Wonder Woman’s Adrianne Palicki Getting Makeover, Costume ChangeFeatures, TV News for Geeks — By Sean on April 13, 2011 2:06 pm
Apparently, there are many Wonder Woman fans that are still unhappy with the present incarnation of the Wonder Woman Costume. First it was that the boots should be red instead of blue (because the blue boots were the same color as the blue pants, and that was bad). Now, it’s that Wonder Woman should not be wearing pants at all and should sport short shorts instead.
According to Blastr, NBC president Robert Greenblatt has decided to give the Wonder Woman costume a third “makeover”:
“There was an initial outcry about the longpants – you know, skintight pants as opposed to those little shorts. But the shorts were always planned. They are actually used in the final confrontation when she beats Veronica Cale [played by Elizabeth Hurley].”
So NBC was always planning on putting Adrianne Palicki in a pair of what amounts to skintight daisy duke? Sure they were. If that had been the idea, I’m sure those pictures would have been released right off the bat to gain publicity. Needless to say, I am a little skeptical, but I’m not the only one.
The reaction of fans to this news seems to be one of skepticism as well, but of the series and not of something as trivial as the costume. Fans are intimating that it is humorous for the studio to think that the costume will make or break the show, rather than qualities like poor writing or a lackluster performance by the leading actors. These are good points in my opinion. Clearly, the costume is important, but more important is ensuring that Palicki and the other leads on the show deliver sterling performances in keeping with the long tradition of Wonder Woman.
Does Palicki at present have the same singular look that Lynda Carter had back in the 70s? No. Like most of Hollywood today, Wonder Woman is beginning to come across as a quick reincarnation of an old hit with little thought about quality. That being said, I have faith that Palicki is capable of pulling off a great Wonder Woman, although one that is certain to be very different from Lynda Carter’s. What remains to be seen is if Palicki can escape the constant comparisons being made between herself and Carter, when the time comes for us all to see her acting skills in the role.