Monday, February 05, 2007

WTF | No More Whedonesque Wonder Woman

More post to totally destroy (further) my credibility as a mature adult: Joss Whedon is no longer doing Wonder Woman! Oh god! What will we do? He is one of the few script-writers these days that could do credible (and respectable) ass-kicking female superheroes.

This is part of Whedon's statement on this recent development:


You (hopefully) heard it here first: I'm no longer slated to make Wonder Woman. What? But how? My chest... so tight! Okay, stay calm and I'll explain as best I can. It's pretty complicated, so bear with me. I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked. Hey, not that complicated.

Let me stress first that everybody at the studio and Silver Pictures were cool and professional. We just saw different movies, and at the price range this kind of movie hangs in, that's never gonna work. Non-sympatico. It happens all the time. I don't think any of us expected it to this time, but it did. Everybody knows how long I was taking, what a struggle that script was, and though I felt good about what I was coming up with, it was never gonna be a simple slam-dunk. I like to think it rolled around the rim a little bit, but others may have differing views.

Rest of his statement, on Whedonesque, here.

5 comments:

jenclair said...

I am in desperate need of more Joss Whedon! This is a huge disappointment...

Stefanie said...

Nnnnnooooo!!!! I was so looking forward to Joss doing Wonder Woman. If Monday's weren't already depressing enough...

Dark Orpheus said...

Yes, I was much aggrieved. First they cancel Firefly on TV, now this. *sigh*

And I bet you they are going to end up with a really two dimensional Wonder Woman. No fun.

*Pouts*

Carl V. said...

I agree that it wasn't going to be a slam dunk and even with Whedon's talent I am not sure that a credible WW movie can even be made. Although I loved Buffy I would not want to see WW done with any level of camp and how can you take a character seriously in that outfit? Don't get me wrong, I love WW, I just don't see how this could've been successful.

Hopefully he'll go back to doing amazing television as that is what I crave from Whedon.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Sad isn't it?

Heather
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