Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey), Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker) and Greg Rucka (Lazarus, Gotham Central). Her 2009 solo animated film, partially written by Gail Simone, was well-received critically, but didn't cultivate a great deal of commercial success because Warner Bros. isn't being loud enough about its most iconic superheroine.
- In the comics, the bond between Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman is a unique one of trust an understanding. It didn’t get to that point with any ease, though, and that seems like perfect territory for a feature film. Read Matt Wagner’s wonderful graphic novel Trinity and you’ll see what I mean.