The word is out: true to Joel Silver’s comment two days ago, creator Joss Whedon has been selected to write and direct the adaptation of Themyscria’s Finest to the silver screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Wonder Woman is the most iconic female heroine of our time, but in a way, no one has met her yet,” Whedon said in a statement. “What I love most about icons is finding out what’s behind them, exploring the price of their power. There is a woman behind the legend who is very fascinating, very uncompromising and in her own way almost vulnerable. She’s someone who doesn’t belong in this world, and since everyone I know feels that way about themselves, the character clicked for me.”
Ain’t It Cool News is bandying about a rumor that Beast, Gambit and Angel will be joining the team in the next film … but hints that Angel might be a female character, and not a male.
There’s a rumor floating around Usenet that says, “Parker Posey will be playing the role of Lex Luthor’s henchwoman ‘Miss Teschmacher’ in the upcoming ‘Superman Returns’ movie.”
BATMAN BEGINS/THE BATMAN
Two quick Gotham-related tidbits: First, Toon Zone is reporting that the new episode “JTV” will air in Canada on Sunday (no word on US airdates). Second, we found four new set photos over at Batman-on-Film.
SAKES AND BEGORRAH
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