|Wonder Woman by Brian Murray|
However, during the interview, Whedon was also asked about his attempt at writing and directing a film version of Wonder Woman, which he was all set to make for Silver Pictures and Warner Bros. back in 2007. Unfortunately, that movie, like many other attempts before it, never escaped from development hell - Whedon claims no one at Silver Pictures liked his script. So, in the Rookie interview, he gives us a thumbnail sketch of what his Wonder Woman would've been like.
|Angelina Jolie - Whedon's Wonder Woman inspiration|
"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."- Joss Whedon