When Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year, it was the first time the powerful superhero was portrayed in live-action since the Lynda Carter-led television series went off the air in 1979. Why did it take so long?
"Oh, I don't know. They just had a hard time replacing me," Carter joked to ET Canada before getting serious. "I think that they needed a woman director and they needed the focus to be about the story of who she is. And I think they got that. So from what I understand, it's going to be great. I can't wait!"
Warner Bros. Pictures' Wonder Woman feature film, the highly anticipated action adventure from director Patty Jenkins ("Monster," AMC's "The Killing"), starring Gal Gadot (the "Fast & Furious" movies) in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The character will made her big screen debut in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," but the new film will mark her first time headlining a feature.
The film also stars Chris Pine (the "Star Trek" films) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Netflix's "House of Cards"), Danny Huston ("Clash of the Titans," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), David Thewlis (the "Harry Potter" films, "The Theory of Everything"), Ewen Bremner ("Exodus: Gods and Kings," "Snowpiercer"), Saïd Taghmaoui ("American Hustle"), Elena Anaya ("The Skin I Live In") and Lucy Davis ("Shaun of the Dead").
The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.
Set to open in June 2, 2017, the Wonder Woman feature film is based on characters created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.