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Joss Whedon's 'Wonder Woman' Movie Script Has Leaked!

May 14, 2017

There has been an online leak of the script Joss Whedon's canceled Wonder Woman film.

Diana Prince’s quest onto the silver screen has been tedious and exhausting. Similar to other superhero projects, the Wonder Woman film has been stuck in development for quite a while, over two decades in actuality. Although the character is, at last, getting her own film next month in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as the titular hero, there was a chance that the character would've gotten her film far earlier with Joss Whedon as its director. Not many details have been unveiled regarding Whedon's original concept except that the film would've featured Diana Prince and Steve Trevor fighting alongside each other in contemporary settings, but the script has now been leaked online. You may read the complete script over at Indie Ground Films.

A quick comparison between Whedon’s script and Jenkins’ film will reveal some note-worthy differences between them. Whedon’s story have put Wonder Woman in the contemporary world, and her relationship with her mother and tribe would've been hostile. Also, she would've been battling Strife, the Goddess of Chaos, instead of Ares, the God of War.

Whedon's perspective regarding the character of Diana Prince differed as well. It seems that she would have been arrogant, spoiled, and rash, which fortunately differs greatly from the Wonder Woman that we will witness soon. Whedon casts Wonder Woman as a condescending self-appointed messiah. It is safe to assume most people will be far more delighted with the current version in contrast with Whedon's risky take.

Whedon does create some interesting alterations though, such as gender-bending Strife from female to male. Moreover, in his story, Wonder Woman abandons her powers in the middle of the film to rescue her love interest Steve Trevor, a choice trailers and other Wonder Woman marketing materials unveil the changes that were made for the 2017 version. These alteration do sound promising in all honesty, so the film may have been compelling after all.

Whedon ultimately left the project after two years due to creative differences in addition to the lack of a conventional budget. It is also noteworthy that around the same time, Warner Bros. was supposedly searching for a different script for the character, which could hint that they were displeased with what the Dollhouse creator had up his sleeve.

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