Warner Bros. is hoping to make big waves at this years SDCC. Saturday the 23rd at 11:30 Warner Bros. will take over Hall H when master of ceremonies Conan O’Brien (Conan) starts things off with cast members and potential first looks at Suicide Squad, The LEGO Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Wonder Woman. Everything was outlined in Warner Bros. latest SDCC16 press release and while it may be a tad bit too soon (crossing your fingers might help) for a full-blown Wonder Woman trailer, a clip or teaser from director Patty Jenkins seems just about right. She’ll be on stage with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine for the Wonder Woman part of the Hall H Warner Bros. Panel. Included in the press release was the first official synopsis for Wonder Woman.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Wonder Woman” hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film is scheduled for release on June 2, 2017, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
It’s a duck out of water story with Diana Prince discovering the world outside her island paradise, but we can expect to see how dangerous that world can be fairly quickly. While many would have preferred the movie being set during World War Two, the World War One setting does provide a war front setting for Wonder Woman’s battle skills to shine.
It will be interesting to watch this character develop in the DC Cinematic Universe, will we see the Olympian gods get involved? They are a big part of the Wonder Woman mythos and with a world war going on outside Paradise Island, one would expect Mars the god of war to have dipped his hands into the whole mess, more likely he’ll have blood up to his elbows with his behind the scenes manipulations.
There are still quite a few well-known actors that have undefined and undeclared roles in Wonder Woman, could Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya and others be playing those Olympian roles?
Perhaps we’ll find out at SDCC16.
You can check out the press release in its entirety here.