It’s the last Weekly Wonder Woman for at least a month now, I’m afraid, as I’m away on my usual August break. Sorry about that, but vacations are so, so necessary.
I don’t think I’ll be missing much in my coverage, at least in terms of comics, since despite the launch of DC Rebirth, Wonder Woman going bi-monthly and her 75th birthday, there’s not been much for me to cover of late. Okay, so in the past week, Lego has done that nice 75th birthday tribute shot above, which takes in everything from Wondy’s heady Volume 1 days fighting the Nazis through her TV series, her adventures with the Justice League, her nu52 showdown with Darkseid to Batman v Superman (Nice Ares, by the way).
DC’s done a similar thing themselves this week, showing us Wonder Woman through the ages:
There’s also been quite a bit about next year’s Wonder Woman, including a synopsis:
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film is scheduled for release on June 2, 2017, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
No mention of her being a goddess or anything, but it’s a synopsis. There’s also been a lot of chat about who’s actually written the movie. We’ve had some new pictures, including one with Chris Pine as Steve Trevor with Gal Gadot:
Both Gadot and Pine will be at this year’s ComicCon, incidentally, where DC has all manner of things planned for Wondy’s 75th – you can even have your photo taken in the cockpit of her invisible jet, apparently. Hmm…
And Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition has also been released in the UK on download (Blu-ray release date: 1 August). As well as a few precious extra bits of footage involving Diana – largely involving her hacking up Doomsday and all of which can be seen in this shoddily edited video…
…there’s a couple of featurettes about our Di. The first is a surprisingly good look over her 75th years in comics and on TV, featuring the likes of Phil Jimenez, Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang.
The second is more about the movie Wonder Woman, particularly how they designed her costume. Intriguingly, it also confirms that this Wonder Woman is immortal and 3,000 years old; it also features some new footage from Wonder Woman. Take a look while you still can or go and buy it:
But apart from that, it’s been quiet. She almost appeared in Action Comics #959… but we’re just going to have to wait until next month for her rematch with Doomsday.
That means we only had Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #2 to peruse. What happened in #1? Well, you could read last week’s review or you could watch this DC recap video. Apparently that’s a thing now.
Unfortunately, it’ll be no help in telling you what happens in #2 as odd- and even-numbered issues are following completely different storylines with different artists. One day they’ll converge… just not yet. More on that after the jump when we discuss ‘Wonder Woman: Year One’!