Filmmaker Pits Wonder Woman Against Nazis

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Filmmaker Pits Wonder Woman Against Nazis

An unofficial trailer may have stumbled on an approach to Wonder Woman that gets everyone excited (except for Nazis).

Wonder Woman is a character that's had some very mixed receptions. On the one hand, people love her; she's arguably the most popular female superhero ever created, and stands as an equal alongside Batman and Superman. On the other hand, she's had horrible luck being taken seriously outside of her comic book, with most TV and film adaptations falling to the wayside. Now with a possible Justice League movie coming down the pipe, many are wondering how Wonder Woman could be made relevant for all audiences. One intriguing possibility is to avoid modern depictions altogether, setting her adventures in a historically distinct and recognizable time period. Stuntman and filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson may have hit that nail on the head with a fan trailer pitting Wonder Woman against the greatest villains of the 20th Century: The forever-despised Nazis.

The trailer depicts Nina Bergman as Wonder Woman, a less-than-glamorous Nazi prisoner subjected to interrogations and brutal physical torture. The viewer discovers that Diana has emerged from the otherwise secluded Themyscira on a mission of peace: halting the German war machine before it engulfs the world and threatens her people. The Nazis, naturally, mock her feeble attempts to stop them before locking her away in a cold dark room. Of course, that's the part where she escapes, and I think you can figure out the rest.

Even though most fans were probably sold at "Wonder Woman" and "Nazis", it's worth noting this isn't some filmed-in-a-backyard trailer. This fan project features more than one professional actor, most notably Fargo and Constantine's Peter Stormare as a possible Nazi interrogator. Johnson himself also knows his way around an action scene, having done stunt co-ordination for Avatar, Tintin, Thor, and a great many others.

If those credentials make this project sound like the Mortal Kombat trailer that became official, that's exactly what Johnson and company are hoping for. The film is essentially a proof-of-concept that Wonder Woman could stand toe-to-toe with Iron Man and Avengers on the big screen, and after watching this I'm inclined to agree. Obviously, Warner Bros. would have to approve a feature film, so all we may end up with is an impressive-looking trailer. Still, given that Warner Bros. has a history of such greenlights, the idea may not be far-fetched after all.

Source: Latino Review, via IGN

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Yes please. If Warner Bros. does not greenlight this, I will cry.

Please... DON'T. There are a thousand ways, with our current inclination to enjoy 300 and other greek-themed movies that we CAN enjoy a Wonder Woman movie with the rhythm from the New 52: stick her CLOSE to greek mythology, have her involved in ˜Greek-God-drama, getting pissed with strife, going face to face with the now-old-looking-but-still-kick-ass Ares, and then either END the movie with that shitty pilot find the island by accident (so the movie would be an "origins" like with Cap America the movie ended with him waking up to modern USA, it would end with her being introduced to the "human" world), OR, like her solo comics, have her dealing with both greek mythology and some weird modern stuff (like Zola and her baby).

BUT DON'T TURN WONDER WOMAN INTO BLOOD RAYNE!!! Not to mention that... NAZIES AGAIN?! I mean, I totally dig them in Captain America, they were essential and expected to be plot, they are part of the story. But with Wonder Woman? Why? Because you can't find someone better? Geez...

Milanezi:
Please... DON'T. There are a thousand ways, with our current inclination to enjoy 300 and other greek-themed movies that we CAN enjoy a Wonder Woman movie with the rhythm from the New 52: stick her CLOSE to greek mythology, have her involved in ˜Greek-God-drama, getting pissed with strife, going face to face with the now-old-looking-but-still-kick-ass Ares, and then either END the movie with that shitty pilot find the island by accident (so the movie would be an "origins" like with Cap America the movie ended with him waking up to modern USA, it would end with her being introduced to the "human" world), OR, like her solo comics, have her dealing with both greek mythology and some weird modern stuff (like Zola and her baby).

BUT DON'T TURN WONDER WOMAN INTO BLOOD RAYNE!!! Not to mention that... NAZIES AGAIN?! I mean, I totally dig them in Captain America, they were essential and expected to be plot, they are part of the story. But with Wonder Woman? Why? Because you can't find someone better? Geez...

The original Wonder Woman actually fought Nazis (the character was created in 1941) so there is a precedent for it.

So the way to make Wonder Woman appealing...

... is to actually let her BE Wonder Woman?

WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT!?!

Milanezi:

BUT DON'T TURN WONDER WOMAN INTO BLOOD RAYNE!!! Not to mention that... NAZIES AGAIN?! I mean, I totally dig them in Captain America, they were essential and expected to be plot, they are part of the story. But with Wonder Woman? Why? Because you can't find someone better? Geez...

