Wonder Woman Movie: What We Know So Far
Every time we talk about Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow-up here on CinemaBlend, we refer to it by its official name, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is certainly an accurate title, as the film does promise to feature the titular heroes squaring off, but it leaves out the third big player who is getting her live-action feature debut in the project: Wonder Woman
The great Amazonian superhero was introduced in Snyder’s movie when it hit theaters on March 25, 2016. While it was originally unclear how screenwriters Snyder, David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio (Argo) planned to use Princess Diana of Themyscira in the film, she played a key role in the movie, by acting as a foil to Bruce Wayne, and later helping Batman and Superman defeat Doomsday.
We’re still waiting on a lot of answers to our most pressing queries, but for now, let’s dig into everything we know about Wonder Woman’s cinematic future, as Warner and DC Comics try to get their collective act in gear and keep pace with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What Is The Wonder Woman RatingSince Wonder Woman is still being filmed, the movie doesn't have an official rating just yet. But, DC representatives have already said that they want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy the DCEU, which would mean having the film shoot for a PG-13 rating. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice garnered that rating for its 2016 release, and Suicide Squad is also looking to get the same sort-of kid friendly rating. There's no reason, right now, to assume that Wonder Woman will be darker than either of those two films.
What Is The Wonder Woman Release DateThere has been plenty of buzz going around over the last few months pointing to the idea that a Wonder Woman movie was in the works at Warner Bros., but what once was merely rumor is now official fact. The studio has confirmed that they are indeed giving the heroine her own film, and that it will be coming out on June 23, 2017 – five months before Justice League: Part One is released. This means that production on both movies is going to have to take place next year, which means serious work for the actress playing the crucial superhero role.
What Is Wonder Woman AboutAt this point, no plot details have been officially announced. All we know for certain (thanks to leaked set photos) is at least part of Wonder Woman will take place during World War I, and Diana will be in the outside world on a journey, specifically England. Because she’s a mythical being, she’ll look exactly the same then as she will in the present day. However, several reports indicate the movie will take in two different time periods. Things will kick of during the Great War in Europe, and then jump to the present day, either shortly before or after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There may even be third pre-20th century period in there as well. As the later sections will detail, moviegoers can also expect Greek mythology will be heavily featured in the movie, which isn’t surprising given how important it’s been in Wonder Woman’s history on the printed page and other media.
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