Joss Whedon is no longer doing Wonder Woman
and Warner Brother have bought a new script
Not being a huge reader of Wonder Woman I can't say I'm feeling too crushed by all this, not like I was when I discovered that Bryan Singer decided to direct "Superman Returns" (a travesty, IMO) instead of "X-Men: United" (which was full of, well, other bad, bad things).
So Joss had an idea about a movie that the studios didn't agree with... are these people aware that this man has one of the largest (if not the
largest) following in fandom, he's created most popular show of the last decade and a successful spin off, he's writing and wrote for major comic book titles... did I mention he has a huge following?!
I'd think that be keeping a man of that fannish stature would serve in the interests of these huge studios, specifically when said man is known for writing female heroines.
I must say that Joss' Emma Frost is "Astonishing X-Men" is the only Emma I ever liked and no, I do not follow blindly in the light of Joss, I'm not a zombie, the same way I don't follow blindly in the light of Neil, I have a critical mind and as readers of mine know, I'm very critical of a great many things including the creators I admire.
That being said, I have to say I find it odd, do they thing Joss changed the character too much (wouldn't be the first time, it's called adaptation), do they think the demographics of the movie goers will be compromised (which I can see happen since Joss' following consists majorly of women of various ages) and that the people (a majority if men) won't flock to see Wonder Woman like they did for Spiderman, X-Men, Batman, Superman, etc.
Yes, I can see how that would come into consideration (even if only in my warped up, socially conscious mind).
I will be going to see the movie in any event, I can't pass up for a comic book flick, but I'll probably, again, be one of the few girls to be going on my own, or dragging someone else and not be dragged as most of the other girls I know first started going to see comic book movies.