Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have done a complete 180 on Wonder Woman. The publisher and studio have switched from having absolutely no confidence in the property at all — they nixed a WW film written by Joss Whedon, for Hera’s sake!!! — to committing her to appear in three upcoming movies, including one solo adventure.
Controversial casting choice Gal Gadot revealed that when she signed to play the Amazon in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman (working title), she actually committed to a three-picture deal. According to showbiz bible Variety, she will be paid $300,000 for each of her appearances. First up after Bats v. Supes, Variety says:
“Gadot will play the role in a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman stand-alone film.”
But none of that is happening anytime soon. Remember that BvS has been bumped to 2016, the Justice League flick is next, and the solo WW feature would be shot sometime after that. WW is not necessarily next in line.
Still, it’s good news to hear that Warner/DC is willing to develop new screen characters instead of relying totally on Batman (after losing star Christian Bale) and Superman (which they still cannot get right on celluloid). I’m pretending that Green Lantern movie never happened….