After many years in development hell, a Wonder Woman movie is finally moving ahead, with Warner Bros. slating the film for a June 23rd, 2017 release. Gal Gadot is set to reprise the role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a search for a female director to tackle the project underway. What we don’t know is what the storyline of this movie would be. Would it be a full-on origin story, or will that be bypassed? A new rumor has seemingly revealed where exactly Wonder Woman fits into the DC Cinematic Universe timeline, as well as two possible sequels.
According to Bleeding Cool, the first half of Wonder Woman takes place “on Paradise Island with warring Amazon factions vying for control.” Then, a man – who is “not necessarily” Steve Trevor – arrives on the island, asking the Amazons for help. He is joined by Diana Prince in his return to man’s world, which in this film is set in the 1920s. From there, the movie focuses on Diana’s exploration of this new world.
Bleeding Cool also has possible plans for not one, but two sequels. The first would take place in the World War II era, aka the 1930s and 40s. And finally, a potential threequel would finally feature Wonder Woman in the present day, alongside the Justice League.
Personally, I’m not buying this rumor for a couple of reasons. First off, Wonder Woman being active for nearly a century before Man of Steel‘s events kind of contradicts the whole point of that movie – Superman was the first being with superpowers to display himself to the public. Also, while Warner Bros. has several DC films planned over the next few years, does the studio really have story ideas for not one, but two sequels to Wonder Woman when the first film doesn’t even have a writer and director attached? It feels fishy, but hey, I could be wrong. Stay tuned for more as we have it.
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