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Joss Whedon - "Wonder Woman" Movie - Why was Joss chosen ?

Bob Gough

Monday 24 July 2006, by Webmaster

Why Was Whedon Chosen for Wonder Woman ?

Producer Joel Silver talks about why he chose the Buffy creator to write and direct the Amazon Princess’ movie.

Wonder Woman producer Joel Silver talked with Coming Soon about why he chose to do a film on Wonder Woman and why Buffy creator Joss Whedon was his choice to write and direct.

"It was after I made ’The Matrix’ when I saw the response of the first tests and I realized the Trinity character was the highest-tested character," he told the site. "This was before they had done ’Charlie’s Angels’ or ’Elektra’ or any of these movies, and I thought, ’Let’s just go out and try to make Wonder Woman work,’ and I could never find a script that I liked, but we’re close now."

Re: Whedon. "I just thought he would be the perfect guy to write it. I love Buffy and he’s a great writer. I sat down with him and asked if he’d do it, and he wrote me a note where he passed, and in the note, he explained what the movie had to be. There was no way I was going to let him pass, so I hammered him until he said, ’Yes.’"

Whedon has turned in a script that’s been approved."It’s the origin story. It has mythology. Steve Trevor crashes on the island and they go back to Man’s World."

"We have a script and we know where we’re going," Silver told the site when asked about casting. "She’ll probably be someone you never saw before, because she’s very young, but I think we’ll have a good time with it."

Silver was asked if he was worried about the relatively weak openings of other DC Comics movies such as Batman Begins and Superman Returns: "I love Batman and Superman, I love them both," he said. "I’m just trying to get the best version of the movie that I can. It’s the trifecta. Those are the three oaks of DC Comics. I mean, Marvel Comics have tended to be hipper and cooler in many ways because they were designed to react against the DC Comics, but the DC Comics characters were the real deal, so we’re trying to get this right."