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Old 10-20-2012, 07:34 AM   #29
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Default Re: All Things Superman: An Open Discussion - - - - - Part 14

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Originally Posted by ElDuderino View Post
Well, hell, first there's the name. Wonder Woman? It's a terrible name. But really female superheroes are difficult all around. Particularly those that only wear red, white, blue and gold underwear. In order to have her make any sense whatsoever on film, you'd have to completely reimagine her character. But even then, I don't know what you could do with that name. I guess you could just call her Diana the entire movie and have her not actually be a superhero (similar to Black Widow).
I agree that there are some conceptual issues with Wonder Woman. But I don’t think the name, itself, is a big problem. If her moniker sounded weird originally, it’s become “normalized” over 70 years of pop culture familiarity and ubiquity.

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