It appears as though through a Comic Con press release, we have finally received an official synopsis for the highly anticipated Wonder Woman film, starring Gal Gadot. With that reveal we also got a shocking revelation that Jason Fuchs, who was originally thought to be the writer on this film is actually not the writer.
WONDER WOMAN 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.
As stated above we were given the full cast of characters as well as the writers of this film.
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.
This is interesting to see as it appears Geoff Johns was able to co-write this film as well as Allan Heinberg, this will also mark Heinberg’s first feature film and it’s interesting that he’s attached as writer, as he had previously served as the Executive Producer on the never produced Wonder Woman series for The CW called Amazon, this was not the NBC series that was shot with Adrienne Palicki and not picked up.
With Geoff Johns attached to the film’s creative process as the co-writer of this film, its clear that he has been attached to the DC Extended Universe even before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released and he was announced as the head of the DC Extended Universe. This also explains further as to why he has stayed close to the films overall production.
It’s still a mystery than as to why Jason Fuchs had talked about working with DC Entertainment and specifically Zack Snyder if he was not actually writing the film. Could he have originally been writing it and stepped aside quietly?
He could also be attached to another DC Project and was referring to that film. It’s also important to note he never did confirm this was the film he was working on. He could have also been one of the 6 writers that was supposedly working on the film before Director Patty Jenkins signed on. He is also the writer that was hired to write the Lobo film, so its possible that was the film he was talking about.
This is certainly exciting news as Geoff Johns is one of the best writers in the DC Comics Universe and now he is making it a point to put his stamp on the films.
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