The version of the “Wonder Woman” pilot script that ended up being filmed may be somewhat different than the version that made the rounds online a couple months ago.
And that, based on the reviews of the earlier script, is likely a good thing.
According to io9, which got its hands on some revisions to David E. Kelley‘s pilot script, the show made several changes to drive home the point that Diana/Wonder Woman (Adrianne Palicki) is a formidable heroine. There are at least two scenes in which she grabs a guy by the throat and lifts him off the ground, the site notes, and a climactic fight scene is much more detailed.
One of the biggest gripes about the earlier draft that was leaked online was that Diana, who’s presented as a business tycoon as well as a superhero, still has pajama parties where she eats ice cream and complains about boys and dances around to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” It’s unclear whether those scenes are still in the pilot.
The revisions also include a little more about what motivates Wonder Woman’s quest for justice and more back story about her relationship with Steve Trevor (Justin Bruening), including a flashback to Diana saving Steve after his plane crashes on Paradise Island.
Whether the changes help is something we’ll begin to find out in a few weeks. NBC announces its lineup for the 2011-12 season on May 16.