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NBC’s Wonder Woman Will Wear Three Different Costumes

When the first photos of Wonder Woman star Adrianne Palicki emerged from the pilot’s set a couple of weeks ago, it seemed that NBC had reacted to the outcry over the initial publicity still and swapped the shiny vinyl costume for, well, something far less shiny.

But that isn’t what happened at all. Oh, the network heard the criticism; it just didn’t respond to it. Instead, it kept to the plan, which apparently is for Wonder Woman to wear three costumes: the shiny one that virtually everyone hates, the one we saw in the set pics, and one that will be … slightly more familiar.

“There was an initial outcry about the long pants – you know, skintight pants as opposed to those little shorts [worn by Lynda Carter in the original TV series],” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt tells TVLine. “But the shorts were always planned. They are actually used in the final confrontation when she beats Veronica Cale (played by Elizabeth Hurley). […] We haven’t made any changes from what was planned. But it’s always good to hear the feedback. I’d rather have people really passionately engaged in conversation, even if they hate something, than be kind of bored.”

So if Wonder Woman makes it to NBC’s fall schedule — “I’ve been doing this long enough to know that nothing is a safe bet,” Greenblatt concedes — fans may end up seeing a version of those star-spangled shorts after all.

David E. Kelley’s pilot is described as a reinvention of the DC Comics superheroine, who’s recast as Diana Themyscira, a successful corporate executive who fights crime as Wonder Woman while trying to balance the elements of her extraordinary life. In addition to Palicki and Hurley, Wonder Woman also stars Justin Breuning as Steve Trevor, Cary Elwes as Henry Detmer, Tracie Thoms as Etta Candy, and Pedro Pascal as Ed Indelicato.


  • Paul

    Train. Wreck.

  • Scud

    So give the people something they like and than go back and say “Oh yeah that thing you all hated, its still there.” this makes no sense. I was excited but now I’m just blah about all this.

  • Themyscira

    Fingers crossed. The sooner it dies a horribly death, the sooner Wonder Woman fans will breathe a sigh of relief.

  • David Fullam

    To quote Eddie Murphy-“It still sucks man.”

  • RunnerX13

    It was pretty obvious that the cry-baby fans caused nothing to change.

  • Dalghryn

    I’m in the minority for sure, but I preferred the shiny costume over the seat bottoms, with red boots, though. I’m also in the minority when I say that I don’t see the train wreck everyone’s whining about. Sometimes I’m embarrased to be a comic book fan simply because of all the whining. At least wait until the pilot’s aired before you biatch.

  • Jacob

    Shouldn’t that be “Fingers crossed. If this actually turns out good, that would be wonderful.” There’s no sense in wishing something will fail…

  • Dave

    I’m actually excited about this. I mean the costumes we’ve seen aren’t that bad. She actually looks like Wonder Woman. And at least she has a costume unlike a certain superhero from Smallville. Plus, Cary Elwes! Tracie Thoms! Elizabeth Hurley as Veronica Cale! Everyone’s saying it’s going to be a trainwreck, but let’s give it a chance. It sounds better than the current WW revamp in the comics.

  • lead sharp

    Well I hope the pants work but I kinda like the costume in that pic’.

  • Scud

    It should be, they say it right in the article and since when is voicing an opinion that you think something sucks being a crybaby? Any I really hope this show, despite all the things I think are wrong with it, manages to be good.

  • demoncat_4

    if nothing else wonder woman has a spare costume if one gets damaged which no doubt will happen on the show. this way nbc is trying to please fans who like all her different type of costumes.

  • Captain Sigma

    Give Adrianne Palicki and the show a chance before you condemn them both! This is the reason it took so long to get Wonder Woman back any screen. No one had faith in a show that focused on a young Clark Kent instead of Superman, yet here we are 10 years later! I applaud DC Comics and NBC for taking a chance and not playing it safe! Like I said, give them both a chance. Hold your comments until at least the first couple of episodes.

  • Papercut_fun

    Her name is Diana Themyscira?!?! oy! I’m hoping that’s a typo that should read, “…Diana Prince from Themyscira”. But it’s probably not…

  • Kevin Melrose

    It’s not a typo. Diana Themyscira and Wonder Woman are her public identities, and Diana Prince is her secret identity — at least according to a draft of the pilot script.

  • Josh Brown

    will the skimpy shorts involve vag gap?

  • Bill

    Who started the whole stupidity of putting a period after each word?

  • Madcattv2

    I have no problem with the costume or how Palicki looks in it (she looks good!)
    I wish the show well and hope it’s a success! WW needs all the good publicity she can get, after all, if Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and later on “Man of Steel” fail, then that means no Justice League movie!

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  • Wes

    sniff … sniff … yep, their story about three suits smells like bullshit.

