Wonder Woman Short Film 2013: Live-Action Adaptation Leaves Fans Wanting More
Wonder Woman is back, and 2:34 minutes is just too short a film for eager fans! Newsmax reports that a short film produced by Rainfall Films has left Wonder Woman fans clamoring for more screen time for the Amazon princess.
The Rainfall Films production had earned 1.4 million views on YouTube on its first day, and has sent fans abuzz.
A film about the neglected heroine has been long overdue, and it simply is criminal for Hollywood not to produce a feature film about Diana Prince, especially that the Los Angeles company has made such a great job portraying the heroine. It shows Wonder Woman moving around in two settings: in her native land Themyscira with her fellow amazons, and in urban scenarios, fighting off criminals. (Watch Wonder Woman fight monsters here.)
Featuring Rileah Vanderbilt as Wonder Woman, the short film became instantly popular with fans as it took the mythology of the character in the right direction and perfectly hit the spot with the look and feel of an ideal Wonder Woman film.
"We spent the majority of 2013 working on this - the look, the feel, the aspects we most wanted to portray. It's a scant two and half minutes, but in the end, it's one hundred and fifty seconds of pure fantasy, where I get to consider the two sides of my favorite warrior: a crusader in man's world, and a paragon of virtue told through Greek mythology," film director Sam Balcomb explained on YouTube, notes Newsmax.
It seems that Balcomb should be hired by Warner Bros. to handle the next Wonder Woman film, as fans were reportedly blown away by the two-minute short. After its release on YouTube, fans immediately took to social media to express awe, excitement and admiration for the Rainfall Films production. One blogger said, "I watched it, and now all I want is more Wonder Woman; So, fans, when will we get to see something like this on the big screen? Maybe if we make enough noise," as read on Daily Dot.
Joss Whedon admitted in 2012 that he tried to pitch a Wonder Woman movie to Warner Bros., but the studio declined his proposal, according to Screen Rant. With the clamor of Wonder Woman fans getting louder, the media giant may just go ahead and finally produce a full-length film about the daughter of the Amazon Queen. After all, who could ignore the voice of the people? Vox populi, vox Dei!