02 February 2007

I Wonder if There Will Ever Be a Woman Movie

Hera, Give Me Strength! From the mouth of a horse named Joss, Whedon is off of Wonder Woman. And as much as I like Batman and Superman, it seems thats all we will ever get from the dorks at DC that do not realize the gold mine they are sitting on. Well, maybe at least Diana can be on Smallville now. Oh, and Whedon verified that he never had a front runner for the role... so all those rumors were just made up.

Whedon's reasons:
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.

The worst thing that can happen in this scenario is that the studio just keeps hammering out changes and the writer falls into a horrible limbo of development. These guys had the clarity and grace to skip that part. So I'm a free man.

Well, sorta. There is that "Goners" movie I can finally finish polishing, and plenty of other things in the hopper I've wanted to pursue. I'm as relieved as I am disappointed, and both of those things lead to drink, so that's a plus. Truly, you may be hearing some interesting things brewing in the coming months. But all potential jets therein will be visible.

But most importantly, I never have to answer THAT question again!!!! And you don't have to link to every rumor site! Finally and forever: I never had an actress picked out, or even a consistent front-runner. I didn't have time to waste on casting when I was so busy air-balling on the script. (No! Rim! There was rim!) That's the greatest relief of all. I can do interviews again!

Thanks for your time. You are the people who make the world go 'round. Or, no, science does that.


Dragulf said...

Sounds like a rim shot.

Do we really need a WW movie?

Chip Chief said...

Honestly, we probably dont "need" any more superhero movies. But Wonder Woman is the most recognizeable female superhero, and she fights crime in hot pants... so, yeah, I think we do need her to get her own movie :)

Reel Fanatic said...

This is just bad news all around ... Joss probably got distracted by that upcoming Buffy funny book as much as "Goners"

Si said...

Yowsers! Warners are really having trouble pulling he trigger on any non-Bats/Supes superhero project.