Trivia: Wonder Woman

The Comic Books

  • Exiled from Continuity: Complex legal issues resulted in Wonder Woman and her supporting cast being unable to appear in a number of DC television adaptations. For example, she was supposed to appear in "The Call", an episode of Batman Beyond, but had to be written out and replaced by Big Barda, and was also the only JLA member to not appear in Static Shock. The producers of Smallville have similarly said they tried to use her in the show, but were unable to due to legal reasons. Her sidekick, Wonder Girl, was also barred from appearing in the cartoon adaptations of Teen Titans and Young Justice (though for the latter, Greg Weisman has said that the issues were eventually lifted). Wonder Girl finally joined the cast in season 2 of the latter series.
  • Name's the Same: In the Perez run, Myndi Mayer refused to let Diana be called "Princess Diana", her proper title, because there was already one at the time. Instead, Myndi gave her her superhero name "Wonder Woman", though Diana herself was ambivalent about the "stage name".
  • Science Marches On: Originally, Paradise Island was kept hidden from the world by being always covered by clouds. When satellite mapping was invented, someone would have noticed that one spot of the ocean was always cloud covered and would have investigated. So it was changed to magic somehow keeping it hidden.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Gail Simone revealed in an interview that she wanted to have Hippolyta become engaged to marry another woman, Phillipus, but the plot was vetoed by the higher ups. Cue Yuri Genre fans everywhere giving a Big "NO!".
    • The New 52 was set to give Diana's costume pants, but this was ultimately scrapped.

The Animated Film

The TV Series

  • The Cast Showoff: Lynda Carter sang two songs in the episode "Amazon Hot Wax" that were taken from an album, Portrait, that she released in real life around that time.
  • Doing It for the Art: Carter sometimes did her own stunts because it allowed better closeups of the action. In one memorable scene she hung from the bottom of a helicopter as it took off; she later stated that the producers were... less than pleased when they found out.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The first TV pilot movie, starring Cathy Lee Crosby and Ricardo Montalban (as the bad guy), is mostly forgotten today. It was once released on VHS, and didn't make it to DVD until 2012.
  • What Could Have Been: Wonder Woman's swimming costume was originally a bikini, but the one that was designed had trouble staying on in the water (oh, to see some test footage of that...), so they redid it as a full-body outfit.
    • Debra Winger was supposed to appear in more episodes, and there was even talk of a Wonder Girl spinoff, but she wanted to focus on more dramatic work.

The Live Action Film