Gal Gadot’s version of Wonder Woman proved to be one of best things about this year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Fans still have to wait almost a year before the movie premieres, though. But will the Wonder Woman solo movie really come later than expected?
Producers have been marketing this movie as the first summer tent pole superhero film to feature a woman in the title role in recent years. However, some fans noticed that there were no women on the writing team for this movie.
Some, like online news editor Kwame Opam, even took issue with this. Will the film studio listen to their detractors for once? Will the iconic DC character’s standalone film really come out later to make way for female screenwriters?
The film has already finished shooting earlier this year. And, according to the Verge, the Wonder Woman solo movie will still premiere as scheduled. Three men, including screenwriter Allan Heinberg, Batman v. Superman director Zack Snyder, and DC Films head Geoff Johns, collaborated in writing this movie. However, Opam, who works for the Verge as a news editor, thinks Warner Bros. should have at least reconsidered.
Opam pointed out that Wonder Woman‘s set to become an “important milestone” in this particular juncture in Hollywood’s history. But, according to him, the decision of Warner Bros. to keep women from having a hand in telling her story “puts a black mark on that otherwise noteworthy achievement.” Will producers still change their minds? No word as of yet to confirm this. Stay tuned for updates.
Meanwhile, Gadot recently told Entertainment Weekly how important it had been for this DC film to have a female director. “I’m lucky in that I’ve worked with men who have a lot of respect for women. But working with a woman is a different experience,” the actress explained. “The communication is different… we communicate with our eyes. She doesn’t need to say a thing… [Director Patty Jenkins] knows exactly what she wants Wonder Woman to be.”
The Wonder Woman solo movie will hit the big screen on June 2, 2017.