Wonder Woman First Look: Yay or Nay?

Here’s your first look at Friday Night Lights‘ Adrianne Palicki channeling her inner Lynda Carter in NBC’s David E. Kelley-produced Wonder Woman reboot. The pilot — which is currently in production — is one of several high profile projects in contention at the Peacock.

Take a good long look at the image and then vote in our poll.

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212 Comments
  1. Sertorius says:

    I don’t mind the costume, though I wish it looked a bit more like armor and less like liquid latex:) Palicki has the height and build for the role, but I feel that her face is bit too soft and well… pouty to portray the strength and character you would expect. This is not to denigrate or diminish her appearance or acting abilty, but she just doesn’t look like a warrior.

  2. Scott says:

    I didn’t recall that Wonder Woman would look like she is on Cinemax After Hours

  3. Jon says:

    Looks like a costume for a porn parody.

  4. eviltwit says:

    Hate it. She looks like a blow-up doll. Not the superhero I’d want any girl looking up to. And, where are her muscles? Looks like they’re all in her chest. How the heck is she going to keep those is while she’s “fighting crime”. Is she even going to have a brain? Seriously? I’m not even going to think about watching this show.

  5. Jake says:

    Ok…seriously that is horrible…not even close..If your gonna go for a pants like outfit go for the current wonder woman outfit not something some idiot thought up. Geez

  6. Andrew says:

    I guess I like it. I mean, it looks ok. I’ll watch the show to see how it turns out.

  7. Joe says:

    Adrianne is just gorgeous to me and she definitely has the figure to fill out that outfit. i’ll watch the show til its canceled

  8. moviefan says:

    I think it looks pretty good. A nice mix of the classic suit and the current costume of the comics. I like they kept the red/gold/blue. The braclets/tiaria all look good. Would have liked the boots to be red. And a lighter shade of liptstick. But overall a good suit. And probably will look better in proper lighting/context. Where as this photo is shot in front of harsh light and light bouncing all over it. Plus who knows if the show goes to series we could see costume getting slight changes from time to time. Happened all the time in lois and clark 90s superman with cain’s costume.

  9. Andrew says:

    I think I saw this costume at a lingerie store when I was shopping with my girlfriend at the time. This doesn’t even slightly resemble an Amazonian princess and warrior. She really really good looking so the man in me is still going to watch the show.

  10. Michael Sacal says:

    The pants don’t have a zipper. Does she paint them on or does she butter her legs to get into them?

  11. Stephanie says:

    I thought this was supposed to be an updated edgy wonder woman. Sure she’s wearing pants now but the whole outfit is a little ridiculous.

    They should have gone with something more like the new Wonder Woman graphic novel design: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/books/30wonder.html?_r=1

    Not to mention Adrianne Palicki, talented as she may be, looks like a Junior Pagent Princess who would have trouble kicking a twelve-year-old’s ass let alone a fully formed thug.

  12. Mikos says:

    So much better than I was fearing it would look. Thank heavens they didn’t go for the short shorts.
    They just need tone down the lipstick a LOT, shrink the bracers, make the lasso look a little less cheap and perhaps fine tune the exact shade of blue.
    Not worried about the shiny-ness since a test shot is going to be lit way more than the show normally will.

  13. deedeedragons says:

    It looks like a halloween costume.

  14. Jo says:

    Wow. I thought Wonder Woman was supposed to be a crime fighting superheroine, not a trick turning dominatrix! What’s her superpower? The ability to poke someone’s eyes out with her wonder boob job?!

  15. Dan says:

    This is more ‘Best Girlfriend in the world’ than crime fighing superhero. I think someone should send Mr Kelley some of the concept art from any of the Batman movies. Or from NBCs the Cape – even that looked better. Or maybe the internet will make them re think there awful decision?

  16. A Noun says:

    Boots are the wrong color. Bracelets are the wrong metal. Girl is too squinty. Lipstick is too red.

    The Whole Thing looks plastic. The. Whole. Thing.

  17. Rob J. says:

    I already posted my comments at Deadline, so I’ll just say: it looks like she’s going to melt in that thing the first time she gets close to an open flame.

  18. Emily says:

    I love it! I’m a sucker for cheesyness and I think it’s hard to make Wonder Woman legit and realistic. She does have the Lasso of Truth and an invisible airplane. It think though the show may not do great I will be one geek who definitely gives it a chance!

  19. Rachel says:

    I definitely want to wait and see what they do with the character before I can really love or hate it…we’ll see.

  20. Ron says:

    She just doesn’t look like WW so for the costume is just adding insult to injury.

  21. BJohnson says:

    Major fail on this one. Hope the crew isn’t hoping for a long time on the set of this one. I give it 3 episodes.

  22. jessica says:

    Eww :p

  23. Jess says:

    Adrienne is a beautiful wonderful actress but even she can’t save the hot mess that is that actress. it just looks cheap sadly :(

  24. TV fan says:

    Nay, complete waste of time. This thing will be cancelled even faster than Bionic Woman.

  25. Jess says:

    Adrienne is a beautiful wonderful actress but even she can’t save the hot mess that is that outfit. it just looks cheap sadly :(

  26. me says:

    Works for me. Adrianne Palicki looks good!

  27. WW Fan says:

    It is awful. She looks like she is wearing a cheap Halloween costume you would buy out of a box at Toys ‘R’ Us. For a show promising not to be “campy”, she looks like she is guest starring on an episode of the original “Batman” series. The bracelets should be gold, not silver, they clash with the rest of the outfit, however awful and grotesquely shiny it may be.
    Here are 6 other things wrong with it:

    http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2011/03/the-six-most-horrendous-things.php

  28. mdbchud says:

    They had BETTER not cancel Chuck for this crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. David says:

    Ok, if they expect the show to be taken seriously they need to get the Smallville costume designers in here right away, the last two seasons have shown Clark with his “S” but managed to update it in various outfits so it appears current.

    Good luck Adrianne.

  30. Ode to Joy says:

    OMG 1970’s trailer park chic

  31. Nicole Tossou says:

    I see that they’re keeping it somewhat retro, so my comment will be as well- hell to the naw!

  32. Adrienne says:

    Top part is good, not liking the spandex pants. And the boots need to be red.

  33. Scott says:

    Little bit of Wonder camel toe going on. Frightened more by the script than the costume. From what has been reported the script is horrible.

  34. Jen says:

    The seam on her pants and the seam on her bustier do not line up. This is really bugging me! Her pants look like cheap yoga pants – they should be seamless across the front. Fixing this would make the costume more appealing to the eye.

    • Kelly says:

      What, you mean you don’t think the pants should be giving the illusion of camel toe with that seam? (Here I thought they were just being blatant in their target audience desires….)

  35. tatiana says:

    I agree she looks cheap & sluttish. Not sure why they made the suit so shiny & so much make-up. I’ll wait to see it moving. ….

  36. Dulci says:

    I could’ve gotten past the ultra shiny hooker look if the costume had been made right. Does NBC not employ a tailor in their costuming department? The crotch on the leggings is hanging too low, but they’re wrinkling along to boot tops.

    And how about that obviously fake hardware? Nothing says warrior goddess like gold colored plastic!

    I’m okay with the boots being a non traditional color, but why on Earth are the made to blend into the pants? They lack definition.

    Then again, maybe the shine from the latex is supposed to replace the lasso of truth. The bright lights compell the villains because the dinky rope sure isn’t going to do the job.

    So sad that in today’s world where comic book heroes can be and look awesome on screen we have people still dedicated to foolishness, camp and over sexualization. Wonder Woman can be sexy without looking like a cheap stripper.

    Take away the shine, make the hardware look real, change the material of the pants and change the color if either the pants or the boots.

  37. Graymalkin56 says:

    It’s not great. I’d get rid of the red stars on the tiara, bustline, and belt. I’d also get rid of the gold stripes on the boots. Way less lipstick. And she needs to buff up. The only thing they’ve got right so far, really, is the bustier. She fills that nicely.

  38. Lee says:

    I love how disgruntled fans make quick work of it. Someone modified the colors of the costume and darkened the color of Adrianne’s lipstick:

    Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki by ~P2Pproductions

    • Jade says:

      You know with it darkened up and the changing of the boot color, I like it better. Still would like the a little less detail of the boot cuffs and hip belt.

  39. Tess says:

    It looks like a cheap (and slutty) Halloween costume.

  40. Lisa says:

    She looks like a mylar character balloon with a face painted on it!

  41. Max says:

    Hitler would love that costume

  42. Jon says:

    I think Adrianne Palicki just sank her career by agreeing to star in this.

  43. Ari says:

    I don’t like it

  44. Jill says:

    It’s a horrible photo. Why is she clenching her jaw? She has the squarest shaped head in this photo. The pose sucks. In another context or her more relaxed this could have worked. They tried way too hard!

  45. Kris says:

    This looks like a porn star’s Halloween costume.

  46. Jade says:

    This looks like a costume you would buy for Halloween. I think I have an issue with it being too shiny as well. I think there is too much detail with the boots and hip area. I don’t have a problem with the breast plate. Hopefully they rework this before finalizing for the show.

  47. CB says:

    I think both the actress and the costume don’t fit THE Wonder Woman.

  48. Alex says:

    It takes a whole lotta bad to make Adrianne look horrible.

    Seriously, all you need to do is pull up a pic of Lynda Carter and compare the costumes. This one looks like something you’d buy in a stripper store. They want it to be non-campy and realistic and THIS is what they come up with???

    The costume has been around for 70 years. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. You can’t just take the costume of such an iconic character and muck it up like this.

    How far do you think Chris Nolan would get if his Henry Cavill Superman had a bright gold plastic S on his chest with bright pleather pants and blue boots? Or how about a bright shiny grey batsuit for Christian Bale’s next Batman movie, with bright shiny yellow boots and gloves with a big plastic gold bat on his chest? Why does Wonder Woman deserve any less respect than Superman and Batman???

  49. Maddie says:

    Just… nay.

  50. brandon says:

    It looks like the packaging of a Halloween costume at Walmart.

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