Wednesday, July 09, 2008

It's About Time: New Animated Wonder Woman Flick

I am so happy right now. I just read on that Warner Brothers will be releasing an animated Wonder Woman DVD in February 2009. Following on the footsteps of the Superman and Batman releases, this animated film focuses on the amazing Amazon.

Here is the press release:

The golden Lasso of Truth won't be needed to confirm the rumors: Keri Russell is indeed the star of the February 2009 animated DVD movie Wonder Woman, the next in a series from Warner Bros. and DC Comics following Tuesday's release of Batman: Gotham Knight.

The Felicity star voices Princess Diana, the Amazon-turned-superhero. "This story is funny and action-packed and adult in a nice way," Russell says. "Then they said Nathan Fillion was playing opposite me, and that made it that much better."

Fillion, who costarred with Russell in the 2007 indie darling Waitress, plays Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, who crash lands on the Amazon's island. "Playing second fiddle to Keri is a wonderful fiddle to play," Fillion says. "I've done it before, I'll do it again—quite happily." The Desperate Housewives star adds, "What I like about Steve Trevor is that he's a very real guy. He's very honest and he's very natural. He doesn't apologize for much. And he's about as normal as a guy can be while hanging out with Wonder Woman."

The movie tells the Amazon princess' origin story. "She's a true, strong warrior, but she's also right at the break of being a young woman standing on her own and fighting out in the world," Russell says.

Also in the cast are Virginia Madsen as Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta; Rosario Dawson as Diana's Amazon rival Artemis; and Alfred Molina as Ares, the film's villain. — Rich Sands

How cool is that? I have been really hoping for a new release starring Wonder Woman, and having it be animated puts my mind at ease. The other good news is that it should be affordable, and I can take it home and watch it over and over. Yay!


Carl said...

My daughter will go insane, she was so upset when the Josh Whedon WW was derailed, good news...

James Schee said...

There is a preview and interview with the people behind this on the Batman Gotham Knights DVD that came out this week.

Saranga said...

Hurrah! That's really exciting news!

Heidi Meeley said...

Carl, I am happy to hear that there will be quality entertainment out there for both your daughter and me! Yay!

Heidi Meeley said...

James, thank you so much for the heads up! I may have to go pick it up now. That is great news!

Heidi Meeley said...

Saranga- it is something really affordable and awesome to look forward to, so it just doesn't get any better then that! :-)

Unknown said...

I am beyond thrilled that they are finally giving WW an animated feature!
She is my absolute favourite!
I will buy it when it comes out and watch it a lot! :)