Joss Whedon was attached at one point, and it’s difficult to think of a more apt pairing of director and property than that. His work with strong female leads is renowned, and his deft handling of The Avengers underscores what a fine job he likely would have done. But his script was reportedly rejected, and it’s been a bit of a struggle for Warners ever since. News of the Whedon’s successor is not going to fill fanboys with glee. Variety is reporting that Green Lantern scribe Michael Goldenberg has been tasked with coming up with a script. If I was feeling uncharitable, I might suggest that the signing of a writer with that kind of dubious history is the kind of thing you’d want to keep quiet, rather than reporting it, but what do I know?
With the Justice League film now firmly on the cards, it’s absolutely key that Warners and the Distinguished Competition get these bridge films nailed. Marvel arguably dropped the ball once, with Hulk, but the rest of the establishing pictures were either very good (Iron Man, Thor) to decent (Captain America, Iron Man 2) and together they led up to something that was really excellent. DC has ground to make up after Green Lantern which was, on any analysis, a dog’s dinner. I’m confident that Man of Steel is going to be strong, so, depending on which iteration of the team is chosen, that leaves Batman, Flash, Aquaman and possibly Martian Manhunter. I’ve already written about the tonal issues that DC faces with bringing the Bat into the fold; it’s just another reason why they really have to get Wonder Woman right.
Here’s a tip for them: cast Haywire’s Gina Curano as Wonder Woman and you’ll be getting off on the right foot.
Source: Coming Soon