Hitmaker James Gunn is hoping to give Diana Prince fans more animated superheroine action. The Co-Chairman & Co-CEO of DC Studios, appointed with Peter Safran by Warner Bros. Discovery in October, revealed in a Twitter exchange that more Wonder Woman was a key priority for him in the animation department.
Gunn clarified: “… We’re working on getting Wonder Woman into more animation. I agree that there hasn’t been enough of her in that area and [this] was one of the first things I brought up to the animation folks.”
Agreed. Working on it. https://t.co/tVzceTDqrM
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 11, 2023
No we’re working on getting Wonder Woman into more animation. I agree that there hasn’t been enough of her in that area and was one of the first things I brought up to the animation folks.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 12, 2023
Earlier this year, Gunn and Safran unveiled the first 10-title stage of their interconnected DC Universe film and TV plans, dubbed “Gods and Monsters.” The announced projects included an animated adaptation of 1980s Weird War Tales squad Creature Commandos. Fans will have to wait and see whether Wonder Woman lassos a new animated series or an animated feature to follow 2009’s Wonder Woman and 2013’s Wonder Woman: Bloodlines.
First introduced in DC’s All Star Comics in 1941, Wonder Woman (a.k.a. Princess Diana of Themyscira / Diana Prince) was created by Charles Moulton (psychologist William Moulton Marston) and artist Henry G. Peter, inspired by Moulton’s wife Elizabeth and their life partner Olive Byrne. Leaping out of the world of Greek mythology into the 20th century, she was early on depicted fighting Axis powers during World War II with her Lasso of Truth, indestructible bracelets, weaponized tiara and other fantastic tools created with mysterious Amazon technology.
Diana’s recent animation appearances also include last year’s theatrical features DC League of Super-Pets (voiced by Jameela Jamil), Space Jam: A New Legacy (reprised by Rosario Dawson) and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (pop star Halsey), direct-to-video films Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse (Grey Griffin), Injustice (Janet Varney), Justice Society: World War II (Stana Katic), Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (Dawson), Super Man: Red Son (Vanessa Marshall), and features in the animated series DC Super Hero Girls (Griffin), Justice League Action (Rachel Kimsey), Justice League and Justice League Unlimited (Susan Eisenberg).