Recent days have seen a surge of Wonder Woman-related news. As well as the first image of Gal Gadot in her in-production solo movie and the announcement of that film’s full cast, we’ve also had a glimpse of how the character would have looked in the abandoned 2008 ‘Justice League’ movie, and news of a public reading of Joss Whedon’s discarded 2005 ‘Wonder Woman’ screenplay.
On top of all this, the eagle-eyed ComicBook.com just spotted that the official logo of the DC Cinematic Universe’s Wonder Woman is also out there online for all to see.
The logo was spotted on some officially branded Wonder Woman T-shirts from Graphitti Designs - and curiously, though these designs were revealed over a month ago at New York Comic Con, no one (ourselves included, shamefully) realised until now that they were the first merchandise to display the superheroine’s iconic WW motif.
Like the cinematic interpretations of Superman’s S and Batman’s bat symbol before it, this seems true to the comic books whilst also adding a modern spin.
Few images of Gadot as Wonder Woman have made the logo’s placement on her costume clear, but judging by the image used on the cover of a recent Total Film, it doesn’t appear to be quite identical:
The design of Wonder Woman’s logo and its placement on her costume has varied with the many different designs of the character over the decades.
It may be hard not to also draw comparisons to the old 1980s emblem of the World Wrestling Federation (before they were renamed World Wrestling Entertainment), and that of rock band Weezer - though in fairness, DC’s superheroine rocked the Ws long before either of them came around.
Now shooting in London, ‘Wonder Woman’ is directed by Patty Jenkins and will star Gal Gadot in the title role alongside Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis. The movie is due in July 2017.
Before that, Gadot will make her debut as the Amazon warrior princess in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ opening 25 March 2016.
Picture Credit: Warner Bros/DC, Total Film