Warner Bros. is bringing a huge list of their upcoming films and corresponding stars to the massive Hall H stage at Comic-Con next week, but one of the most eagerly anticipated offerings is the upcoming solo adventure for Wonder Woman. Featuring Gal Gadot reprising her Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice role for a period piece that explores the origins of the Amazon warrior princess, Wonder Woman isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until next summer, but you can pretty much guarantee that fans lucky enough to squeeze into Hall H will be among the first in the world to see footage from the new film.
Over the course of production, plenty of hints have been dropped about the plot of the Wonder Woman film, but in an official press release detailing their Comic-Con slate, Warner Bros. offered up the first official synopsis:
“Wonder Woman” hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film is scheduled for release on June 2, 2017, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
One of the most interesting takeaways from this information is that Zack Snyder is receiving a story credit – we knew he was attached as a producer, but this is the first we’ve heard about him contributing to the plot in any significant way. For months, we’ve been hearing the tone of Wonder Woman would be much lighter than Batman v Superman, so hopefully Snyder’s influence isn’t being felt too much here.
Also curious: previously, Jason Fuchs was thought to have been the screenwriter for Wonder Woman, but this press release doesn’t mention him at all. It’s possible he worked on an early draft before Warner Bros. opted to replace him with Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, but Fuchs’ involvement has been widely reported, so it seems a bit odd that he wouldn’t be given some kind of credit, unless his ideas were scrapped completely.
Otherwise, this Wonder Woman synopsis sounds like what we expected: Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on Themyscira, Diana falls for him, leaves her sisters behind and gets involved in World War I. The cast is solid, and I think Patty Jenkins is an excellent director, so hopefully this film can live up to its potential – and hopefully I’ll get a glimpse of that footage next week.
Wonder Woman is scheduled to hit theaters on June 2, 2017.
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