Late Friday night Gal Gadot tweeted out a picture of herself as Wonder Woman and it hints that filming has begun.
Deadline.com reported today that at long last filming is officially “underway” on Warner Bros/DC Comics’ featurization of their classic super-character. Lead actress Gal Gadot Tweeted and Instagrammed the news and a photo during the wee hours overnight. As Gadot perhaps unconsciously suggested in her message “Almost 75 years in the making …,” Wonder Woman has not had an easy path from comic book to big screen. And just as things were finally, really and truly moving forward, Michelle MacLaren abruptly exited the production in mid-April, with the typical “creative differences” cited as the reason. But very quickly, WB/DC placed Patty Jenkins (Monster) in the director’s chair, helping keep the project on track (and keep a lid on any grumbling about sexism).
Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis. Gadot will make her first appearance as the character in next year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opens March 25, 2016. Wonder Woman is currently slated to hit theaters June 23, 2017.
Female Superhero’s have a;was had a struggle to make it onto the big screen with much success. Make onto television for that matter. Let’s hope this movie changes that. There are just as many female comic book and film fans out as there are men.