‘Wonder Woman’ Solo Film to Begin Shooting in November
We’re still a little less than two years out from the release of Wonder Woman, DC and WB’s first solo female superhero film, but production is already set to begin this fall with director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine — which means it’s only a matter of months before set photos begin trickling out to the delight of the entire internet.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman producer Deborah Snyder (who is also director Zack Snyder’s wife and longtime producing partner) was a guest at the Geena Davis Institute last week (via ComingSoon), where she revealed that Wonder Woman is heading into production this November. Snyder said that in addition to having Jenkins directing, WB is also looking to hire a lot of women behind the scenes:
We still wanted a female director and we found Patty Jenkins, who had the right vision and the same vision that we had for the character. We’re really happy that we’re going to be going into production in November, it’s been a really great process. We’ve tried to hire as many female members of the crew as possible.
That’s a great place for Snyder to break the news, as the Geena Davis Institute provides annual reports on women in front of and behind the scenes in film and television — and those statistics tend to be quite depressing, with women vastly underrepresented on both ends of production.
The solo Wonder Woman film is reportedly the first in a planned trilogy, and will see Gal Gadot’s titular hero on her home of Paradise Island, where a mysterious stranger (Chris Pine as Steve Trevor) arrives asking for her help back in our world. It’s also been rumored that the first film will take place during World War I.
Gadot will first make her debut as the iconic hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters on March 25, 2016. Wonder Woman arrives on June 23, 2017.