As Warner Bros. launched their DC Comics superhero universe, they took a rather curious approach when it came to producing scripts for the various films on their slate. Essentially, they hired a handful of scribes to write competing versions of the script, and then picked the best one to work with. On the one hand, you could see WB’s side of things, that the process winds up with the best script landing on their desk. But the other side of the coin is that it makes it look like they have absolutely no vision for the characters they are working with, and hoping the approach will churn up a good idea. Certainly, the fact that “Wonder Woman” had five different screenwriters tackling the property before cameras rolled doesn’t sound like a great idea, but it looks like WB has finally figured out who to credit.
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In the latest press release for the film, the screenplay is now credited to Allan Heinberg (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Sex and The City” — this will be his first feature film credit) and DC Films honcho/DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. Does that mean the pair of them went off in a room together and banged out the script? I kinda doubt it. I wouldn’t be surprised if good ideas and elements from other scripts were borrowed, and the duo reshaped them and added their own input for the final material. And then there was probably a process involving the Writer’s Guild of America to figure out who gets their name on the finished product. Again, that’s just my guess.
At any rate, there will be much more to come from “Wonder Woman” when it hits Comic Con in a couple of weeks. The film opens on June 2, 2017. Check out the press release below. [Collider]
“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.