We’ve known for some time that the upcoming Wonder Woman movie would star Gal Gadot and be directed by Patty Jenkins, but until now, we’ve had no idea who was writing the film. A rather odd situation considering the movie wrapped filming months ago.
Well, Warner Bros. finally let the writers out of the bag in a recent press release – turns out Wonder Woman was written by Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg, from a story by Zack Snyder and Heinberg. Of course, everybody knows who Snyder is, and Johns is overlord of both the DC comic and movie universes, but Heinberg might not be as familiar. He got his start writing for TV shows like Party of Five and Gilmore Girls, and had a run as a comic book writer in the mid-2000s, working on Young Avengers for Marvel and, yes, Wonder Woman for DC. At the very least, all these guys know their lore.
Warner Bros. also released a new synopsis for Wonder Woman…
“Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.”
There’s been some online grousing that Wonder Woman’s first movie will be written by three dudes, but there’s nothing inherently wrong with somebody writing a character of the opposite sex. Wonder Woman wouldn’t exist if that were true. That said, some were hoping Wonder Woman might offer a somewhat different touch than other DC movies, and even more were probably hoping the divisive Snyder would be too busy with Batman v Superman and Justice League to butt his head into Wonder Woman’s business.
Still, as mentioned, Johns and Heinberg know their stuff, and Wonder Woman was arguably the best-handled aspect of Snyder’s Batman v Superman. Let’s not judge a movie we haven’t even seen a trailer for too harshly. Think this writing team can deliver the goods? Who would you rather write Wonder Woman?