First Looks: Wonder Woman Revving Up


First Looks: Wonder Woman Revving Up

It’s taken many years for a serious Wonder Woman project to make it to the screen (of any size), so we should all be excited to see the Amazon when she debuts in 2017.

The casting of Gal Gadot was met with mixed reviews, but none of us can really make up our minds about it until we see her first in March’s Batman v Superman. That moment will be the first time we’ll actually get to see the Trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman on the big screen EVER.

How cool is that?

The film version in DC’s new cinematic shared universe has now begun filming with an official release and first pictures.

"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."

I, personally, have been waiting for a serious take on Diana since few people actually understand the character…or at least what the good representations of her are.

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DC dropped the ball a few years back by first hiring Joss Whedon to write and direct the project, then letting him go over creative differences. Marvel scooped him up and…well…you know the rest.

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For some good comic arcs we suggest reading Brian Azzarello’s run from the New 52 (surprisingly) and Greg Rucka’s run from the mid 2000’s. They’ll help you understand the modern Wonder Woman that we’ll see in live action.