“I’m excited for her to come to America and become the Wonder Woman we are all familiar with from having grown up around her as an American superhero. I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing. Wonder Woman 1 is so much about her becoming the person she is. I can’t wait to spring forward with who she is and have another great standalone superhero film.”
‘Wonder Woman’ will be an origin story set during World War I (1914-1918). This was set up in ‘Batman V Superman’, with the grainy black and white photo Lex Luthor had found.
Some people are tired of superhero origin stories, but the DC heroes are in a way being presented to film-goers for the first time. Jenkins gets the fact that audiences need the first ‘Wonder Woman’ to establish the base of the character.
“I always thought the origin story would be the great way to go. I love origin superhero stories and I love the simplicity you can have with that journey. Also, there was the fact that no one had done her story and the fact that I love her. So it was a treasure trove of potential.”
Indeed, unfortunately Wonder Woman’s origin is not as succinct as Superman’s, Batman’s or Spider-Man’s. Then again, we’ve seen those origins so often that Martha Wayne’s pearl necklace deserves its own IMDB page and if I see Uncle Ben on the big screen again, I’m going to shoot him myself.
Wonder Woman needs to be reestablished for modern audiences. Reportedly, she will not be molded out of clay as she was in the original comics. In the ‘New 52’ comics, she was the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus. According to reports, the movie will borrow that version of her beginning.
“I think there’s a lot of directors doing cool things. I know the storylines for a lot of the films they are working on and they are all vastly different, with very different tones and very different styles of storytelling. … Jason (Momoa) is off to shoot Aquaman right now and that’s such a cool story. It’s got its own separate vibe. I’m excited to see each of these films.”
Do you think ‘Wonder Woman’ should be a series of movies? Or is she just a part of a larger picture?
‘Wonder Woman’ was directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Ewen Bremner, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Florence Kasumba, Doutzen Kroes, Eleanor Matsuura, Saïd Taghmaoui, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Samantha Jo and Eugene Brave Rock. The script was written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, based on a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder. It will be released on June 2, 2017.
Source: Toronto Sun