Despite anticipation and hype building up for the first major step Warner Bros. is taking to expanding the DC Cinematic Universe as we know it with this coming March’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, preparations are already being made for the next wave of films coming after that epic slugfest of a film that pits The Man of Steel against The Dark Knight… Which also features a certain “Amazon Warrior Princess” from the land of Themyscira, and she’s getting her own solo flick come 2017!
Almost 75 years in the making… #WonderWoman is underway. pic.twitter.com/jCa0qRzuW8
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) November 21, 2015
Straight from the Twitter feed of actress Gal Gadot herself, the first official image of her as Princess Diana/ Wonder Woman in the heroine’s own upcoming solo flick has been revealed, showing that beautiful visage of a warrior clad in a hooded robe while wearing what is very much her familiar Amazon head band and gauntlets!
The unveiling of the photo also coincides with the official press statement Warner Bros. has released to the public, formally announcing the casting and details of the film that will be directed by Patty Jenkins.
Official Press Release
BURBANK, Calif.— Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman feature film, the highly anticipated action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”), starring Gal Gadot (the “Fast & Furious” movies) in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The character will make her big screen debut this spring in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but the new film will mark her first time headlining a feature.
The film also stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”) and Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead”).
The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.
Joining Jenkins behind the camera are director of photography Matthew Jensen (“Chronicle,” “Fantastic Four,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie,” “A Very Long Engagement,” “Pan”), and Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh (“Chicago,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “V for Vendetta”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Topsy-Turvy”).
Principal photography will take place on location in the UK, France and Italy.
Set to open in 2017, the Wonder Woman feature film is based on characters created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
A movie that is certainly “75 Years In The Making”, Wonder Woman will be released by Warner Bros. on June 23, 2017