Joss Whedon Off Wonder Woman

“Buffy” creator and “Serenity” director Joss Whedon has confirmed at Whedonesque that he is no longer slated to make the “Wonder Woman” movie.

The split however seems rather amicable – Whedon’s take on the film wasn’t liked by Silver Pictures – “We just saw different movies, and at the price range this kind of movie hangs in, that’s never gonna work. Non-sympatico. It happens all the time” says Whedon.

He also explains the reasons behind the delays – “Everybody knows how long I was taking, what a struggle that script was, and though I felt good about what I was coming up with, it was never gonna be a simple slam-dunk… The worst thing that can happen in this scenario is that the studio just keeps hammering out changes and the writer falls into a horrible limbo of development. These guys had the clarity and grace to skip that part. So I’m a free man”.

He also confirms that despite all the talk “I never had an actress picked out, or even a consistant front-runner. I didn’t have time to waste on casting when I was so busy air-balling on the script”.

So what’s next? He plans to “finally finish polishing” the script for “Goners” and planning assorted other projects – nothing concrete as yet.