One of the biggest topics circling around the blogosphere this week has been the news that Joss Whedon will no longer be working on the Wonder Woman movie. The reactions have been naturally mixed
Melody_Kitty is puzzled by this turn of events:
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.
Scipio of the Absorbascon, on the other hand, thinks the split is a good thing:
Let me set aside for a moment that I can’t stand Whedon’s work or understand its appeal. Whedon’s been unable to figure out what he wants the script to do and who he wants to play Wonder Woman. He didn’t want her in her traditional costume or fighting any of her traditional villains. Basically, Whedon wanted a big movie, but didn’t really want to make one about Wonder Woman. And apparently this isn’t merely my assessment, but Whedon’s as well, since he admitted in exit interviews that after a while, the whole pairing of him with the project just didn’t seem to be working on either end.
So what do you think?