Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wonder Woman Cast?

There's no script, there's not even any (known) screenwriter, but has Joel Silver's Wonder Woman already been cast?

Cobie Smulders - pictured above, in case you're one of the many who don't yet know who she is - was apparently Joss Whedon's top choice to play the Amazon godess and, according to somebody who seems to think they know about these things and saw fit to e-mail me, she was allegedly one of the few Whedon ideas that Silver liked. As such, he's trying to move the project forward with her still in the frame.

It sounds like whoever gets to draft the next version of the screenplay gets that tiny piece of Whedon legacy but will be 'encouraged' to head in different directions otherwise. Tough job.

I thought I'd share this tip-off with you even though, for what it's worth, I can't see any Wonder Woman film going into production any time soon, with Smulders or not.


Bryan said...

Um, you ARE aware that Whedon was being sarcastic when he mentioned on that his top choice had been Smulders, right?

Evidently not.

Brendon said...

Well, I'm pretty cynical about the whole story. But I was told this in good faith and reported it as such.

What exactly did Joss say that started this, then?