Hollywood superhero films push the boundaries of special effects and the suspension of reality. Spidey swinging through Queens? No worries. Iron Man with his endless array of high-tech gadgetry? A cinch. Christian Bale’s Batman as an angry, maladjusted brat? Okay, so they relied on Christian’s innate talent for that one, but you get the idea.
But when it comes to making a movie about a feminist superhero, well, even Hollywood has its limits.
We’ve been promised a Wonder Woman movie for years now. In 2007 Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, and director of the wildly successful Avengers film, Joss Whedon was down to do the film with Angelina Jolie playing the Amazonian warrior princess. There was even some speculation — at least among fans — that Miranda Kerr might be considered for the role after appearing on the cover of the January 2012 edition of Australian Grazia dressed in the big blue pants.
But so far nothing has come of it. Now DC Comics, which publishes Wonder Woman has put her and her alter ego Diana Prince into the category of ‘difficult women’.