Following the new trailer premiere this past weekend, “Wonder Woman” producer Charles Roven has spoken more about the upcoming next film in the DCEU which sees Gal Gadot reprising her role as the title character following her appearance in last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.
Roven tells ComicBook.com that the plan is for the film to avoid a ‘formulaic origin’ story like other superhero movies:
“We’re hoping honestly that you won’t say that when you see any of these movies. Get powers, fight bad guys. And one of the reasons honestly that I think that all of these characters have been around for so long is that they touch people both being inspirational and aspirational in more ways than just that.
We answer those questions on how she became who she became and why. It’s a journey of discovery that’s way more profound than just learning that she’s got physical abilities that others don’t have. It’s about helping mankind and being a symbol of all the things you could accomplish without war.”
Roven also confirmed that the story is based on both the traditional “Wonder Woman” comics, and elements from DC’s New 52 reboot which offers a unique take:
“For Wonder Woman, what was really intriguing to us was the mythology of her past and attempting to blend both the canon from the past with the New 52 and really come up with a compelling story for Diana and her hero’s journey.
That’s unique to her, and each character in the DCEU has a journey to take. Each one of them, that’s the point. They’re all really different. Superman’s hero’s journey is really different than Batman’s. Batman’s not even really super, he’s just amazing. But dark. It’s not like he’s amazing and perfect. He’s amazing and he’s got some darkness to him and some shit that he’s got to work out. That makes him really relatable.”
Patty Jenkins helms the new film from a script by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns. Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder produce with the film targeting a June 2nd release.