It has been rumored for quite some time now that screenwriter Jason Fuchs was going to be working on Warner Bros. & DC’s Wonder Woman adaptation due to how strong his screenplay was for the upcoming Pan. While speaking with Collider, Fuchs avoided directly confirming his involvement by answering with the following reply:
“Warners has been very kind to me, I have to say.”
Based on that wording, it’s safe to assume that was his indirect way of confirming his involvement with the Wonder Woman project. Afterwards Fuchs shifted away from his involvement with the production and commented on the “darker” direction of the DC Extended Universe:
“This is what I would say. When you work for DC, it’s sort of like working for the CIA. You have a vow of silence. I think, as we speak, Zack Snyder’s gonna come in here and put a muzzle on me. The trouble with these things is that you really can’t say much. So I’m excited about everything that’s going on in that universe. And I’ve certainly read the same reports you’ve read about my involvement and what that might be, but I can only speak to it as a fan. I can tell you, I am someone who from a very young age was a huge fan of DC Comics. A huge fan of that key troika in the Justice League of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as all the other characters.
So I am very, very happy that that DC Cinematic Universe is finally being fleshed out. I don’t think it’s any secret that people who have seen the Batman v Superman trailer, the Suicide Squad trailer can see that this is a very different cinematic universe than the one that Marvel has constructed over at Disney, or the one that Simon Kinberg and company have constructed with X-Men over at Fox. It’s a really specific, grand, slightly darker, slightly grittier place. As a fan of those comic books, a fan of those movies, I’m excited to see where it goes next.”
The writer is clearly involved with the project in some capacity but is keeping it a bit hush-hush at the moment. With filming set to start in November though, we should likely expect to get some official news and confirmations regarding the project soon. Let us know what you think about Fuchs comments in the box below.
Wonder Woman is set to hit theaters June 23, 2017.