It’s almost long forgotten and borderlines on myth at this point, but did you know that Joss Whedon had once been hired to write a Wonder Woman script? This is way before Gal Gadot was cast as the Amazonian Princess in Batman Vs Superman and whatever the heck DC/Warner Bros. has planned for their hopeful solo movies. Whedon’s Wonder Woman – or WWW for short – came before Whedon evolved into something of an unofficial “showrunner” for the Marvel cinematic universe. Joss Whedon both understands how to write a female protagonist, as he demonstrated with Buffy, but he also had a rather successful run on the Wonder Woman comic. So WB snatched him up for Wonder Woman (2005), had him write a script, and even considered him to direct. But thanks to the piss poor performances of both Catwoman and Elektra, which were released around the same time, the project got shelved.
As we know, Warner Bros. is again developing a Wonder Woman movie, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Michelle MacLaren, with a new – non Whedon – script in the works. While we never did get to see Joss Whedon’s movie take onWonder Woman, at least one piece of artwork was made to promote the film.
A promotional poster for the would-be movie was available at San Diego Comic-Con 2005 has now made it on eBay.
Here’s the write up from the auction, which is going towards a really good cause:
This auction is for one (1) Wonder Woman artwork set by renowned comic book artist Adam Hughes, who has done work for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and many other top tier companies. It features a color print that was created as a promo for a potential, and sadly defunct, Joss Whedon Wonder Woman movie and was available at San Diego Comic Con 2005. Also included is the ORIGINAL and signed pencil and pen sketch of the finished product. Amazing and one of a kind art pieces, a must for any Wonder Woman fan!
This and other art pieces I have for sale now are part of a benefit auction for Clydene Nee, who is suffering from kidney failure. The money will go to help support her healthcare and living expenses. Clydene has worked in the comic book industry and is a long time and loved member of the art community.
How hard must Warner Brothers be kicking themselves, now that Whedon’s Avengers franchise is raking in the bucks for Disney.