Wonder Woman fighting nazis came well before Blood Rayne

Fanghawk:
Filmmaker Pits Wonder Woman Against Nazis

An unofficial trailer may have stumbled on an approach to Woman Woman that gets everyone excited (except for Nazis)...

[snip]

All well and good but...

Who the hell is "Woman Woman"?

Hell, half the time it's questionable as to whether she's taken serious in her own comic. For every quality story about her, there's two or three that are facepalm worthy.

DVS BSTrD:
So the way to make Wonder Woman appealing...

... is to actually let her BE Wonder Woman?

WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT!?!

Truly, 'tis dark sorcery.

I cringed at the 'costume' she was wearing, and I agree that the WW vs Nazis thing seems forced after Captain America (yes, she fought Nazis--but so did Super Man and Batman but THEY aren't cornered into fighting Nazis to define themselves), and the actress they used did well but doesn't click with me as WW---but I can see how the possibilities for a real Wonder Woman movie exist.

Meh, not feeling it. Not that I'm against a Wonder Woman movie, and I'm all for a good Nazi thrashing as much as the next American, but she really isn't that impressive in the trailer. Sure she can do Kung Fu, but no real super strength, no whip, nothing that really distinguishes her from lets say, the Black Widow. And I'm not that comfortable with seeing her tied up at the very beginning of the trailer, it makes it seem like revenge movie. No real personality to talk about either; its bad when the audience becomes more acquainted with a Nazi than the actual protagonist in a trailer.

Such a missed opportunity at 1:13 in the trailer for her to show off her bracelets, too.

Did I hear Marina Sirtis' voice in there?

s_h_a_d_o:

Fanghawk:
Filmmaker Pits Wonder Woman Against Nazis

An unofficial trailer may have stumbled on an approach to Woman Woman that gets everyone excited (except for Nazis)...

[snip]

All well and good but...

Who the hell is "Woman Woman"?

Well, this is unexpected. She's a DC comics super hero, perhaps the first female counterpart to Superman (I don't know for sure). Look her up on wikipedia and you should get everything you need.

eh for a fan made thing that was pretty good, however the costume was cringe worthy on her and i was expecting more "wonder woman" and less "black widow" (wonder woman can smash with the best of them, not to mention her lasso)

still, wouldn't interesting if they took it on, hopefully they do.

This is stupid. This makes her look like she's some female version of Captain America. She doesn't use guns. She doesn't need to put forth effort to kill guards. She's almost a female Superman, she could flick her finger and kill several people.

This is no Wonder Woman.

Not feeling it.

Look, it's really not that hard, Hollywood. Just make Wonder Woman. Yes, that means colorful, fun, and exciting.

It amazes me that Marvel nailed the "tone" of comic book movies so well. Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man... they're all almost straight out of the comics, bringing with them a sense of fun and even wackiness that many believed couldn't be done in a movie, because for a long time everyone felt that EVERY movie had to be like Batman (put every hero in black! Make it all gritty and serious! Say that every new reboot is "like Batman Begins!", etc.)

All you need to do is take the character in the comics... and put her on the screen. Adapt where you need to, improve where you need to, but only when it's necessary. After that... enjoy your movie with a great heroine leading the charge. Let her fight Ares or Cheetah or, hell, Giganta. I don't care. We are living in a world where the X-men's joke of "yellow spandex" has become "X-men First Class has yellow spandex and nobody cared".

Just make Wonder Woman, dammit. Don't try and "modernize" her or make her sexuality some big damn issue.

Or, for a better idea, take a Superman script, replace every time it says "Superman" with "Wonder Woman" and "Lois" with "Steve", replace Superman powers with Wonder Woman powers, and then start filming it. Film it, score it, and edit it the same. Bam, you're welcome. Enjoy your money, fellas.

sageoftruth:

s_h_a_d_o:

Fanghawk:
Filmmaker Pits Wonder Woman Against Nazis

An unofficial trailer may have stumbled on an approach to Woman Woman that gets everyone excited (except for Nazis)...

[snip]

All well and good but...

Who the hell is "Woman Woman"?

Well, this is unexpected. She's a DC comics super hero, perhaps the first female counterpart to Superman (I don't know for sure). Look her up on wikipedia and you should get everything you need.

Read that again. VERY carefully...

sageoftruth:

s_h_a_d_o:

Fanghawk:
Filmmaker Pits Wonder Woman Against Nazis

An unofficial trailer may have stumbled on an approach to Woman Woman that gets everyone excited (except for Nazis)...

[snip]

All well and good but...

Who the hell is "Woman Woman"?

