Joss Whedon wanted Angelina-like Wonder Woman

November 10th, 2011

Joss Whedon has revealed the plot for his doomed 'Wonder Woman' movie.

The 'Avengers' director had been attached to write and direct an adaptation of the DC comic but abandoned the project in 2007 and he has now explained his ideas for the character comparing her to Angelina Jolie.

He said: "She was a little bit like Angelina Jolie. She sort of travelled the world. She was very powerful and very naive about people, and the fact that she was a goddess was how I eventually found my way in to her humanity and vulnerability, because she would look at us and the way we kill each other and the way we let people starve and the way the world is run and she'd just be like, 'None of this makes sense to me. I can't cope with it, I can't understand, people are insane'.

"And ultimately her romance with [love interest] Steve Trevor was about him getting her to see what it's like not to be a goddess, what it's like when you are weak, when you do have all these forces controlling you and there's nothing you can do about it. That was the sort of central concept of the thing. Him teaching her humanity and her saying, OK, great, but we can still do better."

The character was made famous by Lynda Carter in the classic 70s TV series.