James Gunn Plans For More Wonder Woman Animation

James Gunn Plans For More Wonder Woman Animation

James Gunn has more Wonder Woman animation content in mind and is currently developing projects featuring the superhero for the DCU. Apart from the recently released Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters for the DC slate, the co-CEOs Gunn and Peter Safran reveal that the titles are just almost half of their plan.

With one title Paradise Lost focusing on the world of Diana Prince before she was even born, Wonder Woman’s story develops deeper in the DCU. And based on the studio head’s online activity lately, more about the Amazon Princess will come in the future.

This was news most welcome to fans, and a good number have already been saying that expanding Diana’s story is actually long overdue. So much about the character has been covered in the comic books for the last two decades; however, Wonder Woman barely gets developed into the small screen, let alone adapted to the big screen.

James Gunn Could Have More Wonder Woman Animation

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The Twitter world got the update straight from the DC Studio executive after a Wonder Woman fan @sennaverse tweeted:

Diana is a character with such a rich cast with so much untapped potential and stories, it’s beyond past time for it to be explored. #WonderWomanAnimatedSeries

To which Gunn replied:

Agreed. Working on it.

In a follow-up exchange, where another fan @whenbatmenfly tried to clarify what he meant, Gunn further expanded his answer:

No we’re working on getting Wonder Woman into more animation. I agree that there hasn’t been enough of her in that area and was one of the first things I brought up to the animation folks.

Naturally, this excited many fans as they had been waiting for Wonder Woman content for so long. The limited exposure of the character for the animated series had kept fans wanting more about the Daughter of Zeus.

DC Animated Movies has one Wonder Woman full-length feature loosely based on the seven-issue comic book Gods and Mortals arc from George Pérez, with a script from Greg Potter and Len Wein back in 1987. It was the arc of the reboot of Wonder Woman in the comics.

Similar story elements are present in the 2017 Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot under the direction of Patty Jenkins. Allan Heinberg wrote the screenplay from a story he developed with Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs based on the character created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter (uncredited).

James Gunn Developing More Animation For Wonder Woman

James Gunn Plans For More Wonder Woman Animation

Credit: Warner Bros. Animation

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Amidst fans speculating about the story Gunn and Safran are developing for the expansion of Wonder Woman animation, many are raising their favourite comic book runs from the last decades. Gunn described the officially announced series Paradise Lost as being similar to Games of Thrones. He said:

Paradise Lost is a story of Paradise Island, usually known as Themyscira which is the birthplace of Wonder Woman. It’s almost like ‘Game of Thrones’ with ‘Westeros’, but with all of the inhabitants of Paradise Island.

Some fans are already anticipating the participation of Gal Gadot as the voice of the character for the Wonder Woman animation. This is simply because Gunn has also stated that the actors for the live-action movies or series will be the ones who will voice the characters in animation. It will clearly showcase a unified DCU.

With Gadot’s Diana Prince appearing in Shazam Fury of the Gods as teased in the television spot recently, it indicates that the actress is still in the running for the character as it transitions from DCEU into the DCU.

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