Well, this is unexpected. She's a DC comics super hero, perhaps the first female counterpart to Superman (I don't know for sure). Look her up on wikipedia and you should get everything you need.

Re-read what he said. As far as I know "Woman Woman" is not a DC super hero.

He was pointing out a typo XD

Fappy:

sageoftruth:

s_h_a_d_o:

All well and good but...

Who the hell is "Woman Woman"?

Well, this is unexpected. She's a DC comics super hero, perhaps the first female counterpart to Superman (I don't know for sure). Look her up on wikipedia and you should get everything you need.

Re-read what he said. As far as I know "Woman Woman" is not a DC super hero.

He was pointing out a typo XD

Ah. I thought that was strange. I mean I figured there might still be people young enough to have never heard of her, but this makes much more sense.

s_h_a_d_o:

Fanghawk:
Filmmaker Pits Wonder Woman Against Nazis

An unofficial trailer may have stumbled on an approach to Woman Woman that gets everyone excited (except for Nazis)...

[snip]

All well and good but...

Who the hell is "Woman Woman"?

Gah... thanks for pointing that out. Fixed.

Interestingly enough, if you search for woman woman in google search, you get wonder woman pics.

sageoftruth:

Well, this is unexpected. She's a DC comics super hero, perhaps the first female counterpart to Superman (I don't know for sure). Look her up on wikipedia and you should get everything you need.

Fanghawk:

s_h_a_d_o:

Fanghawk:
Filmmaker Pits Wonder Woman Against Nazis

An unofficial trailer may have stumbled on an approach to Woman Woman that gets everyone excited (except for Nazis)...

[snip]

All well and good but...

Who the hell is "Woman Woman"?

Gah... thanks for pointing that out. Fixed.

You're welcome.
Obviously couldn't rely on sageofsarcasm.
;)

Trishbot:
It amazes me that Marvel nailed the "tone" of comic book movies so well. Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man... they're all almost straight out of the comics, bringing with them a sense of fun and even wackiness that many believed couldn't be done in a movie, because for a long time everyone felt that EVERY movie had to be like Batman (put every hero in black! Make it all gritty and serious! Say that every new reboot is "like Batman Begins!", etc.)

It's not that amazing, really. The Marvel movies were made and funded by MARVEL. The people who MADE the comics in the first place. The DC movies have all been made by people who bought the rights from the people who made the comics. The movie people ended up with more say in things.

The music's...off. It needs something...


There we go!

As for the setting and time period...ehhh. I loved the Captain America film, but placing Wonder Woman in World War II feels a bit off. Even more strange is the final shots that appear to take place in modern times. Is an unnaturally long lifespan one of Wonder Woman's powers or something?

Also, why would Wonder Woman resort to using guns? Doesn't she have powers and abilities that rival Superman? Why not just fly up there and smash the ME-109 with her bare fists?

(Feel free to correct me on my critique, my Wonder Woman knowledge is somewhat lacking)

It's still a good effort for a fan creation, though.

Eri:
This is stupid. This makes her look like she's some female version of Captain America. She doesn't use guns. She doesn't need to put forth effort to kill guards. She's almost a female Superman, she could flick her finger and kill several people.

This is no Wonder Woman.

Yeah I was getting that feeling too. Especially during the shooting down the plane scene, that didn't feel like her at all. (Mainly because she doesn't need a stupid gun to take down a plane)

Although I'm GUESSING this will be like a origin type film where she gets her powers later? I dunno, only way I can see them making sense out of this trailer.

I didn't see any action in that trailer. I saw a sum up of everything wrong with action nowadays.

Desert Punk:

Milanezi:

BUT DON'T TURN WONDER WOMAN INTO BLOOD RAYNE!!! Not to mention that... NAZIES AGAIN?! I mean, I totally dig them in Captain America, they were essential and expected to be plot, they are part of the story. But with Wonder Woman? Why? Because you can't find someone better? Geez...

Wonder Woman fighting nazis came well before Blood Rayne

Yep....... That is how she go her start fighting the Nazis...... The whole idea was that Nazis were shovenists that would force women into a lower class than men ( Not sure how accurate that is historically, in fact it could just be a bill of goods that Trevor sold the Amazons) And thus Diana opted to fight for the USA and the Allies.

Tiamattt:

Eri:
This is stupid. This makes her look like she's some female version of Captain America. She doesn't use guns. She doesn't need to put forth effort to kill guards. She's almost a female Superman, she could flick her finger and kill several people.

This is no Wonder Woman.

Yeah I was getting that feeling too. Especially during the shooting down the plane scene, that didn't feel like her at all. (Mainly because she doesn't need a stupid gun to take down a plane)

Although I'm GUESSING this will be like a origin type film where she gets her powers later? I dunno, only way I can see them making sense out of this trailer.

