Joss Whedon: “Wonder Woman was a bit like Angelina Jolie”

The Avengers director reveals his plans for the axed Wonder Woman movie

In between talking about his current movie, a small cult affair called The Avengers (you heard of it?) director Joss Whedon is still lamenting the loss of his Wonder Woman movie project. Talking to Rookie, Whedon revealed what his Amazonian goddess would have been like:

“She was a little bit like Angelina Jolie [laughs]. She sort of traveled the world. She was very powerful and very na├»ve about people, and the fact that she was a goddess was how I eventually found my in to her humanity and vulnerability, because 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. And ultimately her romance with Steve 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. That was the sort of central concept of the thing. Him teaching her humanity and her saying, OK, great, but we can still do better.”

What do you guys think of this proposal? Would you have let the film go ahead?