No Wonder Woman For Joss Whedon
Posted on February 3, 2007We knew it!! We just knew that something was wrong when that weird report came out about Warner Bors. buying up a Wonder Woman spec script. Joss Whedon is no longer attached to the Wonder Woman film project that he was supposed to write and direct. Joss posted on Whedonesque to explain what happened.
The producers gave up Joss Whendon to go with a spec script from two unknown guys? Ok, that makes no sense whatsoever. Joss is always polite, but we don't have to be: this stinks. And we're not in the least interested in Wonder Woman anymore. So there.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.
The worst thing that can happen in this scenario is that the studio just keeps hammering out changes and the writer falls into a horrible limbo of development. These guys had the clarity and grace to skip that part. So I'm a free man.
Well, sorta. There is that "Goners" movie I can finally finish polishing, and plenty of other things in the hopper I've wanted to pursue. I'm as relieved as I am disappointed, and both of those things lead to drink, so that's a plus. Truly, you may be hearing some interesting things brewing in the coming months. But all potential jets therein will be visible.
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!