Junkie XL Shoots Down Wonder Woman Composing Rumors
When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this March, it will not only be the first time that Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) are seen on the big screen together, it will also mark a unique collaboration between two beloved composers. Way back in November 2014, it was confirmed that Hans Zimmer and Tom Holkenberg, best known as Junkie XL, will both work on the score. Hans Zimmer will be crafting the Superman theme while Junkie XL will work on the music for Batman. Last night, Junkie XL posted a cryptic Facebook message, which some fans thought meant he would also be providing the score for Wonder Woman, but the composer clarified on his Twitter page that he will not be scoring this movie.
In a Facebook post that was later removed, Junkie XL welcomed Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman into a growing group of cinematic female heroes such as Mad Max: Fury Road's Furiosa (Charlize Theron), Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) from 300: Rise of an Empire and Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) from Divergent. Since Junkie XL provided the scores for all three of these movies, many assumed that he would be scoring Wonder Woman as well. He later removed the Facebook post and clarified on Twitter that he isn't scoring Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman started production in November, but we already saw the first footage from this movie a few days ago during The CW's new DC Films special. Last year a rumor surfaced that Wonder Woman will be set in three different time periods and settings. One of these settings is Diana's homeland of Themyscira, and it is rumored that the Italy portion of the shoot will be used for the Themyscira scenes. It was also recently confirmed that another setting is World War I, with the last setting being present day, which will connect the movie to her appearance in the upcoming Justice League Part 1.
Connie Nielsen most recently signed on to play the title character's mother Hippolyta. She joins a cast that also includes Chris Pine as the title character's love interest, Steve Trevor, along with Ewen Bremner, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis and Saïd Taghmaoui. No details have been given for the rest of the supporting cast quite yet. There have also been rumors that Sean Bean and Eva Green were playing the main villains Ares and Circe, but their involvement hasn't been confirmed either.
Patty Jenkins (Monster) is directing Wonder Woman from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs (Pan), with Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder producing. Principal photography is taking place on location in the UK, France and Italy. No plot details have been revealed yet. Take a look at the first footage from the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman, which hits theaters on June 23, 2017.