‘Avengers’ Director Joss Whedon Reflects On Failed ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie

With all the superhero films hitting the big screen, many feel it’s time to make a Wonder Woman movie. “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn has made it clear he’s interested in making a movie about Diana Prince, and current “Wonder Woman” creative team Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang recently weighed in on the character’s film prospects as well.

Of course, how can we forget that “Avengers” director Joss Whedon once took a shot at a big-screen “Wonder Woman” movie? Even though he’s spending his time with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at the moment, he hasn’t forgotten his vision for “Wonder Woman.”

Speaking to New York Magazine, Whedon said about his since shelved take on Wonder Woman: “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.”

“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,” he described.

“Ultimately her romance with Steve [Trevor] 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,” Whedon went on. “That was the sort of central concept of the thing. Him teaching her humanity and her saying, okay, great, but we can still do better.”

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