Satin Tights No Longer: Joss Whedon is Not Working on Wonder Woman Anymore

Just caught this news tidbit tonight, and had to post.

One of the most anticipated upcoming comic book movies was the new adaptation of Wonder Woman, which was being written by Joss Whedon. Whedon is a cult favorite for shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the more recent western/sci-fi series “Firefly” and the following movie “Serenity“.

As Joss Whedon reported on his own blog, Whedonesque:

“You (hopefully) heard it here first: I’m no longer slated to make Wonder Woman,” Whedon wrote. “What? But how? It’s pretty complicated, so bear with me. I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked. Hey, not that complicated.”

It’s surprising news, especially given the initial optimism that Whedon would be able to take Wonder Woman to production, after a number of failed attempts.  He also made comments to the effect that he had never established an idea for a lead actress, likely the number one challenge with a character like Wonder Woman.

You can read more on the SyFy Portal.

3 thoughts on “Satin Tights No Longer: Joss Whedon is Not Working on Wonder Woman Anymore

  1. Personally, I’m not too upset about this. If Joss had turned out a script that was exactly what the studio was looking for and it turned out to be a hit, sure, he would have gotten a lot more mainstream clout. But if he and the studio were trying to do two different things, I think it’s best that he’ll be focusing on smaller projects that he can do his way instead of fighting the endless fight with people who just don’t get what he’s trying to do.

    We still have Joss’s Goners movie to look forward to, in addition to the Astonishing X-Men comics he’s been writing and the new series of Runaways (about six kids who discover their parents are super villains) that he’s going to be writing soon. Not to mention the ever-persistent question of when Universal will decide that a Serenity sequel is a good idea.

    Also, small correction: Whedonesque isn’t Joss’s personal blog. It’s a community-generated list of links to Whedonverse-related news articles. Joss occasionally comes on to comment about various threads (Joss’s posts), but very rarely posts full articles.

  2. Ray, I think it goes without saying that I will defer to you on all Joss Whedon-related issues. 🙂

    As someone who actually watched Wonder Woman re-runs in the early 80s (granted, I was about 8 years old), I’m still anxiously awaiting the 21st century version.

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