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Comic-Con: Joel Silver On Wonder Woman
Project is going ahead, says producer

22 July 2006  |  Written by   

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So… Batman’s Begun. Superman’s Returned. Now, we’re all wondering when we’re going to see, erm, Wonder Woman Begin To Return to the silver screen. OK, let’s just make that plain old Wonder Woman, the last member of DC’s Big Three (sorry Green Lantern) to be turned into a movie.

It seems like Joss Whedon has been working on the script (which he plans to direct) forever. But lately some rumours have sprung up that all was not well on the project, that Warner Bros. were not overly happy with the direction in which Whedon was taking the character… and that the plug might be pulled.

Not so, though, according to producer Joel Silver, who spoke briefly with Empire about the project at the San Diego Comic-Con.

“It’s real, but it’s not real yet. Joss has done a great job on the draft and now he’s tweaking it a little bit so we can give it to the studio in two weeks,” said Silver. “And if they believe in it in the way that we think they will, then we’ll be talking about that movie next year.”

All of which means that it’s early days – didn’t stop us asking about casting, though, especially with Hilary Swank, who’d be a good choice to fill the hotpants of the super-powered Amazonian princess, present in the room at that time (she was there with Silver to promote their new horror movie, The Reaping). But Silver says that he’s looking for a younger star, a la Brandon Routh in Superman Returns.

“We’re not there yet,” he added. “It’s an origin story so it’s gotta be a young girl. I don’t know if you’ll have heard of her before, but she’s gotta be young. But I don’t think Linda Carter’s available!

“I think that Wonder Woman is one of the three original oaks of the firmament of superheroes,” continued Silver. “Marvel Comics are a whole another arena – but I think we can pull it off. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t think we could.”

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Wonder Woman is.....
Well... There's an official rumour (if there can be such a thing) on IMDb that Morena Baccarin (Inara; Firefly/Serenity) will play Wonder Woman, which I can see, but I personally thing Eliza Dushku (Faith; Fuffy/Angel) would be a better choice. Whedon.... if you read this... ELIZA DUSHKU! Trust me. tho a si say, going on purely looks, Ms Baccarin would work too; just not as well. More

Posted by Adrian at 12:33 on 30 July 2006 | Report This Post

. Good to hear Whedon has nearly finished the script. More

Posted by Dave B at 20:23 on 23 July 2006 | Report This Post

L: Chaos Engine I know what Silver can produce...... one of my SHITES!!!!! WW is a woefully depressing character in leagu with Supergirl & shit like that. If this is going ahead.. then they need to sort out the costume to be all slutty with boots & big dids. what? sp; Wonderwoman is one of DC's Big Three. Joss Whedon will deliver another winner in this one but studying Wonderwoman as a young girl arriving into the wider darker world. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 14:28 on 23 July 2006 | Report This Post

The title this thread provided some scary mental images More

Posted by 24Dan at 20:04 on 22 July 2006 | Report This Post

I know what Silver can produce...... one of my SHITES!!!!! WW is a woefully depressing character in leagu with Supergirl & shit like that. If this is going ahead.. then they need to sort out the costume to be all slutty with boots & big dids. what? More

Posted by Chaos Engine at 19:58 on 22 July 2006 | Report This Post

It would be good to see a wonder women film but they would have to make it pretty special to get any interest in it More

Posted by zombiemaster at 18:12 on 22 July 2006 | Report This Post

I have a couple of fond memories of Linda Carter as Wonder Woman but generally find the character a bit bland. I think it will take something special to get this one up and running. I also tend to think the look is very important for this character, if she ends up as some short blonde girl it would not really sit that well. More

Posted by sanchia at 18:01 on 22 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Comic-Con: Joel Silver On Wonder Woman
Glad to hear Joss Whedon isn't being kicked out. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 17:59 on 22 July 2006 | Report This Post

they should pick one of the starlets already in circulation below the radar. there always seem to be twice as many female actors floating around as men, but so few of them get decent roles. plus in the last while the eye candy love intrests have all been young and latin/hispanic. on second thoughts maybe he should get an unknown. summer glau anyone? More

Posted by billythehick at 17:02 on 22 July 2006 | Report This Post

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