Wonder Woman got her powers from being an Amazon.... there was no " you have obsorbed enough sun" or "you put on the ring" or " you were injected with a super serum" She had them from being born ( use the term loosely as she is technically a golem made from clay)

Guess German WW fans won't be seeing this one unpirated.

MorganL4:

Desert Punk:

Milanezi:

BUT DON'T TURN WONDER WOMAN INTO BLOOD RAYNE!!! Not to mention that... NAZIES AGAIN?! I mean, I totally dig them in Captain America, they were essential and expected to be plot, they are part of the story. But with Wonder Woman? Why? Because you can't find someone better? Geez...

Wonder Woman fighting nazis came well before Blood Rayne

Yep....... That is how she go her start fighting the Nazis...... The whole idea was that Nazis were shovenists that would force women into a lower class than men ( Not sure how accurate that is historically, in fact it could just be a bill of goods that Trevor sold the Amazons) And thus Diana opted to fight for the USA and the Allies.

Tiamattt:

Eri:
This is stupid. This makes her look like she's some female version of Captain America. She doesn't use guns. She doesn't need to put forth effort to kill guards. She's almost a female Superman, she could flick her finger and kill several people.

This is no Wonder Woman.

Yeah I was getting that feeling too. Especially during the shooting down the plane scene, that didn't feel like her at all. (Mainly because she doesn't need a stupid gun to take down a plane)

Although I'm GUESSING this will be like a origin type film where she gets her powers later? I dunno, only way I can see them making sense out of this trailer.

Wonder Woman got her powers from being an Amazon.... there was no " you have obsorbed enough sun" or "you put on the ring" or " you were injected with a super serum" She had them from being born ( use the term loosely as she is technically a golem made from clay)

I know WW's origin. :p
Just trying to make sense out of senseless, it's one of my major flaws. :D

MorganL4:

Yep....... That is how she go her start fighting the Nazis...... The whole idea was that Nazis were shovenists that would force women into a lower class than men ( Not sure how accurate that is historically, in fact it could just be a bill of goods that Trevor sold the Amazons) And thus Diana opted to fight for the USA annd the allies

The nazis gave out medals for women having babies and pre war they activitly pushed women out of government jobs and encouraged other employers to do the same. Women in Germany did not take over from men in factories until 1943 leaving the Germans with smaller armed forces as a % of the population until that point.

MorganL4:
Yep....... That is how she go her start fighting the Nazis...... The whole idea was that Nazis were shovenists that would force women into a lower class than men ( Not sure how accurate that is historically, in fact it could just be a bill of goods that Trevor sold the Amazons) And thus Diana opted to fight for the USA and the Allies.

Huh, can't help but be reminded of the crazy feminist in Teranesia who claimed that the Holocaust was just a stepping stone to the Nazis' ultimate goal of eliminating all women.

(BTW, to answer your concern, the Nazi approach to women was pretty much exactly the same as in other Western countries at the time. They did push them more to have babies, but at least in theory, that was a temporary policy to bump up the properly ethnic population for colonization of the East)

OT: Nazis... really? Yes, I know she fought Nazis one time, but so did every other superhero created before/during WW2. Even non-superhero characters did. It's called propaganda. I really hate when they're used as villains in fiction, because they're such a lazy cop-out. They don't need motivation, they don't need to make sense - they're Nazis! You can slap any outrageously stupid world-domination plan on, you can assign them any prejudice, nobody will question if it's historically accurate, because the way we depict Nazis is a caricature grown out of Soviet and American wartime propaganda and we never want to be reminded that they were humans, just like us. That we are capable of repeating what they did, if the right set of circumstances arises (not necessarily the same). And God forbid anyone mentions that the Nazi ideology was inspired by 19th-century US of A.

That's it for the rant. But I also feel the need to point out that where male superheros act in offense, WW here reacts in defense. Ye gods, I'm turning into a feminist.

Maybe they should just stick with animated Wonder Woman, because this costume simply does not translate well to live-action.

And am I to understand Nazis have been gone long enough to be cool again?

Casual Shinji:

And am I to understand Nazis have been gone long enough to be cool again?

I wonder how long Genghis Khan had to be gone until he became cool again. History loves irony.

My problem with Nazi antagonists is rather simple: generic, uncreative, lazy writing. "Oh we need a plot and some bad guys. I know, let's just recycle the Nazis again!"

MorganL4:
She had them from being born ( use the term loosely as she is technically a golem made from clay)

Emm... She is, now, daughter of Zeus, actually

This can't be a real trailer, there wasn't even any dubstep in it.

(that was sarcasm, btw)

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