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June 21 2017

Whedon under fire for 'sexist' Wonder Woman script. An overview of the recent criticism comes via the Sydney Herald. Includes links to several of the initial critiques of the unproduced screenplay.

June 17 2017

Alyson Hannigan on Buffy, and Wonder Woman trolls: 'I'm just like, 'Dude, really?!'. Alyson Hannigan aka Willow answers questions about the misogynistic pushback on Wonder Woman as well as reflecting on one episode that meant a lot to her.

June 02 2017

Joss Whedon calls Wonder Woman "a godddamn delight". It does look like a great movie.

February 21 2017

Joss Whedon comments on his Wonder Woman movie. He told Empire Magazine that "I worked really hard on that movie and it meant a lot [to me], but I don't know if what I was trying to do would fit in with what [the studio's] vision is. I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked... We just saw different movies, and at the price range this kind of movie hangs in, that's never gonna work."

June 14 2016

Geek & Sundry live reading of the Wonder Woman script (part 3 of 3). The broadcast on the Twitch web stream starts at 7-ish PST Tues evening. This is part 3 of 3 for the reading of one of Whedon's WW scripts (from when he was working with WB, almost a decade ago). More...

June 07 2016

G&S live reading of the Wonder Woman script (part 2 of 3). The broadcast on the Twitch web stream starts at 7-ish PST Tues evening. This is part 2 of 3 for the reading of one of Whedon's WW scripts (from when he was working with WB, almost a decade ago). More...

May 20 2016

Joel Silver comments on Joss Whedon's 'Wonder Woman'. "Joss wrote a great script, and he was supposed to direct it, but they [the studio] just didn't see it and they didn't want to do it. They said, "We're not going to move forward," and it went back into the DC Comics world."

January 09 2016

Table read of Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman. From a series called "Development Hell".

November 11 2015

See Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman December 5th in Manhattan Beach, CA. Manhattan Beach comic book store the Comic Bug apparently got a copy of Joss's 2005 screenplay for Wonder Woman and will perform it in front of an audience in December.

April 27 2015

Joss on possibly directing a DC movie in the future. Amidst The Avengers: Age of Ultron promo tour, Joss ponders the likelihood of him helming a DC adaptation and goes back to his Wonder Woman days.

January 22 2015

The day Gail Simone met Joss Whedon. Comic book writer Gail Simone tweets about her first encounter with Joss and Wonder Woman.

January 20 2015

Bid for promo art created for Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman movie. There's a SDCC colour print and an original pencil sketch up for grabs. They're drawn by Adam Hughes (who also did the OMWF posters). The Woman Woman pieces are being auctioned to help "Clydene Nee, who is suffering from kidney failure. The money will go to help support her healthcare and living expenses".

June 24 2014

Five Joss Whedon projects you never got to see. To mark Joss' 50th birthday the other day, Digital Spy lists five of his most promising projects that never saw the light of day. More...

July 31 2013

Icky, tricky Wonder Woman. Joss mentioned briefly in a rather decent article on the perceptual problems involved in bringing WW to the big screen. More...

July 20 2013

Cobie Smulders to voice Wonder Woman in 'The Lego Movie' The 3D animated film hits theaters February 7, 2014.

June 28 2013

Joss talks briefly to CraveOnline about Wonder Woman and Avengers 2. In this quick video, CraveOnline's film channel editor, William Bibbiani talks to Joss about Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and forming a "Slap Line" over his defunct Wonder Woman film.

April 15 2013

Why isn't there a Wonder Woman movie? NPR blogger states "maybe booting (Joss) off your superhero movie isn't the foolproof plan it might appear".

January 29 2013

Dear Hollywood: cast Gina Torres as Wonder Woman. So says BuzzFeed's Donna Dickens, armed with a list of reasons for why.

August 30 2012

Warner Bros. must be kicking themselves that they let Joss Whedon get away. io9 essay describes how Warner Bros. is now playing catch up trying to mimic Avenger's success with Justice League, after letting Joss go from Wonder Woman.

