Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg were recently revealed as the screenwriters for "Wonder Woman," and their repertoire makes them the right match for the movie.
The upcoming 2017 DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movie, "Wonder Woman," is the first ever movie of the iconic superheroine following her big screen debut in this year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Fans have been eagerly awaiting her solo film, which wrapped filming in May.
It has been a long-time speculation that "Pan" scribe Jason Fuchs is the screenwriter for "Wonder Woman." Apparently, though, a male duo has handled the script for the movie.
According to a Warner Bros. press release, Johns and Heinberg are the scribes of "Wonder Woman." The studio didn't specify whether the duo revised what Fuchs originally started or they started from scratch, but it's pretty clear that they're the brains behind the Amazonian warrior's solo adventure in 2017.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder was also listed with a "Story By" credit with Heinberg. It is an expected outcome, considering the filmmaker launched the DCEU this year with "Batman v Superman."
Johns and Heinberg are just the right people for "Wonder Woman" since they are both well-versed in the DC Comics universe.
Johns is currently DC Comics' chief creative officer, tasked at overseeing the DCEU together with Jon Berg. He also has vast DC experience after years of writing DC books such as "Green Lantern," "Aquaman" and "The Flash." In the DC's TV entertainment industry, Johns has written episodes for shows like "Smallville" and "Arrow." He's also working on the script for the "Batman" solo film with Ben Affleck. Since the release of the untitled "Batman" movie is still a few years away, "Wonder Woman" is pretty much Johns' first writing entry in the DCEU.
As for Heinberg, he has experience co-writing the "Justice League" arc with Johns, with his "Wonder Woman" book relaunched with artist Terry Dodson. His comic book experience goes beyond DC and into Marvel as well. Heinberg wrote the "Young Avengers" book where he introduced famous gay characters Wiccan and Hulkling. Over at the TV industry, he also has experience producing "Grey's Anatomy" and "The O.C.," among others.
Johns and Heinberg were supposed to executive produce The CW series "Amazon" a few years back. The show was set to explore the origin story of "Wonder Woman." However, the project was cancelled.
With their vast experiences in the world of DC and television, the duo are clearly the perfect men for the job.
"Wonder Woman" will hit theaters on June 2, 2017. It stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the titular superheroine, who ventures out into the "men's world" following a meeting with pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who crash lands on her Amazonian island of Themyscira. Trevor tells her of an ongoing conflict in the world (World War I), and Wonder Woman travels to Europe, learning about humanity and realizing her full potential as a hero.