Joss Whedon on Wonder Woman

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Any idiot can figure out that Joss Whedon is one of the best writers in Hollywood. For example, I did, just now. Most people know that he created and helmed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Some may not know he also wrote Toy Story and did the final draft on Speed. His latest, Serenity, opens September 30th, and after that he turns his attention to the big screen version of Wonder Woman. ‘In Focus’ magazine recently asked itself, “Who the hell are we?” and then sat down with Wheedon. Some of the highlights:

Will Diana (Wonder Woman) be able to fly under her own power, or will an invisible plane be involved? I do not believe she will be flying. I think we have a guy who flies. I don’t see her flying. She might jump. There could be some hopping. And there may in fact be an invisible plane. But if there is, it will be because it came out really cool. And I have theories about how to make that work.

Will Diana contend with a print-derived supervillain? At this point I’m looking at creating something a little different. I don’t think her rogues gallery necessarily offers me what I need. But that’s not a final decision, that’s just my instinct.

As you go about casting Diana, do you set a height requirement? How important is it that the Amazon princess be tall? It’s important. I’m looking for somebody statuesque, regal, beautiful, who can really act and do a lot of stunts with no elbow or knee pads. I’m asking a lot. So if I happen to find all those qualities in somebody who does not quite meet my height requirement, I will be casting some really short love interest. The height is definitely a part of the package. But the most important part? No. And the fact of the matter is, a woman stands as tall as she makes you think she is.

For the record, Charisma Carpenter is 5’8″. A good height to play Wonder Woman and also to snuggle up to my chiseled 6’5″ frame. She also has what a team of math scientists have labeled as “huge boobs”. Those fat-cats in DC may try to tell you that a woman’s worth cant be measured by the size of her chest, but – if I remember my college physics right – Bernoulli’s Law proves otherwise.

For some inexplicable reason, commercials from the 80’s showed gorillas throwing around luggage. But more to the point, it’s impossible to find a decent high-res gallery on this girl, so I’m just putting up that deluxe-ious and appropriate American flag one and her Playboy stuff here and here and here and here and here and here.

And if you’re thinking, “Hmmm, yes, but are those Playboy pictures SFW?”, then I have a question for you, how did you even get online?