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Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman was based on Angelina Jolie?

11.18.2010

It was back in 2007 that Joss Whedon announced he had officially left WONDER WOMAN, which he had been trying to develop at Warner Bros. At the time he explained it thusly, "I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked." In the almost four years since that time, we're still no closer to a WONDER WOMAN movie. (In fact, recent reports indicate we're closer to a TV series than a movie.)

Entertainment Weekly took a look back at the struggle to get Wonder Woman to the big-screen in their upcoming issue and got Whedon to talk a little bit about his vision for the film. Turns out he was basing his version of Diana, Princess of the Amazons on Angelina Jolie.

While both he and EW are quick to point out that Jolie was never in talks to actually star in the film, Whedon says she was a primary source of inspiration for him in crafting the character. "For me, Wonder Woman was basically Angelina Jolie. She spends a lot of time flying around. She works in a lot of different countries. She’s very global. And she’s appalled by the way people treat each other."

Jolie is almost almost too-obvious choice for the part though and back in 2007, Whedon hinted that he had "How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders in mind to play the character. Unfortunately the full article isn't online yet but I'll update when EW.com posts the story.

Extra Tidbit: Would you have liked Jolie as Wonder Woman?
Source: EW

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