Sunday, April 19, 2015

Patty Jenkins Charts "Wonder Woman"

Patty Jenkins has reportedly closed a deal to helm Warner Bros/DC Entertainment's "Wonder Woman" solo movie says Heat Vision.

She steps in for Michelle MacLaren who backed away from the pic in recent days over the standard "creative differences" line. there’s word from Variety (via Collider) posts details that may explain the split.

MacLaren has helmed episodes of "Breaking Bad" "The Walking Dead" "The Leftovers" and "Hell on Wheels". MacLaren came out ahead of two names- "Homeland" co-executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter and " The Babadook" helmer Jennifer Kent.

Names like  Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Catherine Hardwicke ("Twilight"), Mimi Leder ("Deep Impact"), Karyn Kusama ("Aeon Flux") Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe") and  Tricia Brock ("The Walking Dead") were also on the shortlist of potentials.

Jenkins ("Monster") was in line to call action on "Thor: The Dark World"--leaving that superhero film for the same reason. Alan Taylor took over there... 

"Fast Five" star Gal Gadot's playing Wonder Woman in the pic. The character was created by William Moulton Marston, (aka 'Charles Moulton') who saw the educational potential of comic books and in 1941 was hired as a consultant for National Periodicals/All-Winner Comics which later became DC.

 Meet the Movie Press (via CBM) says that (True Blood) and Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) are eyed to play love interest Steve Trevor after Scott Eastwood passed on it--opting to appear in his as-yet-unrevealed role in Suicide Squad.

Bleeding Cool suggests that pic will be set in the 1920s, making it a prequel to Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero team-up film called "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They add that the sequel to this film would be set during World War II and that she wouldn’t reunite with the Justice League until a third movie.

  penned the screenplay.

Charles Roven Richard Suckle. Zack and Deborah Snyder. are producing the film Production was said to be begin this Fall according to Deadline--to meet a June 23rd 2017 release

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