With 2015 behind us, moviegoers are gearing-up for an onslaught of highly-anticipated comic book movies in 2016 – starting with Deadpool in February, followed soon behind by the Justice League kickoff Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Initially developed as a Man of Steel sequel, Batman V Superman has grown into a full-on shared universe crossover movie – with planned appearances by iconic characters from both Batman and Superman’s respective colleagues and enemies. In addition to the titular heroes, Dawn of Justice will also include appearances from Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, and Alfred Pennyworth, with confirmed cameos from several future Justice Leaguers (in various stages of their superhero journeys).
While it remains unclear how much Cyborg and The Flash, for example, we’ll see in Batman V Superman, Warner Bros. has made it apparent that the comic book face-off/team-up features a major role for Wonder Woman. Making an appearance as both Diana Prince and Wonder Woman in the Dawn of Justice trailers, Gal Gadot has been a significant source of excitement – culminating in a show-stopping moment during the Doomsday battle. However, Batman V Superman is only the first stop on Wonder Woman’s big screen journey – as the character will return for a prequel story in 2017 (followed by future Justice League universe appearances). Now, as Warner Bros. begins production on Wonder Woman, the studio has unveiled an official logo for the film.
The logo made its debut on Twitter – as a background wallpaper and profile image for the official Wonder Woman film account.
Check out the image in full below (via @WonderWomanFilm):
The Wonder Woman film Twitter account was only recently activated – and features just one tweet (the previously released image of Gal Gadot in costume that marked the start of filming), posted only 24 hours before the logo debuted. Currently, at the time of this writing, the account only has 1,700 followers (though expect that number to increase dramatically in the coming days) – meaning that the studio is likely just getting the film’s social media presence in place.
How active the account will be, as well as how much the filmmakers will reveal during shooting, remains to be seen – but, given that social media reveals have been a major component of Batman V Superman‘s marketing campaign, readers who are active on Twitter will definitely want to give the account a follow. After all, Zack Snyder’s Twitter followers were treated to first-look reveals of everything from bald Lex Luthor to Aquaman in costume to the Batman V Superman Batmobile, so there’s reason to think that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins or Warner Bros. PR will take a similar approach with the WWI-set prequel tale. Given that set photos from the film are already appearing online, it’s likely that Warner Bros. will continue to use social media as a means to drown out leaks with a steady stream of official reveals.
As for the official logo itself, there isn’t a lot to analyze at this stage. The design takes blends the classic “stacked” double-W Wonder Woman logo with real-world textures and color themes from the character’s upcoming onscreen aesthetic. In keeping with Snyder’s depiction, the logo looks less like a superhero insignia and more like the symbol of esteemed warrior race – with ornate embellishments inspired by Wonder Woman’s eagle breastplate.
That all said, the timing of the Wonder Woman logo reveal and Twitter account debut is interesting – given that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are already teasing several reveals during tonight’s DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League TV event, including a sneak peek at Wonder Woman. So, it’s likely the logo and Twitter account won’t be the only Wonder Woman news for today – given that the studio has also dropped first-look concept artwork of their founding Justice League members as well.
Check out the concept artwork featuring Aquaman, Cyborg, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash below (which was posted over at the DC Films Facebook page):
It’s worth noting that the Dawn of Justice League teaser image is stylized concept artwork – meaning the costume designs for new characters that have yet to be seen onscreen may not be finalized. Still, the designs certainly give an idea of what the studio is using as a template for The Flash and Cyborg, even if the on-screen versions depicted in Justice League are ultimately a bit different.
We’ll keep you updated with any reveals from the Dawn of the Justice League TV preview as well as future updates from Wonder Woman and Justice League production.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will see theatrical release on March 25th, 2016, followed by Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23rd, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17th, 2017; The Flash on March 23rd, 2018; Aquaman on July 27th, 2018; Shazam on April 5th, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14th, 2019; Cyborg on April 3rd, 2020; and Green Lantern on June 19th, 2020. The Superman and Batman solo films have release dates TBD.