September 09 2011

The best comic book movies Hollywood never made. IGN includes Joss' Batman and Wonder Woman in this feature about comic book movies caught in Development Hell.

March 15 2011

On "Wonder Woman" TV Series: Talk to Joss Whedon! Michael Lee of The Wrap writes an open letter to David E. Kelley about his developing "Wonder Woman" TV pilot, and his first two suggestions concern our very own "strong female character"-engineer.

February 17 2011

Shelved: Joss Whedon's 'Wonder Woman'. This article by Reid Ackerman, from Geekshow Entertainment takes a look at the film that almost was, and 'wonders' what could have been. Includes concept art.

December 23 2010

Christina Hendricks would love to play Wonder Woman. And I, for one, would love to see her do it.

November 17 2010

Joss Whedon - "For me, Wonder Woman was basically Angelina Jolie". What could have been?

October 26 2010

"Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman was killed by Studio Guys, no, really." Short blog piece about Joss and the author's lack of love for "studio guys." More...

July 04 2010

"Eliza Dushku is Wonder Woman", jokes Kevin Smith. At the beginning of Smodcast #123, recorded live on June 23rd in Madison, Wisconsin, filmmaker (and Eliza's buddy) Kevin Smith casts the actress in his dirty version of the superhero movie. NSFW! This podcast is very dirty! More...

July 03 2010

Shawna Trpcic's take on Wonder Woman. In light of DC's recent Wonder Woman costume change, Shawna has posted photos of the Wonder Woman costume designs she created while pitching for Joss' version. More...

June 25 2010

Charisma Carpenter talks fandom. It's always interesting to hear what actors think of the fans. She also chats about Joss and Wonder Woman and trying to change her pic on IMDB.

May 10 2009

Seven franchises J.J. Abrams should reboot. In light of the new Star Trek, Cinematical suggests other ideas for Abrams to revive. Three Joss-related items make the list. More...

March 02 2009

Lynda Carter thinks Eliza would make a great Wonder Woman and is happy to pass the baton to Ms Dushku. More...

February 16 2009

(SPOILER) Bitch Magazine Loves Wonder Woman. Feminist film critic reviews the new animated flick and finds it to her liking. More...

January 29 2009

(SPOILER) Eliza Dushku, the Next Wonder Woman? Parade Magazine interviews Eliza about Dollhouse and rumors about her being the next big-screen Wonder Woman.

January 28 2009

Nathan Fillion talks Wonder Woman. He tells Comic Book Resources all about providing the voice of Steve Trevor in the upcoming animated DVD release of Wonder Woman. And there's other goodies to be had as well, it's a good read all round.

November 03 2008

"I've definitely got some ideas that are effin' strange". Joss speaks to Vice Magazine about Wonder Woman, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible, Buffy season 8 and more.

October 08 2008

'I'd love to read Joss' Wonder Woman script' says Neil Gaiman. He tells MTV's Splash Page, "I'd be fascinated to see what he [Joss] did with it".

September 15 2008

Where are the super-heroine movies? Why the film industry "can't get it together to make a Wonder Woman flick? Or any true superheroine movie at all?" More...

August 04 2008

Watch the trailer for the direct-to-DVD animated Wonder Woman. Featuring the voice of Nathan Fillion as Steve Trevor (not actually in the trailer).

August 03 2008 gives a nod to what Wonder Woman might have been. The article discusses the lack of strategy for releasing movies based on DC Comics characters. Scroll down the page a little, and the article points out the need for a Wonder Woman to complete the trinity of Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman on the big screen. There's some Joss-love handed out in the debate of who would be the best script writer for Wonder Woman.

July 21 2008

Mark Millar talks Joss Whedon. In a talk where he discusses more on his ideas to reboot the Superman film series should Bryan Singer depart, Millar talks about Joss's time on Wonder Woman as a big reason he wouldn't take on other comic characters on the big screen. More...

July 08 2008

Nathan talks about his Wonder Woman experience. TV Guide has a short chat with both Nathan and Keri Russell about what working with each other again was like during their voice-over work for the straight-to-DVD Wonder Woman movie.

