One lucky Joss Whedon fan now owns a piece of the director's defunct “Wonder Woman” project. Concept art from Whedon’s “Wonder Woman” movie was sold on eBay for $2,225. Whedon was supposed to take on the Amazonian warrior in 2005, but Warner Bros. decided to pass on the project.
The seller’s description credited Adam Hughes as the artist behind the poster and said that it was was available at San Diego Comic Con in 2005. The sale included an original 18’’ by 12’’ pencil sketch that Hughes initialed as well as a full color 19’’ by 13’’ print. The sale benefitted Clydene Nee, who is suffering from liver failure, according to the seller’s description. Nee was a longtime Comic Con volunteer who helped organize Artists Alley, a section of the pop culture convention where attendees can view and purchase art, Bleeding Cool reports.
See the color version of the “Wonder Woman” poster below:
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Judging from the shiny, metal cuffs (known as the Bracelets of Submission) and the red and gold armor, Whedon may have been planning to stick to a classic version of Wonder Woman’s uniform. Diana Prince’s alter ego is wearing a less colorful version of the outfit in Zach Snyder’s 2017 film “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” where she’ll be played by Gal Gadot.
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Whedon maintains that his defunct “Wonder Woman” project would have worked out if given the green light. However, he is a bit busy now directing “Avengers: Age of Ultron” for Marvel, DC Comic’s biggest competitor. In August, Whedon admitted that he continued to have some strong feelings about the project’s failure.
“There’s a period of anger where you’re like ‘Hey, remember all those times when I told you it would’ve worked? [Marvel] believed me, and it did! So now I’m going to get angry about stuff that I had pretty much dealt with,’” Whedon told Crave Online. “So yeah, you do sort of want to have a ‘slap line’ of everybody you’ve ever worked for. But I’ve been luckier than most people, so you get over that.”
Whedon isn’t the only one with a defunct “Wonder Woman” project who moved to Marvel. Adrianne Palicki starred in a pilot for NBC where she played Diana Prince, but the pilot was never picked up. Palicki now plays another superhero, Mockingbird, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” which is executive produced by Whedon.