Joss Whedon, creator of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, has been signed by Silver Pictures to write and direct the Wonder Woman movie, based on the DC Comics character.
“We are excited about working with Joss,” Jeff Robinov, president of production for Warner Brothers Pictures, said yesterday.
“His work on Buffy makes him uniquely qualified to handle the Wonder Woman character.”
Whedon described Wonder Woman as “the most iconic female heroine of our time”.
“But in a way, no one has met her yet,” he said. “What I love most about icons is finding out what’s behind them, exploring the price of their power.”
Whedon also created the Buffy spin-off series, Angel. He is completing post-production on the movie Serenity, which he wrote and directed based on his TV series Firefly.