June 23 2008

Unsolicited advice to Warner Bros: bring back Joss. They say that "There are very few people who can write both movies and comics, and Whedon is one of them." Damn straight. More...

June 15 2008

Firefly reference in webcomic "The Non-Adventures of Wonderella". A mildly depressing shout-out in this otherwise excellent series. More...

May 16 2008

Joss Whedon's stalled Wonder Woman used as an example of DC's cinematic frustration. "I'll bet the DC people were crying when that fell apart." More...

April 22 2008 reports that Wonder Woman is on again (and features a Joss quote). Two guys still writing it.

April 21 2008

TV Guide Interviews HIMYM's Cobie Smulders , who mentions Joss and being talked about to play Wonder Woman. More...

March 10 2008

Thrice Mentioned Whedon in this week's "Lying in the Gutters." We're called "fanboygirls" from the man who made the biggest noise over Buffy #12 in previous installments of his Comic Book Resources column. Also what Australians are paying on eBay and there's some "Wonder Woman" fallout as well. More...

October 29 2007

"Wonder Woman" dead for now. In news that surprises nobody, the Wonder Woman project that Joss Whedon left is dead... while the "Justice League of America" film - with Wonder Woman in the cast - continues to build toward production. More...

October 07 2007

Warner Bros president of production Jeff Robinov: "We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead." Newsarama's Matt Brady highlights a recent LA Weekly article and links it to the Wonder Woman debacle. More...

August 08 2007

The Onion's AV Club interviews Joss. Huge interview with Joss in this week's The Onion. Lots of info on what he's been doing, what he won't say in interviews anymore, some tidbits on how he works, and, as always, great quotes. More...

August 03 2007

Rope Of Silicon interview with Joss Whedon. A great discussion which covers the Serenity Collector's Edition DVD and the chances of a sequel: "Hope for it probably rests with this DVD". There's also some insight into what happened with Wonder Woman and there's even a Goners mention.

August 01 2007

Variety's Anne Thompson talks to Joss briefly about Wonder Woman. Anne ran into Joss at Comic Con. She also posts about the upcoming BDM DVD. More...

June 28 2007

Podcast of todays Joss interview on NZ radio. This is a link to the audio podcast of Joss Whedon's New Zealand radio interview from this morning (bFM, 8:15am, 29th June NZ time). He talks about Equality Now, Buffy, Wonder Woman, comics and more... More...

June 14 2007

Not coming to a theatre near you. AfterEllen blogger laments the lack of a Whedon-helmed Wonder Woman as "what's wrong with Hollywood these days." The link to the Premiere list that inspired her woe makes this old news worth perusing.

May 31 2007

Female Action Pics Need Heroes Of Their Own. The Hollywood Reporter examines the lack of female-led action films and asks the question, "If 'Buffy' creator Joss Whedon is let go for not being able to nail a 'Wonder Woman' script, what hope do lesser mortals have?". More...

April 24 2007

David Goyer Interview Mentions Joss. Though the mention is brief it brings up big questions. More...

April 17 2007

The Guardian's Cable Girl bemoans WW's loss of Joss.

April 05 2007

Krypton Fan speaks to Morena Baccarin. Nice chat which covers Firefly, Serenity, Justice League and those Wonder Woman rumours. Her upcoming roles get mentioned as well. Download the podcast (49.9 mb) or listen to it in streaming format. More...

March 04 2007

Joel Silver Comments At Wonder Con About Joss's Exit From Wonder Woman. Joel Silver was put on the hot seat by an angry Whedon fan at a Wonder Con panel. More...

February 10 2007

New Joe Fridays 34. Contains a question concerning Joss at Marvel now that he's not doing Wonder Woman anymore (scroll down to the very bottom).

February 06 2007

Joss on Wonder Woman, Goners and the chance of a Buffy movie. This MTV interview was conducted before the announcement of Joss' exit from the movie. Video clips of the interview can be found over at (USA only).
Comic Book Resources interview Joss. Here we go. Joss' take on him leaving Wonder Woman, the other script, and Goners: "'Goners' is the movie that is more me than anything else and that's the movie that I really want to make."

