We learned late last month that Warner Bros. Pictures is setting “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” helmer Michelle MacLaren to direct their upcoming DC Comics film Wonder Woman. Now, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio is looking at screenwriter Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift, the upcoming Pan) to provide the script.
Gal Gadot is already set to headline Wonder Woman with the character planned to make her first cinematic appearance in 2016′s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She may even make additional appearances across DC’s new cinematic universe before her solo film sees release on June 23, 2017. It’s pretty much a guarantee, too, that Wonder Woman is also going to play an important role in Justice League Part One, hitting theaters November 10, 2017.
Recent rumors have suggested that, as a franchise, Wonder Woman is being targeted for development as a trilogy with the first film planned to take place in the 1920s, revealing Themyscira’s first encounter with the outside world and Wonder Woman’s own experiences with a USA that still had a lot to learn about equal rights. Then, it is alleged, a sequel would take place in the 1940s and will be set against the backdrop of World War II. A third film, then, would finally bring Wonder Woman’s solo adventures to a contemporary setting. Take all of that with a grain of salt, however.
According to the trade, Fuchs is also already working on the sequel to Pan.