‘Wonder Woman’ writer explains how ‘The Little Mermaid’ influenced new film

“The story as I see it is The Little Mermaid, specifically Disney’s incarnation,” he says. Says Johns, “There is a drop of Splash in it when it comes to the observations she has about our world. Some are poignant. “It was life-changing. Wonder Woman screenwriter, comic book author, and frequent Shondaland scribe and showrunner Allan Heinberg was brought into Warner Bros. “When you have two alphas who fall in love, that’s a lot of fun, that push and pull,” he says. She wants to be where the people are.”
Heinberg, who worked closely with Snyder, producer Geoff Johns, and director Patty Jenkins for eight months before leaving the project to work on   the final season of ABC’s The Catch, saw the film as having a lighter tone then the previous DC superhero movies. “This is a woman who has been raised in a very protective, sheltered life, she’s curious about what life is like outside and she wants to have her own experience. I was 7   years old and it was stunning. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Heinberg, whose unique background includes writing both comic books and romantic dramas, seemed to have the perfect combination of skills for bringing Wonder Woman to the screen, and he had a very specific pitch on how to do it. I cried. But The Little Mermaid isn’t the only cinematic antecedent fueling Wonder Woman. I remember seeing it so clearly. Jenkins, a huge fan of the original 1978 Superman film starring Christopher Reeve, wanted to make a movie that had a similar emotional undercurrent to the one that moved her so significantly when she was a kid. Show Full Article “One of the most definitive moments of my life was seeing Superman for the first time,” said Jenkins last year on the set. Some are light and fun. What Star Wars was for a lot of people — that’s what Superman was to me.”
More than the aquatic fish-out-of-water tales, Superman was the overarching guide for Wonder Woman. Warner Bros. But she’s pointing out things that are absolutely true.”
Aquatic women weren’t the only source material for this epic adventure. To read more on   Wonder Woman, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here. “Superman is an emotional, powerful and uplifting film,” says Johns. For the fish-out-of-water aspect to her tale, the creators looked to another mermaid for inspiration, specifically Daryl Hannah in Splash. in January 2015 to help producer Zack Snyder craft   a new version of the heroine’s standalone movie. “We set out to make something that was emotional and true to that spirit, but with all the qualities of Wonder Woman: love, peace and compassion.”
One June 2, you can see if they succeeded. It was the most beautiful movie.