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Matt McGloin

Grant Morrison Says Angelina Jolie Should Have Played Wonder Woman


9888 Grant Morrison says good-bye to Batman and hello to Wonder Woman.

The popular comic book creator sees his last issue of Batman Incorporated out Wednesday as he moves on to do the Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel with artist Yanick Paquette.

USA Today caught up with Morrison, picking his brain on all things Batman, Superman and the Amazonian Princess, and also questions the writer about Wonder Woman on the big screen.

Morrison has a lot to say on the subject ranging from that Warner Bros. and Hollywood in general are afraid to get behind a female lead, as well as mentions his pick - at one time - for Wonder Woman with a young Angelina Jolie.

People have just convinced themselves that that's true. I know Warner Bros. isn't particularly keen on launching movies with female leads, and most of the big studios aren't. It's just a thing in Hollywood — they have fears about this. They also believe the audience is composed mainly of 18- to 30-year-old men who don't want to know about women. (Laughs)

There are certain attitudes that have been around for a while and I think people just don't question them anymore, and things like Wonder Woman always fall prey to it. I think you could have easily made an amazing Wonder Woman film if you had Angelina Jolie in her prime doing it. I think it would have done well, but I don't know if there's a big-name actress who can do it now.

The executives just run these things over in their heads and say, "I don't know if it's worth putting money into this. It's not a surefire hit. The boys want to see Batman brooding." Believe me, that's what they think: "Boys don't want to see a bunch of Amazons running around."

I don't know, I guess they'll do a Justice League movie and then maybe a Wonder Woman movie.

The interview hit at the same time the CW announced a new TV series for The Flash while also announcing that the Wonder Woman series, "Amazon," was being placed on hiatus.