Joss Whedon has bagged out on the Wonder Woman movie, he said Friday on the fan site Whedonesque.
"I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked," he wrote.
Whedon, creator of the cult smash Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series and the short-lived space opera Firefly, had been developing the big-screen version of the DC Comics heroine along with Warner Bros. Pictures and Silver Pictures. Those two companies will continue on with the project.
"We just saw different movies... The worst thing that can happen in this scenario is that the studio just keeps hammering out changes and the writer falls into a horrible limbo of development," Whedon continued in his post. "[The studios] had the clarity and grace to skip that part. So I'm a free man."
Whedon is still working on the comic series Runaway for Marvel, as well as a new Buffy comic, and is readying Goners, a supernatural thriller he is writing and directing. He reportedly earned $2 million for writing the Wonder Woman script.