Rumored Screenwriter For Wonder Woman Expresses His Excitement For The DCEU

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 6:57PM
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 6:57PM
Rumored Screenwriter For Wonder Woman Expresses His Excitement For The DCEU
Jason Fuchs, the screenwriter for the upcoming Warner Bros. film entitled Pan, has been rumored for quite some time to be the writer entrusted with the task of coming up with the screenplay for 2017's Wonder Woman. Supposedly, WB was so impressed with Fuchs abilities after reading his script of Pan that they invited him to write their story of the DC Comics' Amazonian princess, Wonder Woman. Now, a recent interview with Fuchs conducted by Collider has surfaced in which the famed screenwriter gives his answer to whether or not he's actually involved with the project.



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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.
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So there's still no definite answer as to whether or not Fuchs will actually be working on the film. The fact that he did not deny his involvement may be telling, however. His comparison of DC with the CIA almost guarantees that he's going to be involved in the DCEU in some capacity (why else even mention the need to keep quiet?). This may very well be a case where not being able to comment might as well mean "yes, I'm involved."

During the interview, Fuchs also expressed his excitement for DC's cinematic universe, but strictly "as a fan." Just as well, he made sure to get in a comment about the primary differences that exist between the films of DC and their chief rival, Marvel, saying "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." Of course, this doesn't really come as news to fans of comic book movies; it's been evident for quite some time that DC's approach to their cinematic universe will be darker and grittier than Marvel's approach with their own films.

Fuchs is certainly right to be excited about where the DCEU is going, though. While Marvel has done an excellent job in at crafting fun-filled superhero flicks in recent years, it'll be a refreshing change of pace to see additional comic book movies take place in a more grounded and serious universe. And from the looks of it, Fuchs may actually be playing a part in crafting that universe as well.

Wonder Woman will hit theaters in her first solo film ever (which Fuchs may or may not be screenwriting) on June 23rd, 2017.
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