Defying history and the resigned sense that it would never actually happen, it looks like that Wonder Woman movie is 100 percent no-bullshit going forward. Assuming the character can get some time off from her busy schedule of officiating same-sex weddings, one of DC Comics’ biggest names is at long last having the cameras roll on her blockbuster debut. During a talk at the Geena Davis Institute, producer Deborah Snyder confirmed that production on Wonder Woman would begin in November.
We still wanted a female director and we found Patty Jenkins, who had the right vision and the same vision that we had for the character. We’re really happy that we’re going to be going into production in November. It’s been a really great process—we’ve tried to hire as many female people on the crew as possible.
Besides being a valuable reminder that we can all sound a little silly when someone transcribes the words we say out loud, this is all sounding surprisingly stress-free for a project with such a troubled history. Sure, maybe it has something to do with finding a director who shares the same vision for the character, and locking down a cast and crew who are all on the same page. But let’s not discount the valuable presence of a white dude named Chris in your superhero film. That’s still an important part of the formula, people.