How Does Ant-Man Get His Own Film Before Wonder Woman?

Today I just got a link sent to me via my pal Jess a.k.a @MadamComicBook on twitter from the dorkly website. It was a comic strip involving Wonder Woman and the lack of her own movie at DC Comics, linked here for your immediate reading. Wonder Woman being added into Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2/Justice League prequel was a good thing, then we learn that a Wonder Woman movie may not be happening for awhile. I like how the comic strip breaks it down, quickly making you realize that a Wonder Woman movie shouldn’t be this hard. When there’s a Metal Men movie, Shazam! movie, Justice League Dark movie, and at least six other films hanging out in development outside of Justice League, why doesn’t Wonder Woman have her own movie? Oh sure she’ll get an introduction of sorts in Man of Batman Justice League of  Steel prequel, but isn’t she deserving of her own share of screen time? She’s one of the originals in the DC Universe and instead she’s just a small part in the DC Movie Universe, what sense does that make?

It’s been used before but when there’s a talking Raccoon, giant talking tree, and Ant-Man getting a movie before Wonder Woman, this is getting downright goofy. Now make no mistake I’m happy that Wonder Woman is popping up on screen and I have no issue at all with Gal Godot playing her because that’s fine by me. I would rather her get a full movie on her own to explore Wonder Woman as a character and give her a genuine introduction rather than part of an already bloated movie. It’s why I do get a little annoyed that Wonder Woman is just part of the machine of this movie that if it is not a complete mess I will be amazed. I’m already not enthused by the upcoming Justice League film and the handling of this entire franchise frustrates me, I don’t want to repeat myself so if you missed it, here you go and onwards with the rest of my thoughts on Wonder Woman.

If DC Comics and Warner Bros. would have thought this through, they could have done their Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2, given the Wonder Woman cameo and then Wonder Woman gets her own film. Wonder Woman gets her own film and you can introduce another member of the Justice League there if you like and there you go. When Ant-Man alone gets his own film before one of the Trinity of the DCU, this doesn’t seem right to me. Now before we get into another deal here, I am looking forward to Ant-Man but still it has to be said. Even in DC’s development slate and a Metal Men movie is in development over Wonder Woman, we live in a weird movie world. Somehow no one at DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. can make heads or tails out of making a Wonder Woman film but can make sense out of Metal Men?

Wonder Woman’s movie situation has been on my mind for awhile, just finally found the way to express it thanks to a comic strip. I will be curious to hear what you all have to say on this yourselves. This is an issue that resonates throughout all of comics internet and beyond. Looking forward to some lively discussion.

(Special Note: Jess/MadamComicBook mentioned the Metal Men thing to me and I had to put that in here, Thanks Jess!)

 

 

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About Wesley Messer

columnist/reviewer at rhymeswithgeek.com, geek culture examiner at examiner.com and general jack of all trades in everything else.

Posted on May 5, 2014, in Comic Book Movies, DC Comics, Justice League Movie, Thoughts of the Humble Host and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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