  • Rob

    I am so tired of hearing about her trying to balance the elements of her extraordinary life…

  • js

    BS. Absolute BS.

  • Wmdeldotto

    Linda Carters clone will be the only acceptable replacement


    Prediction – The pilot won’t get picked up, or IF it does, the show won’t make it through one season. If the ratings get really really bad, look for producers to try to get Linda Carter and/or Lyle Waggoner to make an appearance.

  • Sleestak74

    Just a general question to the gathered posters.

    Is it even possible anymore to voice a negative opinion about something without being accused of “hating” or “whining”?

  • Anonymous

    I remember there being at least two, possibly three alternate WW costumes in the original TV show. I think the average (non-comics) fan will not mind much. Besides, they have to give the inevitable Wonder Woman Barbie options to dress up, no? :D

  • VonGloom

    You can always hope for something really amazing coming out of artistic license. The T.V. Hulk basicly tossed out the book, but was still a really good show, a classic even by most standards going to on to influence future versions of the character, and of course half of what we think of as the Superman mythos actually came out of the radio show and serials, not the book itself (although that is arguable with some of the notes).

    That said this is a pretty rough early start. The costume is secondary, really, people always get up in arms about the costumes, but you know, it always dies down if the project is good, if the project is bad then it’s just one more gripe (and not the most important of many).

    Making WW a CEO could be good, it’s often interesting when you bring superheros into a world where they can’t just hit stuff and have to be on the same level as their mortal competition. Making her a man crazy ice cream hound kind of seems to hit the wrong tone, though, and you can bet if this is played as a camp romp, it will fail. Just the wrong character to put into camp, this woman fights Nazis afterall.

    I am thinking this is going to get a Pilot, and then die a quiet death to be resurected as a cult classic on DVD during height of teens nostalgia, about half way thorugh the decade.

  • Zor-El of Argo

    Thousands of people read Superman comics every month. Millions of people watch Smallville every week. Clearly, NBC is more concerned about the potential millions than they they are the thousands. I look forward to this show.

  • Dkrufntssaof

    Your English teacher.

  • Jacob

    It’s technically a call back to when periods were referred to as a “full stop” and provides emphasis to dialogue when used in this manner (it causes a pause after each word thus causing you to focus more on what’s being said). It’s not “stupidity” but more flair that annoys you. Get over it.

  • Jacob

    I can’t… I can’t tell if this is sarcasm… Did the Captain actually persuade you or are you placating him with snarky comments in which the snark is only available to real-world listeners? Damn you English and your inability to show sarcasm in written form. And damn you Spin-Off (grammar guys, learn it) for using Disqus, which does not allow text formatting. I need my italics, dammit!

  • Jacob

    After all of this hype, I will laugh my ass off if it doesn’t get picked up.

  • Jacob

    They still make Barbies!? Holy shit, that’s more newsworthy than this article!

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  • Jacob

    This already has a pilot, it’s filming now. That’s where those set photos come from.

    Overall though, spot on mate. Nice post.

  • VonGloom

    Oh, yes, I know the pilot is being made, that doesn’t mean it will air however, my suggestion is that likely it will be all that is seen, just the pilot with no series to follow. But thanks for the props on the post.

  • Anonymous

    The internet use of it is all derived from comic book guy’s “worst.____. ever” shtick.

  • The Crusher

    NBC stinks.

  • Madmike

    I just hope she gets tied up a lot, and that there’s plenty of catfights! Yeah, baby!!

  • Anonymous

    Yes they do. And there has already been a Superhero Barbie. So it wouldn’t be a stretch for Mattel and WB to do a cross-promotion.

  • Jacob

    How has there not been a Wonder Woman barbie so far? The whole Princess thing they used to do would have been a great fit for her. But… I gotta say, I’d love to play with a Ms Marvel Barbie. ;) Ooohhhh the fun we could have.

  • Kevin Melrose

    There is a Wonder Woman Barbie (maybe even a couple). Mattel released DC Comics collections that include Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Black Canary, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

  • Jacob

    Where were these when I hit puberty!? I am feeling very cheated right now!

  • Brad

    Adrianne Palicki is hot…but her stunt double is hotter also looks way better for the part for Wonder woman

  • dnwilliams

    Both of them.

  • dnwilliams

    We call them full stops in the UK. Feels good man.

  •!/ David R. Schmitt

    Speak the truth my man. Freaking couch potato geek critics. This is our genre being represented and everybody craps on it. The internet is so full of cynicism, freaking Smallville lasted ten seasons. TEN! It’s not even a very good show. Have you SEEN the Blue Beetle costume they are going with? Makes Wonder Woman’s pant legs look a whole lot better, eh?