Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is a superheroine, who appears in DC Comics. She is the one of the first and most famous female superheros. William Moulton Marston created her in 1941. He was a psychologist who believed that women could be as strong and powerful as men. Many people think Marston was helped by his wife and based Wonder Woman on his mistress.

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In the comic book, Wonder Woman's real name is Princess Diana and is the daughter of Queen Hippolyta, ruler of the Amazons (a race of female warriors from Greek mythology). She is found by Steve Trevor, a US Air Force pilot, and taken to the United States, where she becomes the superhero Wonder Woman. She has a magic lasso and unbreakable bracelets, both of which help in fighting villains. She can run very fast, is very strong, and she can fly.

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Wonder Woman had also appeared in animated cartoons and in a live-action television program in the 1970s with actress Lynda Carter. The series made the character very famous.

In January 2001, producer Joel Silver asked Todd Alcott to write a Wonder Woman screenplay.[1] Early rumors listed actresses such as Mariah Carey, Sandra Bullock, and Catherine Zeta-Jones to play the role of Wonder Woman.[2] Leonard Goldberg, speaking in a May 2001 interview, named Sandra Bullock as a strong candidate for the project.[3] Bullock said that she was asked to play the role. Lucy Lawless and Chyna both were interested in it. The screenplay then went through many versions written by many different writers.[4] By August 2003, Levens was replaced by screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis.[5]

In March 2005, Warner Bros. said that Joss Whedon would write and direct the movie version of Wonder Woman.[6] Because Whedon was directing Serenity at the time, and needed time to learn Wonder Woman's background, he did not start writing until late 2005.[7] Silver wanted to movie Wonder Woman in Australia once the script was finished.[8] In May 2005, Whedon said that he would not cast Wonder Woman until he finished the script.[9] Charisma Carpenter[10] and Morena Baccarin[11] said they were interested in the role.

In February 2007, Whedon left the project. He said there were problems with differences about the script between the studio and himself.[12] Whedon said that since he was not doing the Wonder Woman project, he would focus on making his movie Goners.[12]

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  1. Brian Linder (2001-01-24). "Wonder Woman Scribe Chosen". IGN. http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/036/036742p1.html. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  2. Hank Stuever (2001-04-18). "Wonder Woman's Powers". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A29691-2001Apr17. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  3. Brian Linder (2001-05-03). "Estrogen Explosion". IGN. http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/057/057655p1.html. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  4. Rob Worley (2003-05-06). "Wonder Woman Scribe". Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=2214. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  5. Rob Worley (2003-08-12). "Wonder Woman". Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=2692. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  6. "Silver Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures Sign Joss Whedon to Write & Direct DC Comics' Wonder Woman". Warner Bros.. 2005-03-17. http://www.timewarner.com/corp/newsroom/pr/0,20812,1038969,00.html. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  7. Jim Kozak (August/September 2005). "Serenity Now!". In Focus. http://www.infocusmag.com/05augustseptember/whedonuncut.htm. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  8. Australian Associated Press (2005-05-11). "Aussie Wonder Woman". The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/news/Film/Aussie-Wonder-Woman/2005/05/11/1115585012566.html?oneclick=true. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  9. Scott Collura (2005-05-20). "Whedon Talking Wonder". Now Playing. http://www.nowplayingmag.com/content/view/1532/2/. Retrieved 2006-08-07.
  10. Matt Mitovitch (2006-09-06). "Mars Bombshell Is Still Wonder-ing". TV Guide. http://tvguide.com/News/Insider/default.htm?cmsRedir=true&rmDate=09062006&cmsGuid={E882AF71-8A9B-4A2C-8781-2F480C8A38E5}. Retrieved 2006-09-06.
  11. Rebecca Murray. "Morena Baccarin on "Serenity," Joss Whedon, and "Wonder Woman"". About.com. http://movies.about.com/od/serenity/a/serenmb092605.htm. Retrieved 2006-08-01.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Joss Whedon (2007-02-02). "Satin Tights No Longer.". Whedonesque. http://whedonesque.com/comments/12385. Retrieved 2007-02-03.

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