There is finally some information out on the new Wonder Woman movie, but people are not too pleased about it. Set for a 2017 summer release, the film will star Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (who we just met in this spring’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Chris Pine, and will focus on the origins of the famous character. According to the summary Warner Bros. released, an Amazonian warrior princess named Diana (AKA Wonder Woman) meets an American pilot (dreamy Pine) when he lands on her island. She then leaves home to help him fight an epic world war, and discovers her awesome powers in the process. Pine really does bring out the best in women doesn’t he?
But the plot of the story, though we’ve all probably heard it before, isn’t what is bothering people. It is that three men wrote the script. Zack Snyder (who wrote Batman v Superman) and Geoff Johns of DC Films collaborated with screenwriter Allan Heinberg for the project. All of these guys are super talented, but the internet is none too happy to hear that not one woman was involved in a story about arguably DC Comics’ most important female character. According to The Verge, Michelle McClaren was involved at one point but then exited the project.
However, Heinberg, whose screenwriting credits for The O.C. and Gilmore Girls should put us in good hands. Plus, Patty Jenkins is directing and Deborah Snyder and Rebecca Roven are both on board as producer and executive producer.
Here is the full official synopsis for the film below:
“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.
Via The Verge