The CW is seeking to replicate the popularity of ‘Arrow’ by starting on a Wonder Woman “origins” project and has already started casting for the pilot. What I want to know is, who the hell is Iris? And where is Diana Prince going to fit in the project?
There was some outrage over the news that the network would opt to tell a “fish out of water” tail that focuses on an Amazonian named Iris. Now, I’m not the biggest DC fan, but even I know that Wonder Woman’s government name is Diana. It is possible that it could be a code name for the project, or it could be some really strange plan for transformation… Or it could be absolute crap.
According to Deadline, Iris is supposed to be a very blunt, independent Amazonian who views our world with wonder and disgust. Everything is new and exciting to her as she learns to adapt to a life outside of the Amazon:
“She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted and just as often horrified by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see and things to learn and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”
I realize that this show is probably not for me. This show would be for the younger end of the 18-34 spectrum but still… Iris? What are your thoughts? Should Wonder Woman fans worry?