First the Wonder Woman movie had a star, then it got a director, and now it has a writer. Fresh off confirmation that well-respected TV veteran Michelle MacLaren will develop and direct Wonder Woman for Warner Bros., THR reports that the studio is in negotiations with Jason Fuchs to pen the screenplay. Fuchs was a writer on the animated sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift, but he has experience with WB having most recently written the upcoming Pan for director Joe Wright. THR adds that Fuchs is already working on a Pan sequel, but the Wonder Woman movie will no doubt be a priority for now with a 2017 release date looming.
Gal Gadot was cast as the titular character for her first appearance in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and rumors claim that this Wonder Woman film will be a period piece/origin story that takes place in the 1920s. MacLaren will work with Fuchs on the drafts of the screenplay, which is promising, so things are moving along quite smoothly for this particular superhero project.