Patty Jenkins has been called upon to fill the gap and step in as the new helmer for the super-heroine project. Jenkins, best known for her landmark film “Monster” was at the top of the directing list for Marvel’s “Thor 2” but has decided to opt out of that in order to become the DC universe’s first female director. She also finds the challenge of bringing Wonder Woman onto the big screen. For years it has been imbedded in the mind of viewers that there is only one Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) and she belongs on the small screen. It will be Jenkins’ job to successfully transition her into new cinematic waters.
With a USA release date set for June 23, 2017 Jenkins still has plenty of time to get all her ducks in a row. The most important task of casting the lead (Gal Gadot) has already been accomplished so that is one item she will not have to check off her to-do list. Also cast is the role of Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman’s love interest. That part has fallen to “Fury” co-star Scott Eastwood. Scott has been making waves of late in Hollywood. He will continue the Trevor role in “Suicide Squad” and is currently in the midst of filming the “Snowden” expose’ opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nicolas Cage and Shailene Woodley.