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Whedon on DC movies

02.25.2009

Joss Whedon spoke a little to Maxim about why DC comics don't make for particularly successful movies. Of course, Whedon himself is involved in the comics scene, having written The Astonishing X-Men until last year.

"Because, with that one big exception (Batman), DC's heroes are from a different era. They're from the era when they were creating gods.

"And the thing that made [rival publisher] Marvel Comics extraordinary was that they created people. Their characters didn't living in mythical cities, they lived in New York. They absolutely were a part of the world. Peter Parker's character (Spider-Man) was a tortured adolescent.

"DC's characters, like Wonder Woman and Superman and Green Lantern, were all very much removed from humanity. Batman was the only character they had who was so rooted in pain, that had that same gift that the Marvel characters had, which was that gift of humanity that we can relate to."


Joss Whedon currently does Dollhouse, which stars Eliza Dushku. There, look how easy that was:

Extra Tidbit: Whedon was an uncredited writer on SPEED.
Source: GeekFiles

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