Wonder Woman Wachowski Rumors Debunked

Published 7 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2008 at 8:48 pm,

wonderwoman golden lasso Wonder Woman Wachowski Rumors DebunkedMTV News has been doing a dutiful job trying to keep up with all the wayward fragments of the shattered Justice League movie, like keeping tabs on the Wonder Woman movie, which has been sitting snuggly in the lap of producer Joel Silver (The Matrix) for some time now.

According to MTV, Silver, like the man with his finger on the big red button, had been thinking of handing Wonder Woman over to the Wachowski Bros. (The Matrix). Thankfully, El Mayimbe from Latino Review were able to deflate this troubling rumor, while we here at Screen Rant looked into what’s really going on with big-screen adaptation of America’s favorite Amazon.

According to the rumor mill, fantasy guru Josh Whedon was working on a script for Wonder Woman, but quit the project when producers Joel Silver and Leonard Goldberg decided to go with a WWII-centered script by relatively unknown scribes, Matt Jennison and Matt Strickland.

(You can get a full account of how Whedon would’ve done Wonder Woman in this MTV interview.)

Further demonstrating just what breed of geniuses studio execs really are, Goldberg had this to say about Warner Bros.’ falling out with Whedon:

“We’ve tried that route. We’ve had a writer-director work on it,” said Goldberg, who declined to comment specifically on the Whedon dustup. “But I’m old school. When we have a script to present to directors, we’ll sit down with them and see who has a take that blows us away.”

…Which brings us back around to the Wachowski Bros. Joel Silver and the Bros. have been a team ever since the conception of the universe—and while unlikely, it is at least possible that Warner Bros. is either dumb or daring enough to believe that The Matrix lighting can strike twice.

“At one time, Joel [Silver] said they might have an idea. But they got diverted to another project [and] never followed through,” he said, before adding, “There may come a time when they will be focused on ‘Wonder Woman’ and may come up with whatever their take on it was. They’re certainly very talented guys. Their vision for movies — whether they’re successful or not — is always singular.”

So that’s the reason for Speed Racer. “Singular vision.” Ah.

As it stands now, Matts Jennison and Strickland are buckled down doing a second draft of their script, which Goldberg has stated he hopes to be “more current.” (Duh.) Though, to his credit, Goldberg went on to say that he doesn’t want to see the same old story about pilot Steve Trevor crashing on an island full of Amazons; but rather, like most of us, he wants to see an updated, original spin on Wonder Woman that will knock the socks off moviegoers. (Basically what Whedon would’ve delivered, had he been left alone to run with the project.)

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At the end of day, whatever director gets attached to Wonder Woman won’t be the best candidate for the job. That ship pretty much sailed with Joss Whedon. But then, that’s just my opinion, what do you think?

Source: MTV News

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  1. There’s a lot going on Old Man,,,

  2. Well, ok KenJ I guess the answer to your doubt is the elucidation of how W.W. is the way she is in some semi-reasonable way. Have faith, that’s possible! I have no doubt given the power of evolution that her story is way, way, easier to tell and accept than “Spider Man’s” origin. That’s what they should do then in the movie. See how easy that was.. :D

  3. Yeah your right 790 “Iron Man” comics have a lot going on in them. Which has me wondering. How could you justify the expense of developing the iron armor if you have to incur such expense in doing so. Why not just achieve your goals by conventional means? It would be cheaper even. Tony Stark’s story would be closer to James Bond or some other more down to earth character than “Iron Man”, if you impose reality. The suspension of disbelief is just as high when you talk about “Iron Man” or Wonder Woman’s” abilities.

  4. i know this is not the right place for this post but it’s close.

    Rose McGowen as Red Soyna(sorry cant spell) WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS.
    Laura Prepon is a much better choice and actress that Rose.
    I’m I wrong in thinking this i hope not

  5. I know that Stephen Norrington kinda dropped the ball with “League”, but “Blade” was a pretty damn good movie. If they had the right script ( something very modern and post-feminist ), and the right star ( Jolie, Theron ), then he might be a decent choice. Otherwise, what’s Brian Singer working on ?

    Also, I know she hasn’t done action, but Julie Taymor is talented – and who better to direct a WW movie than a woman.

  6. Who do you think would make a good actor to play Wonder Woman?

    Theres got to be someone like how about Chyna(Female wrestler who defeated large men and took their titles and has some acting experience) or Gina Carano(EliteXC MMA fighter but little acting experience)who atleast have the skills to do some of the stunts when I think about how the fight scenes would happen.

  7. It would be nice to find a physique matching actress to play WW for sure, but having seen enough train-wreck-of-a-movie’s with sub standard acting, let us be realistic and accept acting first and close ‘lookiness’ as a second? Not to say we can’t find both but first and foremost you want a good actress!

  8. I’ve been selling the idea over at kryptonsite that on Smallville they are turning Lana Lang into Wonder Woman. Now that she is super powered she just needs a back story to sell the deal.

  9. I think Bridget Regan suit the look of Wonder Woman…however, I really hope who ever is going to make the movie can adjust the costume for Wonder Woman. Make it less like a swimming suit…..

  10. I would not want Megan Fox for Wonder Woman she is just 5’4″ also Jessica Biel is too hot mama for my taste. WW should ne naive and noble, not Sandra Bullock or Catherine Zeta are young enough to portray the ageless princess. My ideal Wonder Woman would be Kate Beckingsale, Milla Jovovich or Charlize Theron, all are good in action movies, are tall and are goood actresses. If none of them I say go with an unknown, there are a lot of ex-misses tall with blue eyes which are aspiring actresses. Maybe there are a couple ones who can act. If one is blonde, no problem dye her hair. Not Lynda Carter or Christopher Reeve were famous before their big chance. And finally, cast Lynda Carter as Hyppolita! Is the right thing to do and she has earned it!