"I thought for a while that I didn't want to do a genesis story of Wonder Woman," Silver said. "And so the first few drafts I created weren't genesis stories. And I don't know, maybe after I saw Spider-Man or whatever, I thought that it should be a genesis story. And then I had to kind of go back to the drawing board, because I had a version that the studio wanted to make that was not a genesis story."
Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) had turned in one version of a script, and writers Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland have turned in another, but neither version is exactly what Silver is looking for. Notably, Jennison and Strickland's first script (they're currently working on another) was set in WWII. Silver said: "It was a good script. They wrote a good script, and I liked it. But I think that I don't want to make that movie that way. I want it to be a contemporary story."
"I just think it should be a genesis story, and I've got to find a way to tell it," Silver said. "Because whenever I got into the stuff, you know, Paradise Island and stuff, it was kind of goofy. But I've got to find a way to do it where it's effective. I mean, I thought some of the stuff they did in 300 was great. I don't know if I want to make it that way, but, I mean, I think there's a way to do this where the audience is going to accept it. But I've got to figure it out."
So, with Justice League: Mortal being tabled for now, does that mean we'll see Wonder Woman coming to theatres soon? Probably not. Silver says that the project has been "tabled for a while now," but he adds that he still is determined to figure out a way to bring the Amazonian princess to the screen. "It's sitting there, and when I figure out a way to do it, I'll do it," he said.