As much as I’d love to see Diana Prince be the subject of a movie franchise or a television show (though, of course, not one by David E. Kelley), that seems like a pretty remote possibility at this point. But at least I’m glad to hear that Fox is considering a tantalizing alternative, a story about Athena herself and not simply a riff on the goddess:
The project, which has received a script commitment, is based on Joy’s graphic novel, Headache, a coming-of-age drama about a 23 year-old woman who discovers she’s Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. Each week she must maintain her secret identity while battling a slew of ancient monsters from Greek mythology and searching to uncover which of the other Greek gods is secretly plotting against her to take over the Earth.
I also really just like the idea of a contemporary woman suddenly finding out that she’s basically in charge of two areas of human life where men tend to assume they’re predominant today, even though gender obviously never held the ancient Greeks back any in terms of who they worshipped. Maybe we can have a mansplaining episode in which Athena fixes Will McAvoy.