McG To Oversee NBC's Wonder Woman?
Well, the long strange saga of Wonder Woman keeps getting a bit more bizarre. First, everyone and their brother surprisingly passed on the David E Kelley pilot, and then, out of nowhere, NBC swooped in and gave it a last second greenlight. Whether the original passes were a shot at the project itself, a nervousness over a possible big budget or fear of the declining superhero genre is anyone’s guess, but now that it’s once again in play, some important decisions still need to be made, starting with a director.
According to TV Line, David E. Kelley is apparently looking at We Are Marshall director McG. Far from a stretch, the helmer was responsible for the Charlie’s Angels flicks and perhaps more importantly, is also a heavy hitter in the television world. His production credits include The O.C., Supernatural and Chuck, the latter of which he directed the pilot for.
Nothing has been confirmed, but if this does come to fruition, expect a spectacle. McG is historically short on nuance and big on grandiosity. It could work, but if he goes big, Wonder Woman better be ready to make a sizeable splash.
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