Bill Westenhofer, who has worked on projects like “Life of Pi” will supervise the special effects in “Wonder Woman.” The movie will be directed by Patty Jenkins and so far only Gal Gadot and Chris Pine have been the confirmed cast members.
Variety reported Westenhofer has worked as a visual effects supervisor on movies like “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion. The Witch and the Wardrobe,” “The Golden Compass,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” and “The A-Team.” He has also worked on the forthcoming fantasy movie “Warcraft,” which will be released June 10.
Westenhofer has won two Oscars in 2008 and 2013 for “The Golden Compass” and “Life of Pi,” respectively. He also won two BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television) awards for the same two movies. His other awards include a St. Louis Film Critics Association award and a Visual Effects Society Award in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
The main plot of Jenkins’ movie is still unknown. Gadot will first be seen playing Diana Prince in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.” A previous report by TheWrap said Pine will be playing the love interest of Gadot’s character in the movie.
The report said Pine will be playing the role of the comic book character Steve Trevor in “Wonder Woman.” VanityFair reported Trevor has appeared as a government agent, a super-spy and also a member of the superhero group known as the Justice League in the comic books.
Filming of the movie is to begin in autumn and director Jenkins is currently in London preparing to film the movie there, ComicBook reports. Geoff Johns and Stephen Jones will be the executive producers of the movie. Zack Snyder, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle will join the project as the producers.
“Wonder Woman” is slated to be released June 23, 2017, in the U.S. Gadot’s character will be seen again in the two part “Justice League” movies that are slated to be released in 2017 and 2019.