Over the weekend, Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara participated in a lunchtime keynote interview at the USC Gould School of Law and talked briefly about their DC Comics properties. Aside from The Dark Knight and Man of Steel franchises, the CEO revealed (via The Hollywood Reporter) that their lack of other superhero franchises has been a “missed opportunity.”
However, Tsujihara added that the studio has
“huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV.”
Tsujihara also teased one particular project that he wants to see moving forward.
“We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”
Duh. Ya Think? Based on the 4 million views the latest Wonder Woman fan film has garnered, I think there is a big demand for her.
Also, I’m not feeling that report that surfaced that the female lead (which I broke) they are looking for in Batman Vs Superman is indeed Wonder Woman. Um, no. Based on sources I spoke with, the actresses that went in to audition don’t fit the Wonder Woman profile. The consensus is that they’re looking for Bruce Wayne’s love interest.
Speaking of Bruce Wayne, here is a hot rumor tidbit. Over the weekend, I heard that Warners pressured filmmaker Brad Furman to recut Runner Runner to soften Ben Affleck as the villain after he was cast as the Batman so audiences wouldn’t hate him. Apparently, besides pressuring Furman, they also pressured night owl Leo Dicaprio whose Appian Way produced the film. Supposedly, Ben Affleck was in silent agreement. Crazy right? I asked around and apparently it is indeed true.
What do you think? Chime in below.