February 02 2007

SATIN TIGHTS NO LONGER. Joss will not be fighting for our rights after all. More...
Wonder Woman Role : 16 candidates gallery & details on Moviefone. Moviefone has a almost complete gallery of all the candidates with photo and mini-bio (Flash required).

February 01 2007

Warners Bros to buy Wonder Woman spec script. "Sources said the purchase [by the studio] is a pre-emptive measure aimed at taking the spec off the market to protect itself." More...

January 25 2007

"The Invisible Jet Is Confusing". The not so glamorous side of being Wonder Woman. More...

January 24 2007

Smulders open to Wonder Woman. In the tradition of naming every brunette actress in Hollywood as the next Wonder Woman, Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother says she'd be open to auditioning for the role. More...

January 22 2007

Blade star meets for Wonder Woman. "Jill Wagner, formerly of the short-lived "Blade: The Series", stopped by FlickDirect to talk up her future plans, and mentioned that she's actually met – yeah, 'met' is one better than 'stalked casting director’ or 'have emailed Joss Whedon via his MySpace' – for "Wonder Woman"." More...

January 20 2007

(SPOILER) Jewel Staite speaks. About a lot of things actually: her movie "The Tribe", Firefly and Serenity, kissing Sean Maher, Wonder Woman, The X-Files, Stargate Atlantis (hence the spoiler tag) and lots more. It's a very enjoyable interview. More...

January 14 2007

Another newcomer tries on the lasso and boots. Stuff On My Cat gets into the Wonder Woman act.

January 13 2007

Charisma vs. Morena - results of the Wizard Wonder Woman poll. It was a pretty clear cut victory for one of the actresses (spoilers for Veronica Mars S3 Ep 1 btw). And Wizard Universe are currently running another comic book casting poll where Nathan Fillion is one of the choices for who should play Green Lantern.

January 07 2007

Actress "linked" with Wonder Woman role. In an unprecedented move, a movie website has printed a rumour about the casting for Wonder Woman.

December 21 2006

As the year draws to a close, another Wonder Woman rumour appears. Now that the rumour mill has gone through just about every A List actress around in regards to the Wondy casting, it now moves on the unknowns. Have a gander (and a giggle) at the casting gossip then visit the deeply surreal (but with a decent promo vid) Myspace page.

December 07 2006

TV Guide Q&A with Joss Whedon. Joss talks about Season 8, Wonder Woman, AXM, Fray and the Verse. It features another glimpse to Georges' portrayal of Buffy and some preview pages: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

November 30 2006

Who should play Wonder Woman? The latest in a long, long, long line of articles about which actress (or even actor) should play the Amazon Princess. The article contains the usual indepth analysis you've come to expect from MTV but there's some nice quotes from Linda Carter and others.

October 18 2006

Wonder Woman Day. To be held in Portland, Oregon on the 29th of this month. So if you live in the area or thereabouts and want to know more about this legendary comic book character, why not pop along?

October 17 2006

Being Wonder Woman for Halloween, the costume decoded. A cute article about what halloween costume you wear might say about you. "The famous super-heroine remains a perennial favorite at Halloween time." Wonder Woman is listed among the 5 female costumes discussed.

October 11 2006

Joss Whedon, George Lucas and redemption. Interesting conclusion from the author of this piece on the work of Joss and George Lucas.

September 23 2006

Joel Silver: Punishing Producer? Radar Online ranks Hollywood's nightmares and dreamscapes via "50 of the industry's top power brokers" Exclusive Radar Poll. Highly entertaining! More...

September 20 2006

(SPOILER) Smallville denied Wonder Woman. Exec producer Al Gough grumbles to TV Guide's Ausiello about Joel Silver and Joss Whedon's involvement with the Amazon (countless spoilers for several US shows in this link).

September 18 2006

Katherine McPhee on that Wonder Woman rumour. "I just laugh about it". And in a follow up to another casting rumour that set some parts of the blogosphere in a frenzy, spoke to a studio insider who said Rachel Bilson "is [a] little too old and [a] little too short for what Joss Whedon has planned". More...

