Rumor of the Day: Wonder Woman flick to explore past, present in separate settings

Aside from the fact that it’ll star Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, we don’t know much about DC’s upcoming superhero flick slated for 2017. But a new report could hold some key details.

Citing a “well-placed source,” Den of Geek reports the Wonder Woman film will be set in three distinct time periods — to the point that they might even make up the three-act structure of the film itself. We’d already heard rumblings the film could dig into the past a bit with some flashbacks, but at least according to this report, it sounds like much more than that.

According to the source, the first setting will be Wonder Woman’s home of Themyscira, followed by 1916 (in the middle of World War I) and finally the modern day. Check out an excerpt from the report below:

The first setting will be Themyscira, the idyllic island Wonder Woman has called home since her adventures began in the 1940s.
The second period is World War I – the specific year we’ve been given is 1916, which places it right in the middle of that conflict.
The movie will then move to the modern day, where it will tie into the events of Justice League Part One, out at the end of 2017 and also set to star Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

This could make for an interesting way to introduce Wonder Woman to the big screen in her first solo outing, and would also (somewhat) mirror Marvel’s approach of using a period setting to kick off Captain America’s first adventure. Though it sounds like the period component will be limited to just a portion of the film in this case.

What do you think? If true, is this the right direction to go with Wonder Woman?

(Via Den of Geek)

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