Warner Brothers revealed in a recent press release that Zack Snyder, Geoff Johns and Alan Heinberg are the screenwriters for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, Slashfilm reports. Zack Snyder was the screenwriter for previous DC movies Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Geoff Johns is the Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics and has written several DC Comics titles, including Justice League. Alan Heinberg was the writer behind the 2006 relaunch of Wonder Woman's comic book title and is also known for having written the original Young Avengers title at Marvel Comics.
It was previously thought that Jason Fuchs, the screenwriter of Pan, would write the movie, but now it is apparent that Warner Brothers made a different decision. In addition to the screen writer announcement, Warner Brothers also revealed the official synopsis for the Wonder Woman movie, which you can read below:
"Wonder Woman" hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, "Wonder Woman." The film is scheduled for release on June 2, 2017, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Personally, I'm pretty disappointed by this news as die-hard Wonder Woman fan. The Batman v Superman movie was lackluster in my opinion, so knowing Snyder is deeply involved in this one doesn't thrill me. I've also never particularly cared for Geoff Johns and Alan Heinberg's writing of Wonder Woman in the comics, so I'm a bit reluctant to see them write her movie. Geoff Johns tends to write Diana as "the angry one" which doesn't gel with my interpretation of the character and 2006 Wonder Woman relaunch by Heinberg just didn't really excel when it came to digging deep into the character.
I'm also a bit surprised that after making such a huge deal out of getting a female director, Warner Brothers just went for an all-male screenwriting team. It seems a little incongruous. But it's possible the team of Snyder, Heinberg and Johns could surprise me and turn out a script that warms even my shriveled old heart. What do you think of the news? Do you thing Snyder, Johns and Heinberg are good choices for the Wonder Woman movie?