It seems I missed a brief update from Whedon.

For you Goners folk out there, just know I’m fine-tuning the script, feeling increasingly passionate about it, and I’m anxious to start dribbling out cryptic, frustrating hints. Soon.

Soon? You mean that “Mia” and “Violet” and “Japanese” and “dobermans” aren’t cryptic, frustrating hints?


“It’s a completely new work that does take place in the modern world,” Whedon once said (mp3) of Goners. “Needless to say, slightly left of center.”

Did he actually mean “off-center” when he said “left of center”? Or was his use of that particular phrase intentional, and meant to invoke something of a political implication, which is the context in which that phrase normally is used?

Ready To Polish?

Back in the middle of February, Whedon said that his Goners script was “[r]eady to polish” once he had completed writing Wonder Woman.

More recently, just a few days ago, he intimated that he had finished the first draft of the Wonder Woman script.

So the question becomes: Does the Goners polishing begin now, or does the Wonder Woman script have to get through its final draft first?

Blasphemy To Some?

At the end of the day, I think Goners might possibly benefit from being made after Wonder Woman rather than before it.

Presuming an Amazonian success for WW, there then would be a high level of anticipation to see what Whedon did next. Otherwise, there’s a chance that Goners might be perceived (perhaps dismissively) merely as something he did while waiting for WW to get underway.

Most People Don’t Get To See

“It’s not nihilistic, but there’s a very ugly side to humanity going on in it,” Whedon has said (mp3). “It takes place in the modern world, it’s just a part of the modern world most people don’t get to see.”

At this point I’m most interested to see just what Whedon means by this. That makes it sound like particular bits and pieces—”Will you notice her?”—may have more than a passing relation to some aspect of our world that most people ignore, and not necessarily to weird fantasy elements (although it may be that, too).

Given, for example, Whedon’s commitment to an organization such as Equality Now, I wonder how much of Goners‘ world might reflect societally- or culturally-neglected women or girls.