Yesterday brought the big news that Gal Gadot's deal with Warner Bros. will see the actress play Wonder Woman in three upcoming feature film projects, but what remained unclear were the exact specifications of the contract. Will the character only be getting the chance to appear alongside other superheroes on the big screen, or will she finally be getting a solo movie of her very own? Today Variety has found an answer to that important question. According to the trade's sources, the first project in Gadot's contract will be Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, a.k.a. Batman vs. Superman, but in the next few years she will also be starring in both Justice League and Wonder Woman movies.
While it may seem as though this is a big, long-term plan for WB, the new report seems to suggest that the studio is still trying to play it safe with Princess Diana of Themyscira. The contract that Gadot signed is half the length of the ones most stars get over at Marvel Studios - where stars are locked in with six-picture deals - and the reason for this is because Warners is still unsure about how audiences will react to the portrayal. Variety says, "Since its taken so long to find the right parts to make a Wonder Woman movie work, WB and DC don’t want to rush into a large commitment if fans are still not drawn to a standalone movie featuring the character."
Still, the studio does seem very dedicated to making an big screen version of the classic superheroine work on the big screen. In October of last year Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara identified the character as a priority, the studio needing to find a way to expand their DC Comics movies beyond just Batman and Superman, and just a few weeks later Warner Bros.’s President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman echoed those comments by saying:
"We are taking it all very seriously and are trying to do a plan that’s respectful to those characters and maximizes the stories as best they can. So everything that has been speculated are things that we’ve thought about."
Gadot will be making her debut as Wonder Woman alongside Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, which will begin production in May and is now scheduled to be released on May 6, 2016 instead of its original July 17, 2015 date.
Are you excited for Gadot's version of Wonder Woman? Do you think she could end up playing the character for many years to come? Would you prefer to see a Wonder Woman movie before or after a Justice League movie? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.