September 13 2006

Wonder Woman: OC Style. Latest Wonder Woman casting rumor has Rachel Bilson of THE OC being cast in the lead. Not sure of the reliability of this site and it doesn't seem all that likely, but ya never know!

September 10 2006

"Buffy's brains...Serenity's brawn. All on the big screen." Best selling author/comic book writer Brad Meltzer gets all excited for Joss' Wonder Woman. More...

September 08 2006

Joss gets Wonder Woman advice from The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy. No, really.

September 06 2006

(SPOILER) "I would really like this opportunity to work with Joss". Charisma Carpenter expresses her strong desire to play Wonder Woman (spoilers for Veronica Mars in the second part of this TV Guide Insider interview).

August 31 2006

A Joss Whedon Wonder Woman anecdote. As told by Melissa Balin, an independent film maker, in this podcast interview (35.8 MB). The fun starts at around 21 minutes in (some of it may not be safe for work).

August 18 2006

'Wonder Woman: Battle of Justice' - a fan film. This six minute short led to a forty minute sequel called 'Wonder Woman: Balance of Power'. Both are enjoyable in a knockabout panto way. So if you're waiting for Joss' vision to hit the silver screen and have some spare time today, have a look at these films.

August 14 2006

Today's IMDB Poll: Kate Beckinsale as Wonder Woman? So far, as of 8:30 pacific time, the votes lean to "Yes."

August 03 2006

Top 10 most anticipated comic book movies. Wonder Woman makes the list. More...

July 31 2006

Lesbian Hopes in Wonder Woman. On, there is an article on lesbian subtext in action movies and the hopes in Joss Whedon to introduce the first lesbian encounter on screen in which nobody dies. Scroll to page 2, last paragraph.

July 30 2006

Adam Hughes on All-Star Wonder Woman. Adam Hughes (comic book artist and Once More with Feeling album/poster artist) is going to be doing All-Star Wonder Woman. He thinks it could affect Joss in some interesting ways. More...

July 24 2006

The director as a brand. Bizarro article which tries to cite Joss as one of those directors who attach themselves to "franchise movies" instead of going for original projects.

July 23 2006

No cross-talk between DC and Joss Whedon in regards to the Wonder Woman movie and comic book. Dan DiDio broke the news at DC's Big Three panel at Comic-Con.

July 22 2006

Joel Silver talks Wonder Woman. The movie's producer talks about Joss' script, the challenges the movie faces and the intention to cast a young unknown actress. Superhero Hype! has more from Joel on why he picked Joss to write and direct the movie " I love Buffy and he's a great writer". Empire Online has Joel saying that they could be "talking about that movie next year".

July 04 2006

Another Wonder Woman Rumor. Another idea of someone Joss is considering... (actually it's not, it's a false rumour - Simon).

July 01 2006

Only one man can save the budget. Article in the Times about the use of unknown actors in major movies uses Joss's intention of casting an unknown actress as Wonder Woman as an example. More...

June 25 2006

The big screen lacks serious girl power. A Contra Costa Times writer takes Hollywood to task over lacklustre female superhero movies but holds out for the prospect of Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman.

June 09 2006

Paul Levitz, DC Head Honcho, Talks Wonder Woman. Some good (read: new) WW news from the Superman Returns press junket. "I can't emphasize enough how normal it is for these projects to take forever."

June 04 2006

(SPOILER) Wonder Woman Comics. Probable cover art and information on new Wonder Woman comic series available in stores this Wednesday (June 7th). More...

June 01 2006

Joss Whedon interested in Katharine McPhee? According to this article from E! Online, Joss Whedon has been in touch with Katharine McPhee (the American Idol runner up) about a potential acting role. More...
So what about the rest of the casting for Wonder Woman? Allan Heinberg, who is writing the new Wonder Woman comic book and who also wrote for The O.C. and Gilmore Girls, has a few suggestions as to who could play the likes of Queen Hippolyta and Donna Troy. More...

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