EW.com catches up with Joss Whedon at Comic-Con, where the director and comics writer discusses his aborted Wonder Woman movie:
I in no way want this to be a slam on Warner Bros., but the fact of the matter is, it was a waste of my time. We never [wanted] to make the same movie; none of us knew that. And it was a waste of their time because I had a lot of trouble writing — not just writing that, but writing at all. Part of it had to do with having just finished Serenity. I ran into James Gunn, who’d just done his first film, Slither. And he was like, ”The director in me killed the writer in me.” And we fell on each other. It was like finding a support group. After you direct and edit something, you just realize everything is negotiable. The line that you died for, you pull without hesitation because [the script] seems a little long. He was like, ”Every time I sit down to write I think, Is this even going to make it in?” And you can’t write like that.
Whedon also talks about Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, and the just-announced Ripper TV series.