It is the first female dominant superhero film in twelve years since Elektra (2005).
This film has been in development since 1996, when Ivan Reitman was hired to write and direct it. In January 2001, Silver Pictures approached Todd Alcott to write a Wonder Woman script. He was replaced in August 2003 with Laeta Kalogridis. Later in March 2005, Joss Whedon was hired to not only write but also direct the film, but in February 2007, he left due to creative differences. On November 24, 2014, Michelle MacLaren was confirmed as director, but she dropped out on March 13, 2015 due to creative differences.
Just like her co-stars Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot will be the third DC character to appear in two films of the same year, Wonder Woman (2017) and Justice League (2017).
Cobie Smulders was briefly considered for the role of Wonder Woman. Smulders went on to voice the character in the The Lego Movie (2014) and also appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Agent Maria Hill.
This is the second comic book film to have a female director, after Punisher: War Zone (2008).
Wonder Woman/Diana is of Greek nationality in the comics. Gal Gadot, who plays her, was born in Israel and is of Jewish European descent.
Patty Jenkins is the first woman to direct a superhero film with a female protagonist.
Kate Beckinsale, Sandra Bullock, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jessica Biel, Eva Green, Christina Hendricks Kristen Stewart, Olga Kurylenko and Elodie Yung were considered to play the role of Wonder Woman throughout the years.
Every design decision made for Themyscira came down to director Patty Jenkins and designer Lindy Hemming asking, "How would women want to live that's badass?" Hemming crafted a look to show off the Amazons' ripped shoulders and toned legs, emphasized by wrist braces and heeled sandals, because, Jenkins explained, "As a woman, I want Wonder Woman to fight and look great at the same time. In my opinion, this means she has really long legs."
In 2005, Angelina Jolie was offered the chance to play the lead role, but she declined. In 2015, she was considered to direct it.
Liam Hemsworth and Alexander Skarsgård were considered for the role of Steve Trevor. Liam Hemsworth's brother, Chris Hemsworth, and Alexander Skarsgård's father, Stellan Skarsgård, are part of Marvel's "Thor" films.
There were several campaigns and arrangements for the first live-action Wonder Woman Lynda Carter to have a cameo appearance in this film, but they were unable to manage it due to her schedule of singing for cabarets.
Both Gal Gadot and Connie Nielsen were up for roles in Man of Steel (2013), with Gadot as Faora and Nielsen as Lara.
Nicolas Winding Refn was interested in directing the film and insisted on Christina Hendricks for Wonder Woman.
A role was offered to Cate Blanchett, but she turned it down. She would take the role of Hela in Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
Gal Gadot was a part of re-shoots for the movie (including stunts) while being 5 months pregnant. Her baby bump was visible, so the crew created a costume which had a green screen around her belly, which was later removed during post-production.
Diana goes under the guise of Steve Trevor's secretary in World War I. This is an homage to the first season of Wonder Woman (1975), where she served as a clerical officer (United States Navy Yeoman, Petty officer, first class) to Steve Trevor during World War II.
The role of Queen Hippolyta was offered to Nicole Kidman but she passed on the role.
Patty Jenkins was originally in talks with WB to direct Wonder Woman back in 2005, but due to her unexpected pregnancy, she had to step down. Jenkins claimed that Wonder Woman is the film she's been wanting to do her whole life and that she's fortunate to come back to it.
This is the first feature where Wonder Woman does not wear earrings. Wonder Woman wore red circle earrings throughout Wonder Woman (1975) and in Super Friends (1973), and she had on white star earrings on Justice League (2001).
This film is the first live action appearance of a Young Diana because the 1975 television pilot did not feature her childhood. It only depicted her as an adult.
Scott Eastwood, who appeared in Suicide Squad (2016), was rumored for the role of Steve Trevor in this film.
Kathryn Bigelow, Catherine Hardwicke, Mimi Leder, Karyn Kusama, Julie Taymor and Tricia Brock were considered to direct the film. Michelle MacLaren originally took the job but had to decline.
Director Patty Jenkins shares a birthday with the original Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter: July 24.
In the Greek myths, the Amazons of Themyscira and the Greek hero Hercules share a rivalry, since Hercules seduced Queen Hippolyta and stole her enchanted belt. This carried over into both DC and Marvel comics. In the DC Comics, Hercules is a misogynistic and villainous character who was punished by the Amazons for defiling them; he later became an antihero who sought redemption for his actions. In the Marvel comics, it was the reverse: Hercules was a superhero (and Thor's best friend) and Hippolyta and the Amazons were villains. Hippolyta's daughter was called Artume, and she was a parallel to Wonder Woman.
The film wrapped on May 3, 2016, which is the same day Wonder Woman creator, William Moulton Marston was born.
This will be the third comic-book movie for Danny Huston (after 30 Days of Night (2007) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)), and the second comic-book movie for Florence Kasumba (after Captain America: Civil War (2016)) and Samantha Jo (after Man of Steel (2013)).
The filmmakers cite the superhero film Superman (1978), the Indiana Jones retro adventure films, the wartime film Casablanca (1942) and the Disney adventure film The Little Mermaid (1989) as an influence.
Gal Gadot (Diana) and Emily Carey (young Diana) share the same birthday of April 30.
It is intended to be the 4th installment in the DC Extended Universe; #1 Man of Steel (2013), #2 Dawn of Justice (2016), #3 Suicide Squad (2016).
This film marks Etta Candy's third feature appearance, after appearing in Wonder Woman (1975) (first season) and Wonder Woman (2009).
This film features Diana Prince, the original Wonder Woman, and Artemis and Orana, who briefly held the title of Wonder Woman in the comics. Their actresses - Gal Gadot, Ann Wolfe and Mayling Ng - are all trained in martial arts.
The first Wonder Woman film, Wonder Woman (1974), starred Ricardo Montalban as the villain. Montalban also played Khan on Star Trek and in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor in this film, had played Captain Kirk in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016).
Eva Green was considered for the role of Wonder Woman, and later for the role of Doctor Poison.
Lyle Waggoner who performed as Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman (1975), was considered for a cameo appearance. He turned it down due to his retirement from acting in 2005.
It is the first live action portrayal of Wonder Woman that applies to mature audiences due to receiving a PG-13 rating.
This is the third time Danny Huston appears in a film which features figures from Greek mythology. His previous role was that of the God Poseidon in both Clash of the Titans (2010) and Wrath of the Titans (2012).
Fans were angered when Warner Bros. partnered with the protein-focused nutrition company ThinkThin to exploit the image of a healthy female body to promote the film.
At one point in the film Diana briefly stops as an ice cream vendor offers her a cone of ice cream; Diana eats it and praises the vendor for the delicious ice cream which she has never tried. This is an event from the "New 52" DC Comics (2011).
Olga Kurylenko and Elodie Yung auditioned for the role of Wonder Woman in which Gal Gadot was ultimately cast, for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
For the Japanese dub of the film, Wonder Woman is voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi, best known as the voice of Sailor Moon. Like Wonder Woman, Sailor Moon is a princess heroine of divine heritage and based on Greco-Roman mythology.
This is the fourth live action appearance of wonder woman first being in wonder woman (1975-79) played by Lynda Carter ,second being in wonder woman (2011) cancelled played by Adrianne Palicki, third being in wonder woman (2013) short film played by Rileah Vanderbilt, and 4th appreance in wonder woman (2017) played by Gal Gadot
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