Confirming the rumors that originated at AICN, Warner Brothers Pictures and producer, Joel Silver have announced that Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Astonishing X-Men) will write and direct the new Wonder Woman feature film.
In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon said:
- Wonder Woman is the most iconic female heroine of our time, but in a way, no one has met her yet. What I love most about icons is finding out what’s behind them, exploring the price of their power. When Joel and I began discussing the character, I realized there is a woman behind the legend who is very fascinating, very uncompromising and in her own way almost vulnerable. She’s someone who doesn’t belong in this world, and since everyone I know feels that way about themselves, the character clicked for me.
Joel Silver also added his thoughts about bringing Whedon onboard the project:
- There’s no one better than Joss to adapt the legendary Wonder Woman comic book character created in the 1940s into a dynamic feature film for 21st century audiences. Wonder Woman was the first great female superhero to emerge from comic books and later inspire millions of fans in her television incarnation, but unlike her counterparts Batman and Superman, this groundbreaking heroine has yet to be reinvented for the feature film arena.
The promotional art that will accompany the announcement was drawn by Adam Hughes, who not only had a long tenure as cover artist of the Wonder Woman ongoing series, but is also rumored to be a part of an All-Star Wonder Woman project for DC.
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