'Buffy' creator to direct 'Wonder Woman'
Whedon, whose previous writing credits include Alien: Resurrection and Toy Story, said in a statement: "Wonder Woman is the most iconic female heroine of our time, but in a way, no one has met her yet. 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."
Wonder Woman, an Amazonian princess from Paradise Island equipped with a golden lasso, bullet-proof bracelets and super-strength, first appeared in All-Star comics before having her own comic, reports Reuters.
Lynda Carter appeared as the heroine in the Wonder Woman TV series in the late '70s.