"Because, with that one big exception (Batman), DC's heroes are from a different era. They're from the era when they were creating gods. And the thing that made [rival publisher] Marvel Comics extraordinary was that they created people. Their characters didn't living in mythical cities, they lived in New York. They absolutely were a part of the world. Peter Parker's character (Spider-Man) was a tortured adolescent. DC's characters, like Wonder Woman and Superman and Green Lantern, were all very much removed from humanity. Batman was the only character they had who was so rooted in pain, that had that same gift that the Marvel characters had, which was that gift of humanity that we can relate to."
It does make some sense. This is the reason I wonder how Thor will turn out. Are DC's characters too mythical for live action? Are they too much of a stretch for the public to accept in a 'real world' setting? Do you think Whedon is on to something or just bitter that his Wonder Woman project didn't get off the ground?
"They didn't tell me to leave, but they showed me the door and how pretty it was. Would I like to touch the knob and maybe make it swing? I was dealing with them through [producer] Joel Silver who couldn't tell me what they wanted or anything else. I was completely in the dark. So I didn't know what it was that I wasn't giving them. I've moved on."
I think he may be on to something. It's not impossible. It will just take more work on the part of the filmmakers.
What do you think?