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March 18, 2005

Wonderful

What once was rumour is now a fact. Joss Whedon, super-genius is to write and direct a Wonder Wonder feature film (hat tip to the Sister of the Flea). Check out the stone cold butch teaser poster.

"There's no one better than Joss to adapt the legendary Wonder Woman comic book character created in the 1940s into a dynamic feature film for 21st century audiences," producer Joel Silver added. "Wonder Woman was the first great female superhero to emerge from comic books and later inspire millions of fans in her television incarnation, but unlike her counterparts Batman and Superman, this groundbreaking heroine has yet to be reinvented for the feature film arena."

"Wonder Woman is the most iconic female heroine of our time, but in a way, no one has met her yet," Whedon said. "What I love most about icons is finding out what's behind them, exploring the price of their power. When Joel and I began discussing the character, I realized there is a woman behind the legend who is very fascinating, very uncompromising, and in her own way, almost vulnerable. She's someone who doesn't belong in this world, and since everyone I know feels that way about themselves, the character clicked for me."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 18, 2005 06:59 AM

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Assuming he hasn't burnt out (which it seemed he may have from the last couple of Buffy/Angel seasons), this is exactly the sort of project he should be doing.

I wonder (*groan*) who they'll get to play Diana?

Posted by: Damian [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2005 09:40 AM

I would pay good money to see SondraK in her Wonder Woman outfit. (I am fully assuming she has one.)

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2005 10:31 AM

I thought that the last Angel and Buffy seasons were alright. Buffy was wearing down, but Angel needed another season to develop the big picture of the fight between good and evil on the upper planes.

I'm not super excited about Wonder Woman, I thought she was kind of a lame character.

Posted by: Bill from INDC [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2005 10:46 AM

I found the last season of Buffy disturbing but that may have been the knowledge of my impending Willow Rosenberg withdrawal symptoms. By contrast, having Whedon re-involved in Angel saved the show from itself. The real tragedy, it seems to me, was the failure of Firefly. That one short season was the best science fiction ever (with the exception of Blake's 7, of course... and I have my hopes up with the new Battlestar Galactica).

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2005 07:13 PM

I was talking with my wife about this (another big-time Whedon fan), and beyond the tiringly obvious choices to play Diana - Jennifer Garner and Angelina Jolie - we settled on Kate Beckinsdale. Physically, she can handle the part. Acting? I guess it depends on the script - she hasn't really been challenged yet, has she? She's not so big a Hollywood name that we'll see the actress instead of the character (like Jolie), and she hasn't been typecast in another role (like Garner).

Thoughts?

Posted by: Damian [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 21, 2005 09:47 AM