Five Wonder Woman Shorts that Prove a Movie is Possible

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Over the past few years there has been a LOT of talk about whether or not DC and Warner Bros. will ever get their shit together and actually make a Wonder Woman movie. Most people claim the character is too “tricky” for a film adaptation, and we’ve seen a lot of stops and starts (including one from Joss Whedon).

Then, of course, you have the other side of the coin: those fans who just keep bashing our heads against the studio wall, attempting to convince them that they’re idiots for making excuses. Just to prove the point, a few fans have gotten together and put their time and money where their mouths are, putting together some truly “wonder”ful short films starring our favorite Amazonian Princess.

The most recent example is this one from Rainfall Films, which pits Diana against villains both urban and mythological (as the character tends to face). The short stars Rileah Vanderbilt as our heroine, and is a great example of how the story could easily run parallel between Wonder Woman’s two worlds.

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An earlier example is far simpler in structure, placing Diana in a fully urban environment, and even sending her out on a date. While it lacks the punch you in the face awesomeness of the CGI heavy earlier example, it’s perfect proof of how a writer could place Diana in a real world setting, with mythological abilities.

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These last three aren’t fan films, they’re just fun. They’re also officially licensed DC Nation animated shorts, which means even DC knows Wonder Woman isn’t all that tricky.

Wonder Woman may not be a simple character to translate to a wide audience, but in the right hands, she certainly wouldn’t be impossible. With decades of Wonder Woman stories to choose from, and obviously capable filmmakers who aren’t too afraid to take her on, then why haven’t they done it yet?

Tricia Ennis

Tricia Ennis

Tricia is the owner and editor of this website, but it's not like she's holding that over anyone's head or anything. Lover of cats, comics, television, and the occasional horror comedy. Find other thoughts and absurdities on Twitter, and her personal blog. Fully expects to die brilliantly in the zombie apocalypse.
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