Joss Whedon Dropped from Wonder Woman
by Alex Billington
February 3, 2007
A storm has been brewing over a number of new announcements in regards to the Wonder Woman adaptation initially due sometime in 2008. We'll start with the bad news first - Joss Whedon (of "Firefly" / Serenity fame) is officially off the project. For a while he was set to write and direct the film, which seemed to have a lot of hope (for at least those who like Whedon). However, Warner Brothers, the company with the rights, instead bought a script from Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland.
The news of Whedon's departure came from his official blog Whedonesque.com - where you can read his write up explaining the whole situation. Apparently they just didn't like the version or the idea that his Wonder Woman film would be. Leave it to the media to have blown this out of proportion before it even reached pre-production state. It was The Hollywood Reporter (through ComingSoon.net) that initially broke the news about the other script. I guess it's good news (for Wonder Woman fans) that it's still in production, but the two writers are new-comers and don't have that big of a Hollywood writing history.
Everyone has their own say, but now I'm not that interested in Wonder Woman. I'm not a fan of the comic in any way and was only giving it a chance because of Whedon. Now… I'm just not sure - but that's only my 2¢!