Saturday, March 19, 2011

'Entertainment Weekly' Unveils First Look at Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman

Zoinks. Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly unveiled this first look at Adrianne Palicki in full Wonder Woman garb for NBC’s reboot of the 1970s series starring Lynda Carter.

According to the accompanying write-up on EW.com, this new look for DC’s iconic Amazon, the costume de-emphasizes the original character patriotism and ramps up “the comic’s Greek mythology.” If David E. Kelley’s pilot is picked up, this series will evidently “offer a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character.”

Wait, what? If anything, this PVC costume screams camp, as does the plot that positions Diana as an executive for a company called…wait for it…Themyscira Industries. Her adversary is played by Elizabeth Hurley, who heads a pharmaceutical company producing a drug that makes people stronger. Serious.

I get that the showrunners are trying to follow Jim Lee’s recent changes to Wonder Woman’s traditional swimsuit-inspired garb, but I don’t want to live in a world where Wonder Woman wears pants.

More like this, NBC:

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