Joss Whedon to Direct 'Wonder Woman'

Joss Whedon (search), creator of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (search) TV series, has been signed by Silver Pictures to write and direct the "Wonder Woman" movie (search), based on the DC Comics character.

"We are excited about working with Joss," Jeff Robinov, president of production, Warner Bros. Pictures, said in a statement Thursday. "His work on 'Buffy' makes him uniquely qualified to handle the Wonder Woman character."

Whedon described Wonder Woman as "the most iconic female heroine of our time."

"But in a way, no one has met her yet," he said. "What I love most about icons is finding out what's behind them, exploring the price of their power."

Whedon also created the "Buffy" spin-off series, "Angel." He is completing post-production on "Serenity," which he wrote and directed based on his TV series "Firefly."