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 did feature the titular heroes squaring off, but it leaves out the third big player who got 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, helping Batman and Superman defeat Doomsday, and teaming up with Bruce Wayne to assemble the Justice League in the wake of Superman's death.
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. Let's start by taking a look at the most recent trailer for Wonder Woman.
Man, I have to say, that looks amazing, doesn't it? Now, let's get down to what we know so far about Wonder Woman and her upcoming big screen adventure!
What Is The Wonder Woman Rating
The MPAA recently came out and slapped Wonder Woman with a PG-13 rating, which should come as no surprise to anyone who has kept up with the superhero genre in recent years. No DCEU film has received an R-rating for a theatrical release, and while there have been rumors that DC is toying with the possibility of an R-rated movie somewhere down the line, the odds of Wonder Woman being the film to receive that rating was always slim to none. Wonder Woman specifically received its PG-13 rating "for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content," which means that the WWI setting and Diana's romantic entanglement with Steve Trevor were likely the two biggest contributing factors.
What Is The Wonder Woman Release Date
For months there was plenty of buzz going around pointing to the idea that a Wonder Woman movie was in the works at Warner Bros., but what once was merely rumor has now been official fact for quite some time. The studio has confirmed that the heroine and her very own film will be coming to theaters this summer, on June 2, 2017 -- five months before Justice League is released. This will allow the Wonder Woman character to become more fully fleshed out and understood by more casual members of the audience before she takes on a stronger leadership role during the events of Justice League.
What Is Wonder Woman About
Wonder Woman is a flashback film that centers on Diana Prince's introduction to the world during WWI. Based upon everything that we have seen from the trailers, it opens on her training to becoming the most highly skilled Amazon warrior (and best fighter in the DC universe) until Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on her home island of Themyscira. Upon learning of the horrors of WWI, Diana chooses to leave her home and embark on an adventure to save the world from destruction. The WWI setting is of particular importance, as it indicates the fact that Wonder Woman's arch nemesis Ares (a being who feeds on conflict) is pulling strings behind the scenes to plunge the world into complete and utter chaos.