…That Thing That Makes You Feel Like A God: Whedon on Wonder Woman

We’re gonna gamble on the giant longshot that there’s any interest whatsoever about Joss Whedon on the Internet and point out that he just did a reasonably extensive interview online (No, not with us. The only way Joss Whedon would answer any of our questions would be if the first one was, “Do you want to see your dog alive again?”).

Most of the interview centers around his upcoming quickie release of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, but he also drops a few tidbits about what his long-gestating and ultimately doomed movie adaptation of Wonder Woman might have been like:

She was very powerful and very naïve about people, and the fact that she was a goddess was how I eventually found my in to her humanity and vulnerability…

Hmm… did I accidentally dial up an interview with Ted Bundy?

And ultimately her romance with Steve [Trevor] was about him getting her to see what it’s like not to be a goddess, what it’s like when you are weak, when you do have all these forces controlling you and there’s nothing you can do about it.

No, not Ted… maybe the BTK Killer’s confession?

She was a little bit like Angelina Jolie.

Aha! I knew it was some psycho! Although I don’t know how I confused Joss Whedon for Billy Bob Thornton…

Actually, it’s a pretty comprehensive interview with Whedon about Much Ado. If you’re a Shakespeare geek, you should check it out.

Note that I skimmed to the Wonder Woman stuff.

(via Rookie)