It’s been announced that shooting on Wonder Woman will start in just a few months time.
Deadline reported that production on the upcoming adaptation of the DC comic book will begin in the fall, after Gal Gadot concludes filming Keeping Up with the Joneses.
Wonder Woman is being directed by Michelle MacLaren, who has previously honed her craft on the likes of Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. This will be MacLaren’s feature film debut as a director.
Jason Fuchs has written the script for the blockbuster, while Gal Gadot will be reprising the character who is set to make her first appearance in next summer’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, it’s still not clear quite how big her role will be in the impending blockbuster, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill as Batman and Superman, respectively.
At the moment, very little is known about Wonder Woman’s plot. Back in October, producer Charles Roven, who has also worked in this role on Man of Steel and will produce Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad as well as Wonder Woman, admitted to the Hollywood Reporter that the character of Wonder Woman will be a demi-god.
While discussing Wonder Woman’s appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Roven proclaimed, “Wonder Woman is in it, we know that. She has powers, she’s a goddess, right? She’s a half — she is a demigod. Her father is Zeus.”
Gal Gadot is currently still in discussions to appear in Keeping Up with the Joneses, which will be directed by Greg Mottola from Michael LeSieur’s script. Gadot will star alongside Zach Galfianakis, Isla Fisher, and Jon Hamm in the film, which will more than likely, considering Mottola’s previous work, be a comedy.
Wonder Woman is due to be released in 2017, and will be the fourth instalment to DC’s shared cinematic universe. Man of Steel was the first back in 2013, and this will be followed by March 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
Following Wonder Woman’s release, Justice League Part One, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Justice League Part Two, Cyborg, and Green Lantern will follow, respectively.
Further tantalizing details surrounding this universe are started to eek out. Earlier this week, Zack Snyder, who directed Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, uploaded the first look as Jason Momoa as Aquaman.
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