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Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman (also known as Diana Prince) was “born” in Themyscira and is an ambassador of the Amazons. She was created by her mother, the Queen of Themyscira, Hippolyta, when formed from the beach sands and prayed over. Her mother asked the gods to bestow her with great attributes: “beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes and stronger than Hercules.” She also can speak any language and, in some stories, talk to animals.

She met this guy, Steve Trevor, when he crashed his military jet onto the island home of the Amazons. She nursed him back to health and he fell for her. But, being an Amazon, Diana was slow to form relationships with men. So, sorry Steve.

Craaaazy Witch!

Her coolest (and most likely to be in a movie) villain is the evil witch Circe. If the name is familiar, it’s because this was the witch from “The Odyssey” that trapped Odysseus and his men, turning most of them into pigs. Circe is a bad, bad chick. Basically, Circe has the soul of Hecate (an evil witch/moon goddess) inside her, but since Diana is also a moon goddess name, she thinks that Wonder Woman wants Hecate’s soul, too. If that happened, Circe would lose all her powers. So, Circe spends all her time trying to kill Wonder Woman even though Wonder Woman doesn’t want the soul of Hecate inside her. If it sounds complicated, it kinda is.

Anyway, this would be a film close in feel to “Thor”, but with a little more “Girl Power”. And I’m not talking about “Columbiana” or “Electra” girl power, I’m talking about “Kill Bill” or “Haywire” girl power. Wonder Woman is an expert in dozens of hand-to-hand fighting styles, adept in weaponry (especially her enchanted sword and shield), good with magic and is equipped with her indestructible bracelets and her Lasso of Truth…which is also indestructible. There would be some magic play, but with Circe’s ability to turn almost anyone to her will, this movie could have some gritty, hardcore fights.

Besides, do I really need to make an argument for this movie? “Batman Begins”, “Superman: Man of Steel”, and even “Green Lantern” have all been done, it’s obviously time for Wonder Woman.

Dream Cast:

Wonder Woman/Diana Prince: Gina Carano (“Haywire”)

Circe:Angelina Jolie (“Gone in 60 Seconds”)

Steve Trevor: Channing Tatum (“G.I. Joe”)

Queen Hippolyta:Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman” TV)

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Complaints of a Comic Book Enthusiast.

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Okay, so we have the first believable Batman ever on film. A fantastic group of Marvel single character movies and “The Avengers”. We even had a great Superman movie a few years back (yeah, it didn’t do well in the box office numbers, but it was very honest to the character).

But we need more. Marvel and DC both have a slew of other great characters that can make great movies, but where are they? I’m going to break down my top 5 comics-to-movies that should happen for both companies. This will take a while, but it’s gonna be fun.

First, I’ll go DC with a post for each movie. Then Marvel. I’ll do remakes that should happen and characters that have never been used before. If you have an opinion on who you think should have a flick in their honor, tell me. I’d love to hear it.

Get J. Dub his star!

Alright, here is a list of some pretty powerful people that have worked with the man (John Williams) and might like to see him get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Contact these people and let them know that you think they should be nominating him. Also, they have money. Suggest that they might want to front the $30,000 it takes to install the star. The last contact is the committee for the Walk of Fame itself, you can send in an adobe pdf nomination for Williams yourself. I know it has to be accompanied by the signed approval of the nominee, so suggest to the other people on this contact list that they should get him to approve of his own nomination. I’ll try to contact him directly for a letter of his consent, but it might be more likely if Speilberg or Lucas asked him to do it. Anyway, here’s the list. Now get to it!

 

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl inducted John Williams into their Hall of Fame in 2000. He performs there every year.

http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/about/contact-us/contact-send.cfm?name=Press%20Department&email=acrane

213.972.3034

 

Steven Speilberg

Composed the scores to almost all of Mr. Speilberg’s films including the Indiana Jones trilogy, Jaws, and E.T. the Extraterrestrial.

PUBLICIST:

Marvin Levy

DreamWorks SKG

100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg.5121

Universal City, Ca 91608

818-733-9787

 

George Lucas

Composed the scores for all six of the Star Wars films.

http://letterstogeorge.com/

(put “John Williams” in subject line)

 

Boston Pops

Acted as conductor for the Boston Pops for twelve years. The Boston Pops were used to record many of his compositions.

Bernadette Horgan
Director of Media Relations
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone:(617)-638-9285
Email:bhorgan@bso.org

Chris Columbus

John Williams composed the film scores for the first two Harry Potter films as well as Home Alone.

Chris Columbus
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Academy Awards

Composed the music for their awards ceremony. Has been nominated 45 times (most nominations of any one person) and won five Oscars.

http://www.oscars.org/contact/press.html

 

Walk of Fame Committee

These are the people to make the decision to give him the star.

http://www.walkoffame.com/contact

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