‘Wonder Woman’ Updates: New Director and New Filming Date Revealed

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago

The MARVEL Cinematic Universe should now be watching its back, now more than ever, as the Cinematic Universe, or the DC Extended Universe  will be launching itself into the known world, starting with the upcoming films “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad”, which will both be premiering next year. However, aside from these two, another highly anticipated film in the fledgling franchise is Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” film, which, according to recent reports, has just undergone some major developments which will help the movie move forward. WARNING: This article may contain spoilers for the upcoming “Wonder Woman” film. Read on to learn more about the interesting developments that have just occurred for the “Wonder Woman” movie.

In a culture that is saturated with male superheroes, it is refreshing to see that MARVEL and DC will both be launching solo films within their respective cinematic universe’s. It will launch two major superheroines- MARVEL’s “Captain Marvel” and DC’s “Wonder Woman.”

However, as MARVEL Studios “Captain Marvel” won’t be released until 2018, fans of superheroines and of Wonder Woman will be able to see the Amazonian Diana Prince first on the big screen. Her film is slated to be released in 2017, and as of today, according to ComicBook.com, there has been two major developments for the film.

According to the report, during the recently concluded Geena Davis Institute’s Gender in Media Event, Zack Snyder’s wife, Deborah Snyder, who is also producing the film, announced that “Wonder Woman” will begin to film this coming November.

Aside from this, Snyder, in the video, which can also be found on the official Twitter account of the event, stated that “Monster” director Patty Jenkins will be replacing the initially announced director of the film, Michelle MacLaren.

According to Snyder, Jenkins shares the same vision that they have for Diana Prince’s character. She added that they tried as much as possible to hire more females as part of the production staff and crew.

So far, according to Screen Rant, what is known about the upcoming film is that actor Chris Pine will be portraying Steve Trevor, a World War II pilot who served as Diana Prince’s romantic interest.

The outlet also reports that all signs suggest that Pine’s Trevor will be closest to his current, New 52 iteration. He acts as a liaison between superheroes like Diana Prince and government agencies, such as A.R.G.U.S. and Amanda Waller, who will be portrayed by Viola Davis in the upcoming “Suicide Squad” movie.


This, however, is all in continuity with the DC mythology and the mythology within the DC Extended Universe.

Are you excited for the “Wonder Woman” movie? What do you think of Patty Jenkins as a director? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And those were the latest developments for the upcoming superheroine film, “Wonder Woman”.  For more news and updates  on the DC Extended Universe and “Wonder Woman”,  keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.