DC Films producer Charles Roven says that the Wonder Woman film drew from several comic book arc storylines and inspirations.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Roven spoke about what his favorite run from the Wonder Woman comics was and how the team was inspired by various incarnations of the superhero.
I love the Perez – it’s my favorite run, personally. But really, we took things from or used all different versions of the comic throughout history for inspiration.
From the stunt team who actually look at the panels to help compose shots to her costume, and our villains, the characters. The source material is the source material. Really, the inspiration for Themyscira, if you go back to the original comics, it was more about just this ideal sort of paradise. At the time Greek inspiration felt very appropriate, but what Patty was trying to do was just say, “All right, what would that be for contemporary time?” When that part of the world isn’t quite so mysterious as it once was, what would our version of paradise island be?
Roven also admitted recently that Wonder Woman has been a learning process.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief.
The film will be in theaters June 2, 2017.