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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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4:55AM on 11/19/2010
Angelina Jolie, are you kidding? She is too skinny, she has no curves. Corbie Smulders was a good option.
Angelina Jolie, are you kidding? She is too skinny, she has no curves. Corbie Smulders was a good option.
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1:32AM on 11/19/2010
Angelina Jolie would've been a terrible choice. But Cobie Smulders would've been an inspired choice.
Angelina Jolie would've been a terrible choice. But Cobie Smulders would've been an inspired choice.
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12:58AM on 11/19/2010
Cobie's not bad at all.
Cobie's not bad at all.
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10:09PM on 11/18/2010
Wonder Woman could either turn out to be a very campy or awesome tv series/movie. I still like Tom Hanks' joke on Wonder Woman's Invisible Airplane in Punchline.
Wonder Woman could either turn out to be a very campy or awesome tv series/movie. I still like Tom Hanks' joke on Wonder Woman's Invisible Airplane in Punchline.
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5:24PM on 11/18/2010
Wonder Woman would be awful, what a terrible idea for a movie. There's a reason people don't want to do it
Wonder Woman would be awful, what a terrible idea for a movie. There's a reason people don't want to do it
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4:07PM on 11/18/2010

Anybody ever think about...

Morena Baccarin (Inara) from Joss' show Firefly? Now SHE would've made an awesome WW.
Morena Baccarin (Inara) from Joss' show Firefly? Now SHE would've made an awesome WW.
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3:43PM on 11/18/2010
Tomb Raider Angelina as WW, sure. New Skeletor model, no. Besides, who cares who we want for WW. I doubt this movie will ever happen. It's like The Flash, I don't understand why it isn't already in production and/or released. Maybe if Green Lantern is successful, this might happen.
Tomb Raider Angelina as WW, sure. New Skeletor model, no. Besides, who cares who we want for WW. I doubt this movie will ever happen. It's like The Flash, I don't understand why it isn't already in production and/or released. Maybe if Green Lantern is successful, this might happen.
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3:35PM on 11/18/2010

BUT NOW HE'S DOING THE AVENGERS...

so things worked out for the better. I think DC should do a Justice League movie featuring some of the lesser known characters like Green Arrow, Aquaman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado and then try spin off movies for the more popular characters if it turns out well. Superman and Batman are already established and they could always do some kind of Worlds Finest movie with them or eventually bring them into the JLA down the line but the Justice League movie
so things worked out for the better. I think DC should do a Justice League movie featuring some of the lesser known characters like Green Arrow, Aquaman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado and then try spin off movies for the more popular characters if it turns out well. Superman and Batman are already established and they could always do some kind of Worlds Finest movie with them or eventually bring them into the JLA down the line but the Justice League movie could be a way to showcase the rest of the DCU and help establish some of the other characters on film.
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1:15PM on 11/18/2010
I'd be down with Colbie Smulders as Woman of Wonder.
I'd be down with Colbie Smulders as Woman of Wonder.
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1:04PM on 11/18/2010
lol Lucy Lawless for Wonder Woman
lol Lucy Lawless for Wonder Woman
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12:48PM on 11/18/2010
Still see her as overrated. Gets hotter w/ age, but her acting has never wowed me.
Still see her as overrated. Gets hotter w/ age, but her acting has never wowed me.
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12:27PM on 11/18/2010
As long as she does that pose she does in all her films and has some sort of accent (maybe British for once).
As long as she does that pose she does in all her films and has some sort of accent (maybe British for once).
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12:27PM on 11/18/2010
As long as she does that pose she does in all her films and has some sort of accent (maybe British for once).
As long as she does that pose she does in all her films and has some sort of accent (maybe British for once).
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12:08PM on 11/18/2010
I would still like to see Cobie Smulders in the Wonder Woman outfit. It's not too late, creators of How I Met Your Mother.
I would still like to see Cobie Smulders in the Wonder Woman outfit. It's not too late, creators of How I Met Your Mother.
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11:50AM on 11/18/2010
Not a big Jolie fan but to quote the shirt "Joss Whedon is my master" I would've been the first in line. It ended up for the better because now he's doing The Avengers which has way more of an ambitious scope. I wish Marvel wasn't so exclusive with their talent though, as I doubt we'll ever see a Joss Whedon Justice League movie, which would have been amazing.
Not a big Jolie fan but to quote the shirt "Joss Whedon is my master" I would've been the first in line. It ended up for the better because now he's doing The Avengers which has way more of an ambitious scope. I wish Marvel wasn't so exclusive with their talent though, as I doubt we'll ever see a Joss Whedon Justice League movie, which would have been amazing.
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11:22AM on 11/18/2010

NO!

I have never liked Angelina Jolie..I loved Wanted, but she was the worst part of the movie imo. I never want her in my Justice League movie!
I have never liked Angelina Jolie..I loved Wanted, but she was the worst part of the movie imo. I never want her in my Justice League movie!
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11:04AM on 11/18/2010
Cobie Smulders would be an amazing choice for the roll.
Cobie Smulders would be an amazing choice for the roll.
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11:01AM on 11/18/2010

Yeah, I'd a been down with that

Say what you will about Jolie, but to me she's a female version of Tom Cruise...she can act (She does have an Oscar), she's hot, but in real life she's nuts! I could definetly see her play WW.
Say what you will about Jolie, but to me she's a female version of Tom Cruise...she can act (She does have an Oscar), she's hot, but in real life she's nuts! I could definetly see her play WW.
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