If you only went by the general news cycle, you’d have to think that Warner Bros. and their ambitious DC Extended Universe movie project has been getting nothing but bad news lately. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice drew poor reviews, and was recently confirmed to fall short of its once-presumed box-office target. But while negative press have likely taken their toll, the studio still expects big things of upcoming pieces of the project like Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman.
The latter film recently wrapped much of its principal shooting and is now heading into post-production, with director Patty Jenkins sharing a cast/crew group photo to mark the occasion.
The photo, which features Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot front and center in costume, highlights the big-scale nature of the project, which has been shooting in multiple locations all over the world in order to create the expansive scope of the storyline. The film will involve the immortal Amazon princess becoming embroiled in the chaotic events of World War I — a scenario already teased during her appearance in Dawn of Justice.
Patty Jenkins is directing the feature, her largest-budgeted projected to date. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though it is presumed that the film will be an origin story adapting a version of Wonder Woman’s conventional backstory wherein Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, an American soldier, finds himself the first man to set foot on a magical island inhabited by immortal warrior women whose greatest fighter (Gadot) he convinces to return with him to “Man’s World” and join the war effort. Jenkins was previously set to helm Thor: The Dark World for Marvel before exiting for creative differences.
Gadot’s Wonder Woman is next slated to appear in Justice League, though it’s unclear whether or not she or Ben Affleck’s Batman will be asked to be part of the soon-to-shoot Flash and Aquaman projects. Affleck, thus far, is confirmed to be part of Suicide Squad, and is being increasingly positioned to play an ever more central role in the DCEU continuity.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is now playing in U.S. theaters. Suicide Squad will arrive on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020.
Source: Patty Jenkins