Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator) will direct Wonder Woman for producer Joel Silver and Warner Bros. Pictures. He will also be writting the screenplay.
Whedon will adapt the classic DC Comic Book series about a female superhero by the name of Diana, an Amazonian princess from Paradise Island. She has super strength, bracelets that deflect bullets and a golden lasso that ensnares victims and forces them to tell the truth. Wonder Woman originally appeared in the 1941 comics.
“Wonder Woman is the most iconic female heroine of our time, but in a way, no one has met her yet,” Whedon said in a statement. “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.”
An announcement regarding the choice for Wonder Woman will also be made shortly. For a long time, Sandra Bullock was the leading choice. However, that’s been changed since the project has been in a state of limbo for years.
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