Lauren Shuler Donner, first lady of comic book movies, shared some superhero secrets with Collider at the Saturn Awards. The producer of Constantine and the X-Men series revealed that she’s been campaigning Warner Bros. and DC for a Wonder Woman film, even though they “don’t want” the franchise. Shuler Donner said that she was drawn to Wonder Woman as a character because she’s both “a goddess and a superhero.” She also explained her vision for the film, which would “need to stay close to the myth, but…make it accessible, i.e. somewhat contemporary.”
The hit producer also talked about the upcoming Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool film, due out in 2011. She confirmed that Reynolds has been working with the writers on the script, and is very committed to the role, despite his role in competing superhero franchise Green Lantern.
Shuler Donner is also reuniting with original director Bryan Singer for the next installment of the X-Men franchise, X-Men: First Class. While she didn’t reveal anything new on the casting news that’s been making the rounds, she did mention that the production begins filming in August, in London, with a “very strong” script.