SDCC ’13 Joss Whedon Didn’t Like Green Lantern & Has No Plans to Go Back to Wonder Woman
Two days into the 2013 Comic Con and we’ve had some great news hit and with the three big boys, DC/WB, Marvel/Disney and Fox, scheduled for tomorrow, we’re bound to have some really big news thrown at us. Earlier today, fans who were packed in for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel got a surprise when they showed the entire pilot for the all but guaranteed hit. Clark Gregg, the star of the show, and Joss Whedon, who co-wrote and directed the pilot, were both said to be visually excited to show off their project and the response was great. Later in the evening, Whedon sat down for a Q&A and answered a few questions and he essentially made a plea for more original content to come out of Hollywood. He also gives his thoughts on past projects and other comic book movies.
As many film fans know, Hollywood is stuck in a rut of forcing sequels and reboots in front of our faces, and the lack of good original content is staggering. Whedon, who has has success in both the Indie field and the box office busters, feels our pain and called his fellow creators out on that fact.
“I do feel like we are in desperate need of new content,” he said. “Pop culture is eating itself at a rate that is going to be dangerous. Too many narratives are built on the resonance of recognition. That’s going to become really problematic. Even though it’s enormous fun to work on something I read as a child, I think it’s important for us to step back from that and create new universes, new messages, and new icons … so that 10 years from now we can reboot those.”
The topic moved on to some of Whedon’s any past projects and whether or not he’d return to them and explore those universes again. Some of his most popular projects, such as Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and the always popular Firefly still remain close to his heart and that he wouldn’t mind returning to explore them more. This, of course, drew a huge response from fans in attendance. However, there are other projects that he has closed the door on, namely his Wonder Woman script he wrote.
“I don’t like to go back to things,” he said, “and I also feel there’s plenty of room for a new iconic female heroine. So let’s look to the future.”
Whedon isn’t afraid to toss a jab or two out to his competitors and he has surprisingly remained rather quiet in regards to Fox and Bryan Singer adding Quicksilver to his cast for the currently-filming X-Men: Days of Future Past. in fact, he’s been quite polite. But that wasn’t the case tonight as he tossed out a rather terse comment in regards to Martin Campbell’s box office bomb Green Lantern.
“I think Martin Campbell kicks ass. I just don’t think Green Lantern was his thing — and it showed.”
No spinning that in a new direction. But hey, it’s true Joss Whedon will be back on stage tomorrow when Marvel takes to Hall H, where it has been rumored that he will be bringing the entire cast of the Avengers sequel on stage with him. Considering the source of that rumor, I’m not getting my hopes up. Be sure to check back all day tomorrow as we bring you all the latest news coming out of San Diego tomorrow!
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Source : Deadline