We’ll be getting our first gander at Wonder Woman, who is being played by Gal Gadot, in a few months when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice bows nationwide. Early reports from inside sources have gone so far as to say that Gadot’s portrayal of DC’s biggest female character nearly steals the film away from Ben Affleck‘s Batman and Henry Cavill‘s Superman, but we’ll just have to wait and see about that. [Update: Take a look at newly released concept art for the entire Justice League here.]
Beyond that, the bigger bit of anticipation belongs to the proper Wonder Woman film, which has been gathering a cast and is confirmed to be a post-WWI setting. Chris Pine is set to play her love interest, Steve Trevor, and Connie Nielsen was recently signed on to play the mother of Gadot’s Amazon princess, with Robin Wright rumored to be playing the main villain of the film. On top of that, the film co-stars Lucy Davis, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui, Danny Huston, and Ewan Bremner, and sports a script by Jason Fuchs, who recently penned Joe Wright‘s Pan and is reportedly scripting Doug Liman‘s space-heist film, Luna Park. And now we have a look at the official logo for the film, which will be released on June 23rd, 2017. The logo now adorns the film’s Twitter page and you can take a look at it right below:
The biggest news about Wonder Woman, however, is the return of filmmaker Patty Jenkins, who directed the Oscar-winning dramatic thriller Monster back in 2003 and has since been unable to get a gig directing anything but television. (To her credit, she’s helmed some solid episodes of Arrested Development, The Killing, and Entourage.) It’s a bit shocking that making the film that got Charlize Theron a well-deserved Oscar didn’t get Jenkins a slew of offers to direct major films, and it doesn’t speak well to Hollywood’s ongoing problem with hiring female filmmakers. I’ll avoid getting on my soapbox (for now), and just say that it’s good to see Jenkins back in charge of a big film that could get her a lot of attention.