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The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2

Yesterday
By Tom Bondurant

The second half of our look at superhero movies that could have been include J.J. Abrams' "Superman," Joss Whedon's "Wonder Woman" and more.

"Li'l Gotham" Creators Educate DC's Young Heroes in "Secret Hero Society"

Tue, February 2nd
By Alex Dueben

Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs tell CBR about their all-ages mystery featuring school-age heroes in a new book from Scholastic and DC Comics.

Articles

Let's Forget When Steve Trevor Used Wonder Woman's Lasso to Force Her to Marry Him

Sun, January 31st
By Brian Cronin

Batman, Superman & Wonder Woman Join Forces For Jelly Belly

Fri, January 29th
By Kevin Melrose

DC Unveils Connecting Covers for February; Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman Wage War

Fri, January 22nd
By Anthony Couto

First Footage from "Wonder Woman" Features Fighting and Horses

Tue, January 19th
By Anthony Couto

Aquaman and Wonder Woman Join Funko's "Batman V Superman" Line

Mon, January 11th
By Kevin Melrose

Wonder Woman Taken Down By... Harley Quinn?

Sun, January 10th
By Brian Cronin

Set Video Spots Chris Pine Escorting Gal Gadot on "Wonder Woman" Set

Mon, December 28th
By Anthony Couto

Get in the Christmas Spirit with These Holiday-Themed Comic Book Covers

Thu, December 24th
By Meagan Damore

New "Batman V Superman" Wonder Woman and Armored Batman Figures Debut

Wed, December 23rd
By Kevin Melrose

Nicole Kidman Won't be in "Wonder Woman," Robin Wright May Take Over Role

Sat, December 19th
By Ben Kaye

EXCLUSIVE: Wonder Woman Tries a New Look in "DC Super Hero Girls" Clip

Thu, December 17th
By Albert Ching

Justice Dawns in Craig Rousseau's "Super Friends" Tribute

Fri, December 11th
By Kevin Melrose

Storm vs. Wonder Woman -- Did the Wrong Side Win?

Sun, December 6th
By Brian Cronin

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did Marvel & DC Almost Swap Wonder Woman for Storm?

Fri, December 4th
By Brian Cronin

New "Batman v Superman" Trailer Dawns With 7 Awesome Moments

Thu, December 3rd
By CBR News Team

COMIC REEL: More "Wonder Woman" Set Pics Emerge; McAdams Reveals Why She Joined "Doctor Strange"

Wed, December 2nd
By Brett White

WATCH: Batman Unmasked in New "Batman v Superman" Footage

Mon, November 30th
By Albert Ching

DC Superheroes Can't Defeat Old Age in These Paintings

Mon, November 30th
By Kevin Melrose

Biography

Wonder Woman

Standing alongside Superman and Batman as the third member of DC Comics' trinity of flagship characters, Wonder Woman is by far the most popular and well known female superhero in comics today. Created in 1941 by Dr. William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter, the character's roots stretch back to the original superheroes - the Greek Gods - and the tribe of female warriors known as the Amazons. Originally created as an answer to the male-dominated superheroes of comics of the time, Marston portrayed Wonder Woman as a statuesque titan, capable of besting hr "equals" through a mixture of superior physical skill as well as mental acumen. As the emissary from the perfect females-only island paradise of Themiscrya to the modern world of Man, Wonder Woman has fought everything from World War 2 dictators and spies to supervillains, superheroes and even her own Amazonian sisters. At many times, the character's roots in Greek mythology have proved to be fertile ground for adventures and antagonists, with the war god Ares being chief amongst those.

Over the course of her nearly seventy years, Wonder Woman has been the subject of numerous creative directions, both in and out of comics. At times, she's taken up the human identity of Diana Prince in order to learn more about mankind, even going so far as to renounce her powers for a brief period in order to better understand humans. In the mid 1970s, Lynda Carter portrayed the Amazonian princess warrior in a television series which popularized Wonder Woman to the world-at-large. Indeed, the character's television series remains fondly remembered by fans and Hollywood alike, with DC and Warner Bros. attempting numerous times over the last decade to get her to the silver screen. Wonder Woman was also a core character on the long-running "Justice League" animated series based, as well as the titular star of one of Warner Animation's direct to DVD animated movies.

Wonder Woman has superhuman powers akin to her frequent teammate Superman, as well as the hand-to-hand combat skills of Batman. She frequently utilizes a golden rope called The Lasso of Truth, a lariat magically imbued with the ability to make those bound with it unable to lie, as well as a set of indestructible bracelets. As one of the founding members of DC's flagship superhero team the Justice League of America, Wonder Woman remains consistently at the center of DC's universe and its events. - Chris Arrant

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