Who doesn’t love Wonder Woman? I suppose there are people who prefer some other superhero1, but there is no doubt that Wonder Woman is one of the most admired superheroes of all time.
It is no wonder that Adam Jay and his companions have decided to make a fan film featuring none other than Wonder Woman. Titled “Wonder Woman Heritage”, the film is all about the superhero who has, arguably, become the epitome of an empowered woman.
Writer Chelsea Spollen shares her thoughts on her treatment of the character for the fan film.
One of the most difficult things about Wonder Woman is that you almost can’t write about her at all without confronting how you feel about empowered female characters and how you, as the writer, can make a statement that effectively expresses that empowerment without shouting from a soapbox. I asked a lot from Wonder Woman when I sat down to write this script. I needed her to be a lot of things. I needed her to be compassionate, and relateable, and strong. I needed her to be sexy (but not just sexy), and not just because Sarah looks amazing in the costume (although, boy does she ever, and you guys, I love my job.) I wanted her to be strong and vivacious and a little bit funny, like the best version of the woman I dreamed of becoming when I played superhero growing up. She fights hard and stands for her ideals, and grieves deeply when she loses and soldiers on.
I don’t know about you, but that is more than enough to get me interested in seeing this project come to fruition.
Wonder Woman Heritage is currently in the stage of raising funds, so anyone who is interested can actually help make the film become reality, something we can all enjoy.
We have featured quite a few Kickstarter projects, but here is another fundraising site that you might want to know about: Indiegogo.
Wonder Woman Heritage is up on Indiegogo, with 29 days left to go. The goal is $10,000, and they currently have about half of this covered.
Why not be part of this promising fan film and send your donation in? Alternatively, just help spread the word!
- duh [↩]