Read The Script For Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman Movie That Never Came To Be


Though he’s since been appointed at the helm of Warner’s Batgirl spinoff, two-time Avengers director Joss Whedon was once in the driving seat for a live-action Wonder Woman movie. That was back in 2005, right around the same time as Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking Batman Begins.

Alas, Whedon’s pitch never came to fruition, and the director went on to wrangle Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on to the big screen in the most epic way imaginable – that by-now iconic 360º shot of Cap and Co. locking horns with the invading Chitauri is still fondly remembered to this day.

But just as Warner Bros. makes final preparations for Wonder Woman‘s arrival – June 2nd is the date your diaries – Indie Ground Films has unearthed Whedon’s rejected script for the Amazon Princess. Rather than electing Ares to be the primary antagonist, it seems the Firefly director was ready to pit Diana Prince against Strife, the god of chaos. Steve Trevor also featured in the story, though his involvement ultimately led to the Immortal Warrior disconnecting with her abilities mid-way through the story. You can read the full treatment here.

All in all, it makes for a decidedly different origin story for Wonder Woman, and we’re now all the more interested in how Joss Whedon approaches Batgirl in the not-so-distant future. But Diana Prince is the DC hero of the moment, and IGN has rolled out a suitably stunning new poster to drum up excitement.

If you want peace, prepare for war. Warner Bros. and Patty Jenkins will introduce the world to Diana, Princess of Themyscira on June 2nd. Early box office forecasts claim Wonder Woman is currently tracking for a domestic opening in the region of $65 million – not unlike Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger – but we’re more intrigued to find out how the standalone pic fares with critics in a few weeks’ time. Stay tuned for more on that front.

Source: IGN