Even female superheroes have a hard time crossing the gender gap.
IGN reveals that "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" director Paul Feig pitched an idea for a lighthearted "Wonder Woman" movie to Warner Bros. that involved the a glass ceiling.
In his take on the iconic character, Feig explained that Princess Diana of Themyscira "keeps hitting the glass ceiling" of the superhero world. Male heroes like Batman and Superman would've been a bit chauvinistic. As IGN writer Scott Collura notes, "I think the word 'jerks' might've come up."
The tone would've been in line with the "Iron Man" movies, but the idea didn't fly with Warner Bros. That's probably a good thing -- superhero fans are notoriously picky about how their beloved characters are represented on screen (witness the Internet meltdown over Ben Affleck's casting as Batman).
Feig joins good company in writers whose "Wonder Woman" pitches have gone nowhere; Joss Whedon has talked about his take on the movie. But the lack of female superhero movies is starting to bother a lot of people. There've been several reboots of Batman, Superman, and Spiderman. Just why is it so hard to get a "Wonder Woman" movie on the screen?
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