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Joss Whedon Dumps "Wonder Woman"

After more than two years in development at Warner Brothers, Joss Whedon has bowed out of the the "Wonder Woman" project. He was attached as producer, director, and screenwriter.

Whedon announced the news on his official blog, Whedonesque, squashing all rumors in the bud, and being nice in the process: "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." Of course, he also states that he "had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked."

This is both hard to believe and yet--believable. I mean, look how the Fox Network treated "Firefly," the, ahem, BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO TELEVISION SCI-FI SINCE THE ORIGINAL "STAR TREK." And, given that, I'm willing to bet Joss came up with an absolute kick-ass take on Wonder Woman, but now we'll never know. (Unless, of course, he trunks some of those ideas over to the new "Buffy" comics. But even if he does that, we all know Joss would never tell.)

This brings some of the other recent rumors regarding the "Wonder Woman" project into focus--namely that Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland have sold a "Wonder Woman" spec script to Warner/Silver Pictures. Between them they have minor credits for "Beerfest" and "Soul Plane." Do your own math.

Meanwhile, Mr. Whedon has several projects in the hopper, including that newly-launched series of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" comics (which he has said constitutes a canonical Season 8) as well as an in-development film project called "Goners."

Posted by on February 3, 2007 7:53 PM
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Four words: Faith the Vampire Slayer ...

I'm just sayin'

BTW: Nice shout-out to "Firefly." My DVD set is among my most prized possessions -- I love that show!

-- Posted by: mac at February 3, 2007 9:35 PM

do an all new buffy movie imagine what they could do????????????????????

-- Posted by: buffymad at February 4, 2007 7:56 AM

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