Fans got their first look at the new Superman (Henry Cavill) in 2013's Man of Steel, and next year we'll get to see even more heroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One of those iconic crime fighters is Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), who is getting her own stand alone movie that starts production in November. Way back in December, we reported that Pan screenwriter Jason Fuchs will write the screenplay. But with shooting just a few months away, Warner Bros. still hasn't even confirmed his involvement. During an interview with Collider, the writer himself wouldn't confirm that he wrote the script, only saying "Warners has been very kind to me." He did offer his thoughts about how the DC Comics movie universe is much different from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"This is what I would say. When you work for DC, it's sort of like working for the CIA. You have a vow of silence. I think, as we speak, Zack Snyder's gonna come in here and put a muzzle on me. The trouble with these things is that you really can't say much. So I'm excited about everything that's going on in that universe. And I've certainly read the same reports you've read about my involvement and what that might be, but I can only speak to it as a fan. I can tell you, I am someone who from a very young age was a huge fan of DC Comics. A huge fan of that key troika in the Justice League of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as all the other characters. So I am very, very happy that that DC Cinematic Universe is finally being fleshed out. I don't think it's any secret that people who have seen the Batman v Superman trailer, the Suicide Squad trailer can see that this is a very different cinematic universe than the one that Marvel has constructed over at Disney, or the one that Simon Kinberg and company have constructed with X-Men over at Fox. It's a really specific, grand, slightly darker, slightly grittier place. As a fan of those comic books, a fan of those movies, I'm excited to see where it goes next."
No story details have been confirmed for Wonder Woman yet, but there have been plenty of rumors that have surfaced over the past few months. One such rumor claimed that Wonder Woman will be over 100 years old in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which have lead to rumors that the movie could follow the character's New 52 origins, where she is actually the daughter of Zeus, which would explain her "age." There have also been rumors that part of the movie will be set in Diana Prince's homeland of Themyscira, which may be shot in Italy.
Last week, we reported that Sean Bean is being eyed to play Ares, the God of War, while Eva Green is being courted to play Circe The Sorceress. This rumor has yet to be confirmed, but if it does become official, these characters could lend some credence to the rumor involving Wonder Woman's mythological origins as the daughter of Zeus. Both of these characters are said to be the title character's biggest adversaries, but we'll have to wait and see if the casting becomes official before shooting begins this November.
Wonder Woman will also return for Justice League Part 1 (November 11, 2017) and Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019), but it isn't known if Warner Bros. plans on putting her in more of their superhero movies. Patty Jenkins (Monster) has been set to direct, a filmmaker who was once set to direct Thor: The Dark World before dropping out. What do you think about these new details? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more updates.