December 23, 2013 11:53am PT by Graeme McMillan
Movie Wonder Woman Will Be 'Empowering,' Says Producer
Man of Steel producer Wesley Coller wants to reassure all the Wonder Woman fans concerned that she'll be reduced to a background character in 2015's follow-up to this summer's DC Comics superhero blockbuster -- because he doesn't want to disappoint his daughter.
"[Her] favorite book is this little Wonder Woman flip book,” Coller said during an appearance at Eastern Michigan University last week. “It has the lasso, the invisible plane, the bracelets – every page has an image she’s just in awe with. And something that’s become a reality, being a dad with a new daughter, is that I have a special place in my heart for the idea of a strong, empowered female superhero being out there.”
He continued, "We’re super excited to have her in the film, it will be a ton of fun," but he's not willing to look beyond her 2015 movie debut for now. "We’ve got to stay focused on the film we’re working on now," he said when asked about the prospect of a Wonder Woman solo movie.
Coller also talked about the casting of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in the movie. "Anything you do that’s culturally significant, or any time you deal with an iconic character or story, you’re going to hear responses from every possible perspective. So nothing surprises me anymore," he said about the Internet outrage in response to the announcement. "If anything, that gauges the relevance of a property or character, and it’s invigorating to know people care that much. It inspires you to make the coolest version of the movie that you can."