First Wonder Woman Footage Spearheads Cast, Plot

Hey, Wonder Woman fans, remember last year? 2015 was scarce in news of the Amazing Amazon’s first feature-length movie. We covered here at Grizzly Bomb the available info at the time: Chris Pine of Star Trek fame is Wondy’s love interest Steve Trevor; actors Sean Bean and Eva Green were rumored as possible villains; and Lord of the Rings‘ Cate Blanchett was auditioning for…something.

Flash forward a couple of months, and into early 2016. Talk about a night and day difference. The amount of teaser information is almost as overwhelming as the Amazon herself.

First Gal Gadot, who plays the warrior princess of Paradise Island / Themyscira, shared one of the first images from the movie.

Gal-Gadot-Wonder-Woman

Warner Bros. also issued a press release with some details (finally!):

BURBANK, Calif.— Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman feature film, the highly anticipated action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”), starring Gal Gadot (the “Fast & Furious” movies) in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The character will make her big screen debut this spring in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but the new film will mark her first time headlining a feature.

The film also stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”) and Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead”).

The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.

Joining Jenkins behind the camera are director of photography Matthew Jensen (“Chronicle,” “Fantastic Four,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie,” “A Very Long Engagement,” “Pan”), and Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh (“Chicago,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “V for Vendetta”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Topsy-Turvy”).

Principal photography will take place on location in the UK, France and Italy.

Set to open in 2017, the Wonder Woman feature film is based on characters created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.”

Then, the newest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer saw  Wonder Woman make an awesome entrance at the end:

A poster followed that:

BvS Posters - Wonder Woman

The information tidal wave did not stop there. Rumors that Blanchett had been auditioning for the role of Wonder Woman’s mother Queen Hippolyta proved to be false. Same with reports that actress Nicole Kidman had the role. Instead, the crown went to actress Connie Nielsen. Nielsen, whose recent stints include such productions as The Good Wife and The Following, is probably best remembered for her role as Lucilla in the sand-and-sandle epic, Gladiator.

Connie Nielsen in Gladiator (2000).
Connie Nielsen in Gladiator (2000).

Details of Nielsen’s part in the Wonder Woman movie are virtually non-existent at the time of this post. She’ll definitely be present in scenes involving Paradise Island / Themyscira and possibly outside of it in “Man’s World”, i.e, the main DC film universe.

And speaking of the DC universe, an exclusive First Look of the movie was released this week:

The details, from the Amazons being created to the scenes where WW is fighting Nazis, reveal plot details as well as whet the appetite for even more information and trailers. For us at GB, we’re especially interested to see who the Big Bad (or Bads!) will be, we were pretty excited about the Eva Green/Sean Bean rumors. Same with other bits from WW’s lore, like if her Golden Lasso of Truth and the Invisible Plane make it to the big screen.

Official Wonder Woman movie logo

What do you think about this recent bonanza of Wonder Woman info? As always, let us know below in the Comments section, or visit the Grizzly Bomb Facebook page and give your opinion.


Images: DreamWorks Pictures, Warner Bros.

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