If you enjoyed the Wonder Woman cartoon, don’t hold your breath waiting for a follow-up – or any other female-led animated project from Warner’s DC Comics animated DVD line, for that matter. In a recent interview, executive producer Bruce Timm let slip a depressing piece of news:
We had originally planned to do sequels for Wonder Woman [but] sales started out extremely slow and then over time were eventually able to catch up to probably Justice League Frontier. The execs decided because it wasn’t able to sell quickly right away, where as Justice League was, that there wouldn’t be any more female super hero films right now. We were developing and hoping to get started on a batgirl film based on Year One, but because of Wonder Woman’s slow sales start, that won’t be happening now.
So, wait: It sold well, but because it didn’t sell fast enough, we won’t be seeing any more movies based on female characters at all? I’d love to see this argument being attempted in the other gender direction.