Every time we talk about Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow-up here on Cinema Blend, we refer to it by its official name, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is certainly an accurate title, as the film does promise to feature the titular heroes squaring off, but it leaves out the third big player who is getting her live-action feature debut in the project: Wonder Woman
The great Amazonian superhero will be introduced in Snyder’s movie when it reaches theaters on May 6, 2016. It’s unclear at the moment, however, how screenwriters Snyder, David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio (Argo) plan to use Princess Diana of Themyscira in this film. Will it be a more limited role, letting the film focus more on its eponymous characters? Or will she be an integral part of the narrative, assisting Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) as they contend with the evil schemes of the already announced Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg)? Perhaps the biggest question overall, however, is in regard to how Batman v Superman will lead into her officially announced solo film, which is now officially in the works.
We’re still waiting on a lot of answers to our most pressing queries, but for now, let’s dig into everything we know about Wonder Woman’s cinematic future, as Warner and DC Comics try to get their collective act in gear and keep pace with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Release Date
There has been plenty of buzz going around over the last few months pointing to the idea that a Wonder Woman movie was in the works at Warner Bros., but what once was merely rumor is now official fact. The studio has confirmed that they are indeed giving the heroine her own film, and that it will be coming out in 2017 – the same year as Justice League Part 1. This means that production on both movies is going to have to take place next year, which means serious work for the actress playing the crucial superhero role…
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