Wonder Woman is a 2018 superhero film based on the DC Comics character created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter. The film is produced by Legendary Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Bad Robot Productions, and Kennedy Miller Mitchell, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the third installment of the DC Cinematic Universe, and is directed by George Miller.
- Kaya Scodelario as Diana of Themyscira/ Wonder Woman
- Armie Hammer as Steve Trevor
- Guy Pearce as Ares
- Naomi Watts as Hippolyta
- Kelsey Grammer as General Sam Lane
- Alison Pill as Etta Candy
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
- Hugh Keays-Byrne
- Alan Tudyk
In 2012, after Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy concluded, Warner Bros. sought out a new way to address the DC Comics properties. After a Superman project by Watchmen director Zack Snyder was scrapped, as well as several other potential projects, DC Comics Creative Director Geoff Johns developed an idea to create one whole universe of films that the studio could produce several different films in, much like Marvel had reportedly intended to do with 2008's Iron Man before it flopped.
In July 2015, it had been reported that Abrams would write, produce, and direct Wonder Woman. However, Abrams later denied these reports, stating that he would only serve as a producer on the film. Just weeks later, it was announced that George Miller had been hired to direct the film, and also write the screenplay with Johns. Warner Bros. then announced that English actress Kaya Scodelario had been cast as Wonder Woman, with the movie shooting for a November 2018 release.
Actor Armie Hammer, who Miller had previously cast as Batman in his cancelled Justice League Mortal project, was then cast as Steve Trevor. Bradley Cooper had reportedly been offered the role prior to Hammer's casting, but turned it down. Charlize Theron, who had worked with Miller on Mad Max: Fury Road, turned down the role of Hippolyta, and actress Naomi Watts was later chosen for the role. Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean was offered the choice of playing Ares or Alchemy, the villain in The Flash, ultimately choosing Alchemy. Guy Pearce, who was the favorite of both Miller and Johns, was chosen to play the god of war instead. Kelsey Grammer was later announced to have joined the cast, as with Canadian actress Alison Pill. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hugh Keays-Byrne, both of whom worked with Miller on Mad Max: Fury Road, were also cast as unspecified characters. Miller later announced that Grammer would be playing General Sam Lane, better known to comic book fans as the father of Superman love interest Lois Lane, while Pill would be playing Wonder Woman's ally, Etta Candy.