After multiple attempts to bring a new depiction of the most infamous Amazon in comics to the big or small screen, it looks like Warner Brothers and DC Comics are finally moving forward with their plans for a new Wonder Woman television series.
While previous series and pilots have depicted Wonder Woman, alias Diana Prince, as the super-powered Amazon sent on a mission to “Patriarch’s World,” this new series will actually draw from a period from the late 1960’s where Diana lost her superpowers and instead trained with a martial arts expert known as “I-Ching.”
The series already has star power attached to it, as well! The role of Diana Prince has already been cast, and the big news is that singer/actress Katy Perry (The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2) will be taking on the iconic role.
“I was, like, worried,” Katy told reporters. “Because, oh my GOSH! Wonder Woman, isn’t she like a feminist or something? I don’t want people to think I’m like THAT! But then they told me she wouldn’t have any superpowers and I think that’s good ’cause, like, that would intimidate guys!” The Trevor Project Award Winner known for songs such as “Ur So Gay” went on to say “And she already comes from this island that’s all girls and you KNOW what that means! So, like, I hope I’m able to bring a girly side to her or something.”
The series will go into production this coming summer, and rumor is the Wonder Woman comic title would be reworked to align with the show.
If you got this far and haven’t figure out this is an April Fool’s Day joke yet, I don’t know if that says more about internet gullibility or the state of comics right now, to be honest.
Ashly is an IHO Geek Staff Writer who is terrified this vision of the future may yet come to pass. You can find her on Twitter @newageamazon