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Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, was also the inventor of the first lie detector.
This film has been in development since 1996, when Ivan Reitman was hired to write and direct it. In January 2001, Silver Pictures approached Todd Alcott to write a Wonder Woman script. He was replaced in August 2003 with Laeta Kalogridis. Later in March 2005, Joss Whedon was hired to not only write but also direct the film, but in February 2007, he left due to creative differences. On November 24, 2014, Michelle MacLaren was confirmed as director, but dropped out on March 13, 2015 due to creative differences.
Contrary to early reports,Gal Gadot was not chosen for the role of Wonder Woman due to her Mediterranean heritage. She was born in Israel and is of Polish descent. She is not Greek.
Cobie Smulders was briefly considered for the role of Wonder Woman. Smulders went on to voice the character in the The Lego Movie (2014) and also appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Maria Hill.
Will be the first female dominant superhero film in 12 years since Elektra (2005).
Just like her co-stars Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016)) and Ezra Miller (Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad, Gal will be the third DC character to appear in two films of the same year (Wonder Woman (2017) and Justice League (2017)).
In 2005, Angelina Jolie was offered the chance to play the lead role, but she declined. In 2015, she was considered to direct it.
Producer Zack Snyder has a cameo in this film as a World War I soldier.
Liam Hemsworth and Alexander Skarsgård were considered for Steve Trevor. Liam Hemsworth's brother, Chris Hemsworth, and Alexander Skarsgård's father, Stellan Skarsgård, are part of Marvel's "Thor" films.
This is the second comic book film to have a female director, after Punisher: War Zone (2008).
Both Gal Gadot and Connie Nielsen were up for roles in Man of Steel (2013), with Gadot as Faora and Nielsen as Lara.
A role was offered to Cate Blanchett, but she turned it down.She would take the role of Hela in Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
Originally the enchantress Circe was to appear in the film and Eva Green was going to play her, but the character was cut out and replaced with Doctor Poison.
Patty Jenkins is the first woman to direct a superhero film with a female protagonist.
Nicolas Winding Refn was interested in directing the film and insisted on Christina Hendricks for Wonder Woman.
This is the first feature where Wonder Woman does not wear earrings. Wonder Woman wore red circle earrings throughout Wonder Woman (1975), she wore red circle earrings in Super Friends (1973), and she had on white star earrings on Justice League (2001).
There were several campaigns and arrangements for Lynda Carter, the first live-action Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman (1975), to have a cameo appearance in this film, but they were unable to manage it.
Scott Eastwood, who appeared in Suicide Squad (2016), was rumored for the role of Steve Trevor in this film.
The role of Queen Hippolyta was offered to Nicole Kidman but she passed on the role.
Every design decision made for Themyscira came down to director Patty Jenkins and designer Lindy Hemming asking: "How would women want to live that's badass?" Hemming crafted a look to show off the Amazons' ripped shoulders and toned legs, emphasized by wrist braces and heeled sandals, because Jenkins explains: "as a woman, I want Wonder Woman to fight and look great at the same time - in my opinion this means she has really long legs."
World War 1 scenes were filmed at Upper Heyford air base in Bicester, England.
Kathryn Bigelow, Catherine Hardwicke, Mimi Leder, Karyn Kusama, Julie Taymor and Tricia Brock were considered to direct the film. Michelle MacLaren originally took the job but had to decline.
This will be the third comic-book movie for Danny Huston (after 30 Days of Night (2007) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)), and the second comic-book movie for Florence Kasumba (after Captain America: Civil War (2016)) and Samantha Jo (after Man of Steel (2013)) .
The WB and DC Comics logos are colored gold.
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The first WW film, Wonder Woman (1974), starred Ricardo Montalban as the villain; Montalban also played Khan on Star Trek and in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor in this film, had played Captain Kirk in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016).
Lauren Shuler Donner wanted to produce the film at one point.
Diana goes under the guise of Steve Trevor's secretary. This is a homage to Wonder Woman (1975), where she served as a clerical officer (United States Navy Yeoman, Petty officer, first class) to Steve Trevor.
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Second time that Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman.
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This is Danny Huston's Third comic book film after 30 Days of Night (2007) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) in his Third appearance as the villain.
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Third time Danny Huston appears in a film which features figures from Greek mythology. His previous role was that of the God Poseidon in both 'Clash' & 'Wrath of the Titans'.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

This film might set up Justice League (2017), is the start of a planned trilogy for Wonder Woman, and is the fourth film in the shared DC Extended Universe and is now confirmed.
Wonder Woman is a demigoddess, the daughter of Zeus. This is based on her origin in the "New 52" DC Comics (2011).
In the comics, Steve Trevor and Diana met in the Second World War (1939-45); in the film, they meet in the First World War (1914-18). The change in World Wars was made to highlight Wonder Woman's immortality and the changes in history that she encounters.
There are several references to Wonder Woman (2009):
  • Ares is the main villain


  • Steve Trevor crashes on Themyscira and meets Wonder Woman and the Amazons


  • Diana goes with Steve to see the world


  • Steve pilots a plane in an action sequence


  • Wonder Woman and Ares face off, with both gods wielding lightning.


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