Joss Whedon Talks About Wonder Woman

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bill-swift - September 12, 2005

Down here in Australia, I've actually been seeing quite a lot of publicity for the new Joss Whedon movie Serenity, so it's no surprise to hear that Australian radio station ABC Radio National recently interviewed the director himself (I didn't actually hear the interview, but that doesn't really matter). But the topic of conversation was not limited to Serenity. Joss also talked about some of his plans for the big screen adaptaion of Wonder Woman he will direct.

"We'll meet a Wonder Woman who is similar to the one from the original comics and from the TV series to an extent," said Whedon. "Neither of them are really a template. I've never loved the comics and I didn't watch the television series, but I loved the character very much."

He added that "she doesn't really understand this world, she's very strong but she's also very naive. She's not quite as little as the girls I'm used to writing, but she's definitely one of them in the sense of she'll undergo that kind of baptism of fire that used to be relegated to the male gender. She'll have to come into the world and see how corrupt it is and learn to deal with it and with her own powers. She is kind of, in a way, the grandma of everything I've been writing my whole life, so it makes sense that we should meet."

I've never been a huge fan of Wonder Woman (what with the stars and stripes outfit and all - a little hokey if you ask me), but I have a feeling that if anyone can make the character believable, it's a guy who turned a teenage girl into a vampire slaying TV icon. (via Superhero Hype)

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