Producer Wesley Coller, who has worked with director Zack Snyder since his directorial debut Dawn Of The Dead, spoke about the inclusion of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in Batman Vs. Superman in a recent interview.
"(My daughter's) favorite book is this little Wonder Woman flip book. It has the lasso, the invisible plane, the bracelets - every page has an image she's just in awe with. And something that's become a reality, being a dad with a new daughter, is that I have a special place in my heart for the idea of a strong, empowered female superhero being out there."
When asked if there will be a Wonder Woman spin-off movie, that isn't their focus as of now.
"We're super excited to have her in the film, it will be a ton of fun, but at the same time, we've got to stay focused on the film we're working on now."
The producer also spoke about the reaction to Ben Affleck being cast as Batman.
"I've developed a pretty good perspective on this. Anything you do that's culturally significant, or any time you deal with an iconic character or story, you're going to hear responses from every possible perspective. So nothing surprises me anymore. If anything, that gauges the relevance of a property or character, and it's invigorating to know people care that much. It inspires you to make the coolest version of the movie that you can. Ben is the perfect fit for Zack's vision for this story."
Wesley Coller, an Eastern Michigan University Graduate, also talked about returning to his home state of Michigan when production begins next year.
"As producers, we have to look at a broad spectrum of factors. The main thing ... is whether it satisfies Zack's creative needs. Does it have what we need in terms of settings? Does it budgetarily make sense? Does it make sense seasonally? When we got to doing that, scheduling-wise, there were a ton of variables to take into account. And as we checked more and more boxes on our list, and the answer was, again and again, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, it just made sense. So we started pursuing that. But I held off as long as I could, telling my parents about it. When I finally called, I said, 'Sorry I couldn't tell you sooner.' They're beside themselves that we're coming back for a long spell."