Last year, Pan screenwriter Jason Fuchs was reportedly hired to write one of several competing scripts for Wonder Woman, with his apparently being the winner. Now, the scribe has spoken with Collider about his involvement with the film, which finally begins shooting in November. Fuchs remains coy on whether or not he is actually involved with Wonder Woman, but his comments strongly suggest that he is. But whether or not he will be the only credited screenwriter on the movie remains to be seen.
“Warners has been very kind to me, I have to say,” Fuchs states, before going on to share his thoughts on the DC Extended Universe as a whole. “This is what I would say. When you work for DC, it’s sort of like working for the CIA. You have a vow of silence. I think, as we speak, Zack Snyder’s gonna come in here and put a muzzle on me. The trouble with these things is that you really can’t say much. So I’m excited about everything that’s going on in that universe. And I’ve certainly read the same reports you’ve read about my involvement and what that might be, but I can only speak to it as a fan. I can tell you, I am someone who from a very young age was a huge fan of DC Comics. A huge fan of that key troika in the Justice League of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as all the other characters.”
Fuchs then contrasts the DCEU from other superhero mega-franchises; namely, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fox’s X-Men saga. “So I am very, very happy that that DC Cinematic Universe is finally being fleshed out. I don’t think it’s any secret that people who have seen the Batman v Superman trailer, the Suicide Squad trailer can see that this is a very different cinematic universe than the one that Marvel has constructed over at Disney, or the one that Simon Kinberg and company have constructed with X-Men over at Fox. It’s a really specific, grand, slightly darker, slightly grittier place. As a fan of those comic books, a fan of those movies, I’m excited to see where it goes next.”
Wonder Woman is scheduled to hit theaters June 23rd, 2017. The fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Patty Jenkins directs from a script by Jason Fuchs.
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