January 23, 2014
Gal Gadot's WONDER WOMAN Contract Includes JUSTICE LEAGUE And Solo Movie
Variety is expanding on recent reports that Gal Gadot has signed a three-picture deal to play Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. The three films in question include Man of Steel 2/Batman Vs Superman, Justice League, and her own standalone Wonder Woman film. This is the first time we've heard from trades that the studio is indeed pursuing a WW movie. When these two films will be shooting is another thing, as current release delays for Batman Vs Superman (pushed to May 2016) could have an effect, on when we actually see a Wonder Woman film in theatres.
This news should make DC fans happy, since we've been waiting for ages for this to happen. At one point Avengers guru Joss Whedon was tapped to write-direct a Wonder Woman feature film, with Cobie Smulders expected to play the lead. After that was given the ol' axe, along with both recent incarnations of a new television show, it was worrying what WB's ultimate plans were for her. Placing her in a supporting role similar to Scarlett Johannson's Black Widow, would have been a bit of a concern to fans.
We have no idea who will eventually write or direct the Wonder Woman film, it's very likely that David Goyer will somehow be involved. David is currently involved with BVS, Justice League and slew of other DC film properties.