Hans Zimmer had previously announced that he would retire from composing for superhero films after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), which featured Wonder Woman's cinematic debut and teamed her up with Batman and Superman, for whose films he had already composed scores. However, he accepted to compose the score for X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019), and now will return to compose for this film.
The role of Cheetah was first offered to Emma Stone but she declined. The role was then offered to Kristen Wiig, Patty Jenkins's first choice.
This film is the first live action appearance of Cheetah. All of her previous appearances were in animated television programs (specifically Challenge of the Superfriends (1978), Justice League (2001), and Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)) and direct-to-DVD animated films featuring the Justice League. She was never featured in the 1970s live action television series.
The film has had six release dates, the first being December 20th, 2019. Then it was postponed to November 8th, 2019 in order to avoid competing against Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019). Once it was announced that the 25th James Bond film was to leave its originally scheduled November 1st spot, Warner Bros. moved the film's release up a week, in order to take an extra week advantage. The fourth was when it was pushed back by 7 months to June 5th, 2020 as Warner Bros. realized the success of the first film's June 2nd, 2017 release. The fifth change was made on March 24th, 2020 when it was moved to August 14, 2020 due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus. It was again moved to Oct. 2 in June when Warner Brothers shifted its entire schedule of upcoming films.
Part of the film was shot on 70mm IMAX cameras and expand aspect ratio during select sequences.
This is Pedro Pascal's second Wonder Woman project, the first being David E. Kelley's failed TV pilot Wonder Woman (2011), with Adrianne Palicki in the title role.
Originally intended to release on December 20th 2019, but was pushed forward over a month to November 1st the same year to avoid competing with Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
Diana's tiara can be used as a boomerang weapon in this film. This incident is very similar to the 1970s live action television series.
Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig have previously starred in Date Night (2010) almost a decade before this movie's release.
The teaser trailer, released in December 2019, features an orchestral cover version of New Order's "Blue Monday", arranged by Sebastian Böhm.
The movie takes place in 1984, a year before Aquaman/Arthur Curry was born. In reality, Jason Momoa (40) is 6 years older than Gal Gadot (34).
The gold armor Wonder Woman wears comes from the Alex Ross graphic novel "Kingdom Come".
In October 2018, the film's release date was pushed back for a second time. Now it is scheduled to hit theaters in June 5, 2020.
Patty Jenkins picked the 80s as the film's setting because she saw it as "the height of Western civilization and society, and so it offers the opportunity to explore how Wonder Woman would deal with the types of villains that come from that era."
The symbol of Nuclear Man from Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) can be seen on the floor of the mall.
Pedro Pascal describes Max Lord as a dream seller: "He encompasses a component of the 1980s culture which is: get whatever you want, however you can, you're entitled to it! It's f***ing greed, of course, and that costs a great deal. But it's also about: How do you be your best self? How do you win? So he's definitely the face of success."
Barbara Minerva (Cheetah) is seen indulging in fur clothing. This is a homage to Priscilla Rich, the first Cheetah (Barbara was the third, and most famous), who enjoyed wearing animal furs and wore a magical fur cheetah costume.