It is the fourth setup in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by Patty Jenkins from a movie script by Allan Heinberg in addition to a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, in addition to Jason Fuchs, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot in the title feature, along with Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, in addition to Elena Anaya. It is the second real-time task presented motion picture consisting of Wonder Woman following her launching in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In Wonder Woman, the Amazon princess Diana outlines to give up World War I, believing the conflict was started by the very long time opponent of the Amazons, Ares, after American pilot in addition to spy Steve Trevor crash-lands on their island Themyscira and also notifies her concerning it.
Development of a live-action Wonder Woman motion picture began in 1996, with Ivan Reitman to generate in addition to a possible overview. The job went to pieces in improvement hell for a number of years; Jon Cohen, Todd Alcott, in addition to Joss Whedon, to name a few, we're furthermore connected to the job at various elements. Warner Bros. presented the motion picture in 2010 in addition to Jenkins signed up with to assist in 2015. Inspiration for Wonder Woman was brought in by Wonder Woman developer William Moulton Marston's 1940s stories in addition to George Pérez's 1980s stories pertaining to Wonder Woman, together with the New 52 version of the character. Principal electronic photography started on November 21, 2015, with tape-recording taking place in the United Kingdom, France, in addition to Italy before completing on May 6, 2016, the 123rd wedding celebration anniversary of Marston's birth. Additional recording took place in November 2016.
In contemporary Paris, Diana Prince acquires a picture plate from Wayne Enterprises (featured by a letter from Bruce Wayne) of herself in addition to 4 men taken throughout World War I, activating her to bear in mind her past. The youngster of Queen Hippolyta, Diana is boosted on the covert island of Themyscira, house to the Amazons, girls warriors created by Zeus to protect the mankind. Hippolyta clarifies their history to Diana, containing simply exactly how Ares came to be jealous of mankind in addition to handled its destruction. When the different other gods attempted to stop him, Ares removed nearly Zeus, that took advantage of the last of his power to injury Ares and also require his hotel. Before passing away, Zeus left the Amazons a device, the “Godkiller”, to prepare them for Ares's return. Hippolyta reluctantly grant permit her sis, General Antiope, to educate Diana as a warrior.
In 1918, Diana, currently a woman, conserves United States pilot Captain Steve Trevor when his plane crashes off the Themysciran shoreline. The island is swiftly entered into by German soldiers, that had really been looking for Steve. The Amazons get rid of the staff, yet Antiope sacrifices herself to conserve Diana. Steve is examined with the Lasso of Hestia and also subjects that an excellent fight is absorbing the outdoors which he is an Allied spy. He has really swiped a notepad from the Germans' main medicine shop, Dr. Isabel Maru, that is attempting to craft a deadlier kind of mustard gas under the orders of General Erich Ludendorff. Believing Ares to be accountable of the fight, Diana arms herself with the “Godkiller” sword, the lasso, in addition to shield before leaving Themyscira with Steve to locate and also give up Ares for good.
In 2010, Warner Bros. stated that a Wonder Woman film was in development, along with films based on DC Comics superheroes the Flash and also Aquaman. Both Wonder Woman and Aquaman were still under consideration for solo film subjects as of June 2013. DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson said Wonder Woman “has been, since I started, one of the top three priorities for DC and for Warner Bros. We are still trying right now, but she's tricky.” On October 5, 2013, WB chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara said he wanted to get Wonder Woman in a film or on TV. Shortly afterward, Paul Feig said he had pitched the studio an idea for Wonder Woman as an action-comedy film. The studio then began to search for female directors to direct the film. While Michelle MacLaren was the studio's initial choice to direct (and while she initially indicated interest), she eventually left the project due to creative differences.
In 2015, Patty Jenkins accepted an offer to direct Wonder Woman, based on a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and a story co-written by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, Geoff Johns and Jason Fuchs. Of this version, Gadot stated that,
for a long time, people didn't know how to approach the story. When Patty and I had our creative conversations about the character, we realized that Diana can still be a normal woman, one with very high values, but still a woman. She can be sensitive. She is smart and independent and emotional. She can be confused. She can lose her confidence. She can have confidence. She is everything. She has a human heart.
In late 2013, Zack Snyder cast Gal Gadot in the role of Wonder Woman for the 2016 film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice over Élodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko. Some fans initially reacted to this choice by criticizing Gadot's appearance. Snyder later commented on his decision to cast Gadot, stating that he tested a “bunch of actresses, as you can imagine. But the thing with Gal is that she's strong, she's beautiful, and she's a kind person, which is interesting, but fierce at the same time. It's that combination of being fierce but kind at the same time that we were looking for. Gadot described Diana as having “the heart of a human so she can be emotional, she's curious, she's compassionate, she loves people. And then she has the powers of a goddess. She's all for good, she fights for good.” She also said that Diana has “many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she's a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence”. As to how her character is different from her appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gadot said “We go back 100 years to when she's more naive”, further explaining, “She's this young idealist. She's pure. Very different from the experienced, super-confident, grown-up woman you've seen”. Gadot underwent a diet and training regimen, practiced different martial arts, and gained 17 pounds of muscle for the role. Gadot was previously offered a different role (as a villain) in Man of Steel, which she declined because she was pregnant at the time; this allowed her to later be cast as Wonder Woman in the film's follow-up. Gadot signed a three-picture deal. She was paid a base salary of $300,000 for the film itself.
Principal photography on the film began on November 21, 2015, under the working title Nightingale. Among the film sets were Lower Halstow, Kent, and Australia House in England and the Sassi di Matera, Castel del Monte, and Camerota in Southern Italy. Matthew Jensen was the director of photography, filming in the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Production in London concluded on March 13, 2016. On March 20, 2016, filming was underway in Italy. In late April, filming took place at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, where a Wayne Enterprises truck was spotted alongside Gadot. Principal photography finished on May 9, 2016. Patty Jenkins and director of photography Matt Jensen said that the film's look was inspired by painter John Singer Sargent. Jenkins said she shot the movie on film instead of digital video “because there's a certain type of epic grander escapism that film gives you that you cannot – you will struggle very hard – to get that on video”. Reshoots took place in November 2016, while Gadot was five months pregnant. A green cloth was placed over her stomach to edit out her pregnancy during post-production.
To locate the perfect location to shoot the Amazon island of Themyscira, the birthplace of Wonder Woman herself, the movie's producers searched all over the world, finally settling on the Cilentan Coast: a stretch of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. It was chosen because most beaches in the world that sit below big cliffs disappear beneath the tide for part of every day. Production designer Aline Bonetto and also her location manager Charles Somers considered 47 countries and also visited several of them before they found what they were looking for. Bonetto explained that “Italy had beautiful weather, a beautiful blue-green sea, not too much tide, not too much wave. Our effects team added some cliffs in post-production, and it was the perfect way to go”. The estuary at Lower Halstow in Kent is featured in the scene in which Diana arrives at a Belgian creek to make her way to the warfront. Bill Westenhofer served as the visual effects supervisor for the movie and also Martin Walsh served as editor.
Wonder Woman had actually its world premiere on May 15, 2017, in Shanghai. It premiered on May 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. The movie's London premiere, which was scheduled to take place on May 31 at the Odeon Leicester Square, was canceled due to the Manchester Arena bombing. The movie had its Latin America premiere in Mexico City on May 27. It was released in most of the world, including in IMAX, on June 2, 2017, after originally being scheduled for June 23. Belgium, Singapore, and also South Korea received the motion picture first, with May 31 openings. On April 17, it was announced that Wonder Woman would be launched in China on June 2, the exact same day as its North American launch.