Wonder Woman is a superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about it!
1.The plot: Diana, princess of the Amazons, was raised on a sheltered island and trained to be an unconquerable fighter. After an American pilot, Steve Trevor, crashes on the island and tells her about a world war that is happening, Diana leaves her home to try to stop the war
2. A Wonder Woman film was first reported as being in development in 1996, with Ivan Reitman attached as producer and possible director.
3. In October 1999 it was revealed that Jon Cohen was adapting Wonder Woman for producer Joel Silver and Warner Bros, who were reportedly wooing Sandra Bullock to star.
4. In January 2001, Silver approached Todd Alcott to write a Wonder Woman screenplay, with Silver Pictures backing the project.
5. Early gossip linked actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé Knowles, Bullock, Rachel Bilson, Nadia Bjorlin, Megan Fox, Eliza Dushku and Catherine Zeta-Jones to the role of Wonder Woman.
6. Leonard Goldberg, speaking in a May 2001 interview, named Bullock as a strong candidate for the project.Bullock claimed that she was approached for the role, while wrestler Chyna expressed interest.
7. Turning down the part in the past, Lucy Lawless indicated that she would have been more interested if Wonder Woman was portrayed as a “flawed hero.”
8. The screenplay then went through various drafts written by Alcott, Jon Cohen, Becky Johnston, and Philip Levens.
9. By August 2003, Levens was replaced by screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis
10. In March 2005, Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures announced that Joss Whedon would write and direct the film adaptation of Wonder Woman.
11. Whedon’s salary was reported to be between $2 to $3 million. Since Whedon was directing Serenity at the time, and required time to research Wonder Woman’s background, he did not begin the screenplay until late 2005.
12. According to Joel Silver, the script would cover Wonder Woman’s origin. Silver wanted to film Wonder Woman in Australia once the script was completed.
13. While Whedon stated in May 2005 that he would not cast Wonder Woman until he finished the script, Charisma Carpenter and Morena Baccarin expressed interest in the role.
14. In 2006, a wide section of media reported that Priyanka Chopra was in talks to portray Wonder Woman in the film adaptation by Joss Whedon.
15. After nearly two years as script-writer, Whedon had not managed to write a finished draft. In February 2007, Whedon departed from the project, citing script differences with the studio
16. A day before Whedon’s departure from Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures purchased a spec script written by Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland. Set during World War II, the script impressed executives at Silver Pictures. However, Silver stated that he purchased the script because he did not want the rights reverting; while admitting script had good ideas, Silver did not want the Wonder Woman film to be a period piece.
17. By April 2008, Silver hired Jennison and Strickland to write a new script set in contemporary times that would not depict Wonder Woman’s origin, but explore Paradise Island’s history.
18. Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO spoke about Wonder Woman in 2010, saying that a film was in development, along with films based on her DC Comics counterparts The Flash and Aquaman.
19. In 2011, director Nicolas Winding Refn and actress Christina Hendricks spoke of their desire to make a Wonder Woman film together during interviews for their film Drive.
20. David S. Goyer said that he would love to make a Wonder Woman movie.
21. According to a 2013 article posted by TheWrap website, Wonder Woman was apparently one of two projects that Warner Bros. are considering to adapt to the big screen.
22. A source from Warner Bros. told TheWrap that they were discussing the possibilities with mention of more Man of Steel movies as well as a Superman/Batman film, Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
23. DC Chief Diane Nelson hinted that the Amazonian princess is as important as Superman and Batman in the film. On October 5, 2013, WB chairman Kevin Tsujihara wanted to get Wonder Woman in film or TV.
24. On October 23, 2014, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the studio was looking for female directors to direct the film, and the next day, Forbes reported that the studio had Kathryn Bigelow, Catherine Hardwicke, Mimi Leder, Karyn Kusama, Julie Taymor, Michelle MacLaren and Tricia Brock on the shortlist to direct the film.
25. On October 30, Bleeding Cool revealed that the solo Wonder Woman would be a three films series. The first film would be set during the 1920s, then a sequel would be set during World War II in the 1930s-40s, and the third film would be set in the present day.
26. On November 7, 2013, Variety reported that Gal Gadot, Élodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko had auditioned for a lead female role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, believed to possibly be Wonder Woman.
27. On December 4, 2013, Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman and also signed a three picture deal with the studio which includes two Justice League films and a solo Wonder Woman film, and made her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
28. Most of the film was shot in Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
29. On March 20, 2016, Filming was underway in Italy after the first scenes were shot in France and England.
30. Filming in Italy would last through April 23. In late April filming took place at The Louvre, where a Wayne Enterprises truck was spotted alongside Gadot.
31. On May 9, 2016, Gadot announced through her Twitter account that Wonder Woman had wrapped filming.
32. It also will become the first summer tent pole superhero film directed by a woman, and Jenkins is the first woman to direct a superhero film with a female protagonist.
33. Wonder Woman is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017.