Despite Warner Brothers announcing a release date of June 23 2017, her inclusion in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ finding an actress and a director, and all the kudos the studio has received on making the first real female superhero movie and finally bringing the Amazonian princess to the big screen, it seems we’ve all had the wool pulled over our eyes, as ‘Wonder Woman,’ according to its helmer, doesn’t have a script yet and has yet to get the green light from Warner Brothers. In an excerpt from a recent interview with director Michelle MacLaren, she says:
“During a lunch last month at the Soho House in West Hollywood, I ask the director for details about the DC Comics epic Wonder Woman, which she was picked to direct after a lengthy, widely publicized search. She stirs her tea. Then she warns that at the moment there is no script, no release date. There’s not even an official green light from the film’s releasing studio, Warner Bros. — and even if there were, nondisclosure agreements and her paranoia about jinxing things would keep her mum. “I really, really, really can’t talk about this,” she says, then gestures toward the restaurant’s picture windows, with their action-film-worthy Hollywood panoramas. “I just picture a drone coming in over the hills and crashing through the glass and flying over here and putting duct tape over my mouth, you know?”
So this might just be a case of the studio counting its chickens before they hatch, proclaiming they are making ‘Wonder Woman’ and then going back and trying to figure out how the heck they’re going to make that happen. It does fit with other recent rumors that the studio has at least 6 different scripts in the works, and is waiting to find one that meshes with the DC Cinematic World they’re creating to finally green light the film and get the ball rolling.
Here’s hoping it all works out for them, as I’m sure I’m not the only one excited to see Wonder Woman finally get her due on the big screen.