It’s a sad day for all the starlets who were hoping to be cast as the lead as the Amazon Princess in the Joss Whedon penned Wonder Woman adaptation. Word came on Friday Whedon is no longer slated to make the Wonder Woman movie.
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.
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!
Well poo! We’ve already had the pleasure of seeing Batman and Superman on the big screen, why not Wonder Woman? There was also word circulating in the Hollywood Reporter that Warner and Silver Pictures had bought a spec script by Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland that set the pic during World War II, but shelved it as a preemptive thing. WHAT! I think a Wonder Woman film set during World War II would be an awesome idea. Just check out the cover by Adam Hughes and tell me seeing Diana kicking Nazi ass wouldn’t rock.
Well bye-bye Joss, you’ll be missed on the project. Let’s hope the studios pick someone who has some passion about the project and just doesn’t want to put The Bim of the Moment in a tight costume just so fan boys can stare at her wonders.
via Whedonesque (link)