2017 is the year in which the Justice League finally make their leap to the big screen in live-action form, as part of the DC Extended Universe that currently includes Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Before Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash join forces however, filmgoers will get to see Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince in her own solo DCEU movie.
Wonder Woman, as directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) and co-written by Allan Heinberg (The Catch) and DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns, explores Diana’s history as a superhero, taking audiences back to WWI: the first time that Diana left her home island of Themyscira and was exposed to the ugliness that mankind is capable of. While much of the Wonder Woman discussion and rumors of late have centered on the identity of the film’s villain (and who’s playing them), Diana herself is featured front and center in the latest magazine cover released to promote the movie.
The latest suscribers-only cover for Empire Magazine features Gadot’s Wonder Woman shining bright as ever, along with a tagline teasing “Now the World is Ready for You”. Those who don’t have a subscription to Empire can still check out a (non-high-res) version of the cover below, via a photograph of the cover that was posted online through the SHH Forum.
Warner Bros. is going to be promoting both Justice League and Wonder Woman throughout the year, meaning that Gadot as Diana is bound to get more time in the spotlight in total than her fellow Justice League superhero actors. A new trailer for the Wonder Woman movie could even be arriving as soon as the beginning of March, attached to select prints of the X-Men franchise film Logan in theaters. The next trailer for Justice League will follow sometime after that, based on recent comments made by Justice League director Zack Snyder (who is credited for co-writing the story for Wonder Woman with Johns).
It’s not clear what comes next for Gadot’s Diana Prince after Justice League hits theaters, but the star may yet have a bright future in the DCEU. There have been signs that female DC characters will become the bread and butter of the DCEU down the line, between the upcoming Wonder Woman film and developing projects such as Gotham City Sirens (not to mention, the rumored Birds of Prey DCEU movie). If the Wonder Woman solo vehicle goes over as well with audiences and critics as the folk who run things over at WB/DC believe it will, then it’s plausible that Wonder Woman 2 could even move forward before the next DCEU solo feature for a character such as Superman lands a green-light.
Source: Empire [via SHH Forum]