We Just Learned A Bunch Of New Stuff About Wonder Woman
As you may have heard, Wonder Woman has had a long, rocky road to the big screen. It’s been hard to keep track of this project’s many incarnations over the years, but we can say that a long list of screenwriters have been involved at one time or another. As a result, fairly designating screenplay credit is guaranteed to be difficult, but thanks to a new press release from DC, we have some idea what the company has in mind. While Jason Fuchs was previously announced as the film’s screenwriter, Zack Snyder, Geoff Johns, and Allan Heinberg are now being listed as the authors of the Wonder Woman script.
As you may know, Snyder is the now notorious director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Geoff Johns is DC’s Chief Creative Officer. In other words, both are powerful players in the world of DC, making them precisely the kind of people who tend to grasp at unwarranted screenwriting credits. Of course, there’s also the chance that they really are deserving, in which case these credits are likely to survive the Writers Guild of America arbitration process. (In the case of Ant-Man, Marvel tried to dump Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish from the credits, only to see their names restored by the WGA.)
As for Allan Heinberg, he would appear to be the only full-time screenwriter in the bunch, but his credits (Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey’s Anatomy) do little to inspire confidence in his superhero writing abilities. For some fans, this may all sound like cause for concern, but all we really have to judge Wonder Woman’s script is a weirdly punctuated new plot synopsis:
“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.”
Coherent or not, Wonder Woman arrives in theatres on June 2, 2017. You’ve already seen the title character in Batman v Superman, but you can learn a little more about her in the featurette below.