Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman. Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman's debut live-action feature film is set to be the first superhero movie to star a woman since 2005 when it is finally released in 2017.

Gal Gadot will star following her debut as the Princess Diana of Themyscira in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but new reports have suggested it will be a drastically different kind of film.

Dawn of Justice is set in the modern day, but according to Bleeding Cool, the first Wonder Woman movie will be set partly on Themyscira, also called as Paradise Island – the home of Wonder Woman and her Amazonian kin – and partly in the 1920s.

"I have been informed by those who have seen the greenlit treatment that the film will spends the first half on Paradise Island [Themyscira] with warring Amazon factions vying for control," reads their report. "An arrival of a man on the island changes that status quo, as he asks the Amazons for help. Not necessarily Steve Trevor either…

"When Wonder Woman joins him on his return to the world of Man, we all discover that it is the 1920s. And the film will then show Diana exploring that world – a world where women have only just got the vote – from her unique perspective."

The report also says that a second Wonder Woman movie would jump ahead a couple of decades to World War 2. Wonder Woman versus Nazis? I'm game.

The assumption was that Wonder Woman's films would follow on from Batman v Superman in the present day. But a prequel series allows Warner Bros and DC to enrich the cohesive universe they are building, which will be highlighted with two Justice League movies in 2017 and 2019, and stay true to Wonder Woman's origins in the comic universe.

Wonder Woman will be the first solo DC superhero adventure following Batman v Superman, and will be followed by outings for Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg and DC's Captain Marvel, in Shazam!. Batman and Superman solo movies have also been confirmed, but do not have any release date.

Wonder Woman will be released on 23 June 2017.