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Joss Whedon - "Wonder Woman" Movie - Treating Wonder Like Batman

Friday 16 September 2005, by Webmaster

Joss Whedon, who is writing and will direct the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, told SCI FI Wire that he wants to give the venerable franchise the Batman Begins treatment, making sure fans get what they want: the costume, the bracelets, the lasso, maybe even the invisible jet.

"What’s exciting is, like, Batman Begins basically really did a wonderful job explaining exactly why he was a bat and why he had everything on his costume that he did," Whedon said in an interview. "That’s the joy of doing an origin story of Wonder Woman. Why does she wear the bracelets? Why does she use the lasso? Like, ... where does all that stuff come from? ... And I have answers for all of that, and it’s really fun. So it’s not a reinvention like, ’Oh, she’s going to dress like Trinity [from The Matrix].’"

Whedon is in the process of writing the script for the movie, which has yet to be cast. "I want to see Wonder Woman as I know her and see her, [and] not ... [just her] star-spangled panties. But she wears the Wonder Woman outfit, and she has the bracelets and all the accoutrements. ... The lasso and, if I can make it work for the plot, the invisible plane. I have a take on it that I think is cool. It’s just I’m structuring the plot, and I’ve got to find a place for it. But I think people want it, and I think I can do it without ... it being campy, believe it or not. And I respect those things. I, in fact, love them."

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  • All he’s saying is that he wants to do an origin story that explains why Wonder Woman is the way she is and looks the way she does, which is exactly what he should do (since most people don’t know her origin) and is exactly what everyone would expect him to do anyway. The costume she wears looks like that for a specific reason, and the bracelets aren’t there to deflect bullets (although they do happen to be able to do that). I can’t wait to see what he does. Wonder Woman deserves a legitimate adaptation that actually reflects what the character is like and what she’s about. (The TV show did it in the 70’s, but Wonder Woman today is completely different from that.)