Warner Bros technically launched their DC Comics Extended Universe with the premiere of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel in 2013 - though it wasn't confirmed to be part of a larger shared universe until later. Warner Bros officially kicked the DCEU into high gear starting in 2016 with the releases of Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - a loose followup to Man of Steel - and David Ayer's Suicide Squad. However, both films were met with divisive reactions among critics and viewers. Now, many DC Comics fans are turning their attention to the 2017 releases: the Wonder Woman solo film and Justice League team-up.
Patty Jenkins directed Wonder Woman and the movie is currently in post-production ahead of its June release date. Both Jenkins and star Gal Gadot have been hyping the Wonder Woman film for some time, and Warner Bros has already released two trailers for the movie - though the full-blown marketing push may not ramp up for another few months yet. Still, Jenkins recently took to social media to tease how the post-production process is coming along on Wonder Woman.
Jenkins posted a photo on Twitter of the Wonder Woman scoring session, and teased that she's "seeing final effects" for the film, which likely means they're pretty far along in the post-production process. Hacksaw Ridge composer Rupert Gregson-Williams is scoring Wonder Woman, and Jenkins teases an "epic" soundtrack. Take a look at the photo and Jenkins' tweet:
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) January 27, 2017
It was reported late in 2016 that Wonder Woman was heading into reshoots, which they've since completed, so it's not unreasonable that the film would be putting the finishing touches on effects and moving ahead in post-production. Of course, reshoots have become the cause for fan concern in recent years, especially those who follow the DCEU since many blame reshoots for the problems in Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad. That said, reshoots are a part of the process for any big blockbuster film - including the well-received Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Still, many are looking to Wonder Woman to be the first critical success of the DCEU, with fans hoping Jenkins' film will be more well received than even Diana Prince's first appearance in Batman V Superman - which was a standout for many viewers. It remains to be seen whether Wonder Woman will be the saving grace fans hope it to be, or if it will receive similarly negative reviews as previous DCEU installments.
Considering how far along in post-production Jenkins appears to be on Wonder Woman, though, it may not be too long before Warner Bros begins screening the film for fans. Then, early reactions will hit the web, followed by early reviews, and fans will be able to get an idea of what to expect from Diana Prince's solo outing. But first, Gregson-Williams will need to complete his "epic" score of Wonder Woman.
Source: Patty Jenkins
- Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020