While it remains to be seen what the fortunes of Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe project will be with the release of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, eyes will thereafter turn to Wonder Woman. The studio faces an uphill climb following the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman represents the next big opportunity to find both critical and commercial success.
While details regarding Wonder Woman‘s solo effort have been coming in bits and pieces, Warner Bros. had yet to release a full synopsis. That is no longer the case, however, as fans anticipating the heroine’s solo-feature debut can read the official synopsis for the film, which is due to hit theaters next June.
As part of a press release laying out Warner Bros.’ big plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2016, the studio laid out the following as the first official plot synopsis for the Patty Jenkins-directed period-actioner Wonder Woman, with the script credited to Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy) and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns (based on a screen story by Heinberg and Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder):
“’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Many fans will likely be encouraged that this synopsis hews fairly close to the broader outlines of the traditional Wonder Woman origin story, first conceived by creator William Moulton Marston and most-recently revisited by Grant Morrison in Wonder Woman: Earth One. The one major change for the movie (so far) appears to be that the arrival Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor will spur Diana to travel to Man’s World to fight in World War I rather than WWII — which was a contemporary event in the original comics.
Left unanswered are questions of whether or not the character’s full origin will keep to similarly classical roots (traditionally, Wonder Woman is “born” from a clay baby statue being imbued with life by a Greek goddess, though recent revisions usually give her a more conventional father instead), whether any of her comic book villains will play a role in the film, and what events of the plot will leave her in the position she’s found in Batman V Superman. Here’s hoping that at least some of these questions will be answered come SDCC.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 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. The Flash is currently without a release date.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures