Patty Jenkins. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Now you’re up to date on everything about Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment‘s next big hill to conquer in terms of its expanded superhero universe. It’s apparently supposed to begin shooting this fall, but there hasn’t been a lot of news about it other than the announcement of a director, and the casting of the film’s titular heroine, who will appear in next year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and her love interest. Most vexing, there isn’t even any absolute certainty about *when* the Wonder Woman is taking place in. Well, as luck would have it, there’s some news about that very subject this morning.
As you may recall, there was a rumor from Bleeding Cool last year that the planned Wonder Woman trilogy would be separated into three eras: the 20s, World War II, and the present day. Now, the rumor from Heroic Hollywood is that Wonder Woman (part 1) will take place half in World War I and half in the present day. I’d like to say that makes more sense, but it doesn’t.
In an additional piece of news in that same piece, apparently Wonder Woman will be about 200 years old when Batman V. Superman takes place, which makes sense because she a demi-god and essentially ageless. However, that really doesn’t explain the whole World War I angle, especially since Wonder Woman was introduced during World War II. Hopefully this doesn’t mean something silly and contrived like Wonder Woman meeting Steve Trevor in World War I and being there when he dies only to run into a descendant that looks suspicious exactly the same as Trevor in the present day. Warner Bros. wouldn’t do something that cliched would they?
Don’t answer that.
Wonder Woman will be in theaters everywhere in the Summer of 2017.