The Wonder Woman Movie Has New Screenwriters, And This Is Why We're Excited

Wonder Woman

It's taken nearly 20 years to get make a Wonder Woman movie made, but following her cinematic debut earlier this year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Amazonian superhero will finally lead her own big screen adventure in 2017. For a long time, it was believed that Pan's Jason Fuchs and another rumored scribe were writing Wonder Woman. However, now it's been confirmed that the movie has instead been penned by a different duo, both of whom are well-versed in the world of DC Comics.

A Warner Bros press release (via Collider) lists Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg as the Wonder Woman screenwriters. It's unclear whether those two revised Fuch's existing screenplay or started from scratch, but either way, they're the brains behind her adventure next year. Zack Snyder has also received a "Story By" credit with Heinberg, which isn't surprising given that he paved the way for DCEU involvement in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Nowadays, Geoff Johns' duties as DC Comics consist of being its Chief Creative Officer and overseeing the DC Extended Universe with Jon Berg, but he has years of experience writing various DC books, like Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash, Batman: Year One, DC Universe: Rebirth #1 and many more. He has also written episodes for Smallville, Arrow and The Flash. We've known for almost a year that he's co-writing the upcoming Batman movie with Ben Affleck, but it looks like Wonder Woman will be his first official DCEU writing entry. Considering how often he's written Wonder Woman in his Justice League series and other books, he has a firm grasp on the character.

Allan Heinberg might not be as familiar a name, but when it comes to Wonder Woman, he also has a great background for writing her movie. After co-writing a JLA arc with Geoff Johns, he relaunched the Wonder Woman book with artist Terry Dodson following the Infinite Crisis event. Over at Marvel, he wrote the Young Avengers book, where he introduced prominent gay characters Wiccan and Hulkling. His non-comic book media credits include being a writer and producer on Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Gilmore Girls and The Catch. Both men were also intended to be executive producers on The CW's Amazon TV series years back, which was intended to explore Wonder Woman's origin, but was never ordered.

Taking place nearly 100 years before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman will follow Diana as she ventures out into "man's world" after a pilot (a.k.a. Chris Pine's Steve Trevor) crash-lands on Themyscira and tells her about a massive conflict raging throughout the rest of the world. While traversing Europe during World War I, she'll not only learn about humanity, but also about her full powers and her destiny.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.

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