Well, no firm release date, but the voice of Wonder Woman will be provided by Keri (Waitresws, MI: III) Russell, according to TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello. According to Ausiello, Russell is in “advanced talks” for the role in the animated feature, which is tentatively slated for a late ’08, early ’09 release. Russell was a favorite choice by many fans for the lead role in a live action Wonder Woman movie before said potential movie sank beneath the waves.Well, I'm going to try and be optimistic about this one. I liked Superman: Doomsday.
According to the original information Newsarama received in August, the Wonder Woman animated feature will be rated PG-13, and is described as follows:
On the mystical island of Themyscria, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength – Princess Diana. When and army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the god of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge using the mystical “Hand of Rage,” an ancient artifact with the power to raise armies from the dead and infuse them with a thirst for blood. Ares intends to start a world war that will not only last for centuries – but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons! It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world – by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!
Russell will be the second actress to portray DC’s Amazonian princess in the company’s direct-to-DVD features, as Lucy Lawless is providing the character’s voice in JLA: The New Frontier, due for release on February 26th.
They... umm... They misspelled Themiscyra in the press release.
"Hand of Rage" sounds pretty cool, though.
Keri Russell is a good a choice as any to voice a young Wonder Woman.ReplyDelete
Why would Ares want to wipe out all life on Earth? There wouldn't be any wars for him to enjoy, without anybody to fight them.ReplyDelete
Sorry. I'm in a complain-y mood right now.
Dan, I read that as:ReplyDelete
"Kurt Russell is a good a choice as any to voice a young Wonder Woman."
Then I laughed. And then I considered it...
Being a cartoon geek, I'm honestly more excited about this than I would be about a live-action movie. I think animation is just a better medium for telling super-hero stories.
Why would Ares want to wipe out all life on Earth? There wouldn't be any wars for him to enjoy, without anybody to fight them.
'Cause when everyone is dead the zombies can fight each other forever? I dunno.
"Being a cartoon geek, I'm honestly more excited about this than I would be about a live-action movie. I think animation is just a better medium for telling super-hero stories."ReplyDelete
Oh, absolutely. Just take a look at the three-part "Last Son of Krypton" that launched the Superman cartoon a decade ago, and observe that none of the movies was ever half as good as that. A cartoon Wonder Woman would have a leg up on any live action movie as well.
Generic end-of-the-world plot line aside, I'm glad to see WW is rating high enough in DC's eyes to give her her own animated movie. I'll certainly check it out, though I'm more excited for New Frontier.ReplyDelete
I thought the correct spelling was "Themyscira"...
Superman: Doomsday was a beautifully tragic tale of one bald man's unrequited love for a Superman. A love so strong that he clones him, keeps him as a pet and demands to know who his daddy is. And then, when all hope seems lost, the Superman who died comes back from the dead . . . to wrestle himself in oil to the death.ReplyDelete
Given all of that, if the new Wonder Woman movie doesn't live up to or, nay, surpass this standard of cinematic triumph, I'll be shocked and dismayed. :P
Keri Russell is fine to do the voice work, but I'm wondering who had her as a favorite to play the lead in a live-action WW film. I lurve me some Keri Russell, but she is a tiny, tiny woman. I would think that they'd need someone with a little more size...ReplyDelete
They... umm... They misspelled Themiscyra in the press release.ReplyDelete
"When and army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor..."
Looks like someone forgot to proofread that press release.
BTW, since you've been watching JLU recently, what do you think of Wonder Woman in that series?
Don't think you can go anywhere but down after having Lucy Lawless doing the WW voice (Justice League the New Frontier).ReplyDelete
The correct spelling is P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E I-S-L-A-N-D.ReplyDelete