This week we saw two different takes on Wonder Woman from two major directors. One features in several movies to come, the other didn’t even get started!
Back in October of 2012, for the original incarnation of The Unheard Nerd, I wrote a piece on the failed attempt by Warner Bros with director George Miller (Max Mad Series, Happy Feet) to produce a live action Justice League film. You can read the original article here.
In short, the project was cancelled at the last moment with just a couple of weeks until principle photography was about to begin. There was a cast, completed sets and costumes created by the creative geniuses at Weta Workshop, the special effects artists most famous for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies.
Unfortunately for a project so close to fruition, very little has leaked out into the public but recently someone spotted these photos on Australian photographer Mark Rogers website.
This is how Wonder Woman would have looked in the aborted ‘Justice League’ movie with Megan Gale (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Water Diviner) cast as Princess Diana of Themyscira. (Click for high resolution images)
Moving forward to the present day and Wonder Woman is coming back to the big screen. This time the role is to be filled by Gal Gadot (Fast and the Furious 6 & 7). As we’ve seen from her brief appearance in the 2015 San Diego Comic Con trailer, Wonder Woman will first appear in 2016s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’.
Wonder Woman will also appear in the already announced two-part Justice League films but before then she has her own solo film which has just started shooting and will be directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster, Five).
To commemorate this event, Gal Gadot tweeted a new picture of Wonder Woman which you can see below.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) November 21, 2015
‘Wonder Woman’ is set for release in the Summer of 2017.