First Synopsis for Wonder Woman Released

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 11:48AM
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Wonder Woman
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 11:48AM
First Synopsis for Wonder Woman Released
After Gal Godot's Diana Prince was one of the most acclaimed aspects of Batman v Superman, fans became even more excited to see the Wonder Woman solo movie hit the big screen. Now, the first synopsis has come out, and it hints at Diana's origins, as well as the role of Chris Pine's Steve Trevor:
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"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.
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From this summary, it seems like a fairly boilerplate origin story, but considering how much the DCEU has felt rushed so far, it might be refreshing to go back to the beginning and take our time getting to know the character. Plus, it seems to stay fairly faithful to the comics, particularly when it comes to Steve Trevor's damsel-in-distress role. 

Warner Bros.'s press release also revealed the screenwriters for the film for the first time: Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg, working from a story by Zack Snyder and Heinberg. Many fans will be upset to see Snyder's name in a creative capacity after Batman v Superman, but working on the story is not the same as writing the actual script. And as for the actual writers, Geoff Johns has generally been given more control over the DCEU, given his great track record and love for the material, while Heinberg is an Emmy-winning writer whose previous credits include classic shows like Gilmore Girls, The O.C., and Sex and the City, as well as recent critically acclaimed shows like HBO's Looking and Scandal. He has also written several comics, including Young Avengers for Marvel and JLA for DC Comics, alongside Geoff Johns. Overall, the film seems to be in good hands (although all things considered, it would have been nice if they could have gotten more women in there).

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.
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