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No Wonder Joss

Joss won't be making Wonder Woman after all.

From Whedonesque:

Satin Tights No Longer


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 consistant 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.

-j.

ps All right, it was Cobie Smulders. Sorry, Cobes.


Personally, I'm kind of okay with it. While I absolutely would've liked to see one of the best talents in show biz for writing strong female characters tackle WW, I'm also kind of glad that it isn't tying him up and keeping him from other projects. Like one of the posters in the thread said, I'd generally rather see an original Joss creation than an adaptation of someone else's work.

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catarzyna
Feb. 3rd, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Do you know who is doing it now?

Thanks for the update!!!!
jasondemotte
Feb. 3rd, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
I read that last night and I was disappointed. I really want to see a strong superheroine on the big screen. So far we got the horrible Catwoman film where she fights an evil makeup company and My Super Ex Girlfriend where the heroine is a bit of a psycho. We need a good film where the heroine can kick as much ass as Superman or Batman and come off as a role model. I think Joss would be a perfect fit for that.

Of course, he's already done an extremely well done female superhero with Buffy, and maybe that was why he trouble quite nailing down Wonder Woman, it might have been very hard for him to write it without copying something he did on that show.And like you said I'm eager to see some other projects from him.

Though Cobie would actually make a pretty good Diana.
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