You might think it odd that Wonder Woman has never had a live-action motion picture before, but for a long time it was uncertain whether the character could translate to the big screen in a meaningful way. With the arrival of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, we were introduced to a very “aged” and experienced Wonder Woman, and that got people’s attention. So thus with the solo film, we needed an origin story. But that wasn’t so easy at first as Producer Charles Roven told ComicBookResources.com.
“The challenging thing was to come up with a story that was an origin that in some way made sense to the character in Batman v Superman. “Oh, that’s how she became that way. That’s why she’s who she is.” That was challenging, and it didn’t come right away.
We made a number of attempts that gave us some, but not a huge amount, of results. Ultimately, when Zack [Snyder] got together with [screenwriter] Allan Heinberg, they crafted the overview story, which took the part of the canon which made you realize that Wonder Woman, Diana, is one of the few — maybe the only — superhero character that knew she wanted to be a hero from the moment that she was a young girl. Once we knew that, we really had the basis of an interesting, different kind of superhero story that hadn’t been told before, with any other character. So that was uplifting.”
It appears they made the right decision, as Wonder Woman is being raved about by critics and fans and is likely going to get $100 million dollars at the box office.