With the shared DC Comics movie universe starting to seriously kick into gear, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice production winding down as Suicide Squad gets ready to begin, we now know that one of the other major films from the upcoming DC Comics movie slate is scheduled to begin production inside this year.
According to Deadline, the Wonder Woman film directed by Michelle MacLaren (“Breaking Bad”) and starring Gal Gadot as the titular heroine will begin active production this fall. Gadot is in negotiations to be cast in Greg Mottola’s Keeping Up With the Joneses, which is expected to have an April start date. This year, she’ll be appearing in August’s Criminal from Lionsgate and September’s Triple Nine before making her debut as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, which opens on March 25th, 2016.
When Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced their superhero-based movie slate, they said that Wonder Woman will be scheduled to hit theaters on June 23rd, 2017, which will put the first major comic book movie starring a woman in between Marvel Studios releases Guardians of the Galaxy 2 that May, and Thor: Ragnarok that November, and one month before the new version of Spider-Man debuts. If current plans hold, 20th Century Fox’s second new Fantastic Four film is also scheduled to release in the month of June, but three weeks before Wonder Woman‘s bow. The character will then next appear in Justice League: Part One, scheduled to release on November 17th of that year, two weeks after the release of the third Thor film.
Wonder Woman is likely going to be one of Warner Bros.’ most anticipated comics-based films. Within the DC Comics Universe, the major “trinity” of heroes has always been Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, but the Amazon warrior has never been adapted into a major motion picture before. Hopefully, a strong first appearance in Batman v Superman next year will stir up excitement for her first solo appearance on film and make it a hit. Fans of the character know that she certainly deserves her own movie, and has for a long time.
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