Whedon’s failed Wonder Woman movie sounds crappy


I’d imagine you comics fans out there, like me, consider Joss Whedon’s failed Wonder Woman movie as one of the great misses in comic book cinema history. In an interview with Rookie Magazine, Whedon opened up, for the first time, on the details of what his version of Diana of Themyscira would have been like. Sadly, it’s not pretty. In essence, Wonder Woman would have traveled the globe in despair over the horrors mankind inflicts upon itself. The only way she’d wind up coping is through the love of Steve Trevor. You can read the entire quote from Whedon after the jump, if you’re so inclined.

Personally, this sounds like a terrible take on Wonder Woman. I’m no massive fan of her, to be sure, but Wonder Woman has always been like Superman, in that she’s not only a massively powerful being but she’s also all about compassion and inspiring others to be more, even in terrible situations, and to take control of their lives. This is a woman that’s equal parts superhero and stateswoman, building shelters for abused women when not fighting Darkseid or whoever. I’ll not say this often, but studios made a good decision firing Joss Whedon from this one.

[Rookie Mag, via Collider]

She was a little bit like Angelina Jolie [laughs]. She sort of traveled the world. She was very powerful and very naïve about people, and the fact that she was a goddess was how I eventually found my in to her humanity and vulnerability, because she would look at us and the way we kill each other and the way we let people starve and the way the world is run and she’d just be like, None of this makes sense to me. I can’t cope with it, I can’t understand, people are insane. And ultimately her romance with Steve was about him getting her to see what it’s like not to be a goddess, what it’s like when you are weak, when you do have all these forces controlling you and there’s nothing you can do about it. That was the sort of central concept of the thing. Him teaching her humanity and her saying, OK, great, but we can still do better.