Allan Heinberg

Allan Heinberg (born June 29, 1967) is an American film screenwriter, television writer and producer and comic book writer.

Heinberg is the screenwriter of the film Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins. His television writing and producing credits include The Naked Truth, Party Of Five, Sex And The City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, Looking, and Scandal. Most recently, Heinberg developed, wrote, and ran ABC’s The Catch, starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause. For Marvel Comics, Heinberg created and wrote Young Avengers and its sequel, Avengers: The Children’s Crusade with co-creator/artist Jim Cheung. For DC Comics, Heinberg co-wrote JLA: Crisis Of Conscience with Geoff Johns (art by Chris Batista), and re-launched Wonder Woman with artists Terry and Rachel Dodson.

Allan Heinberg
AH at Belmont
Allan Heinberg at Belmont University in 2017
BornJune 29, 1967 (age 51)

Childhood and education

Heinberg is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Yale University class of 1989. He was in Morse College. Heinberg acted in the Broadway cast of Laughter on the 23rd Floor and appeared off-Broadway in Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh and the Vineyard Theatre's production of Bob Merrill's Hannah...1939 starring Julie Wilson.[1]



Heinberg's Young Avengers was a sales success and fan favorite for Marvel Comics. The series also gained favorable press for its inclusions of two gay characters, Wiccan and the alien Hulkling. Heinberg himself is openly gay.[2][3] He returned to write for the Young Avengers during the Children's Crusade storyline.

After co-writing a 5-issue arc of DC Comics's JLA with Geoff Johns, Heinberg and artist Terry Dodson relaunched Wonder Woman following the "Infinite Crisis" mini-series.


On television, Heinberg worked on The Naked Truth, Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, Looking, Scandal and The Catch, and served as Executive Producer of The CW's pilot for their Wonder Woman origin series Amazon in 2012, but the pilot was not picked up to series.[4]


Heinberg wrote the screenplay for the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman, as well as co-wrote the story with Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs.[5]



Year Film Credit Notes
2006 Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart Consulting producer TV movie
Grey's Anatomy: Under Pressure
Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart
2007 Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts Co-executive producer
Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine
2012 Blue Like Jazz Special thanks
2017 Playing It Straight Very special thanks Short film
Thirst Special thanks
Wonder Woman Screenplay, story Co-wrote story with Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs
TBA Multiple Man Writer


Year Film Credit
1997-1998 The Naked Truth Written by
1998-2000 Party of Five Story editor, written by, story by, co-producer, producer
2000-2002 Sex and the City Creative consultant, written by, supervising producer
2000 Grosse Pointe Creative consultant
2002 Gilmore Girls Written by
2003-2005 The O.C. Co-executive producer, executive consultant, written by, story by
2006-2010 Grey's Anatomy Executive producer, co-executive producer, written by, consulting producer
2014 Looking Written by
2014-2015 Scandal Co-executive producer, written by
2016-2017 The Catch Developed by, executive producer, written by

Video Games

Year Film Credit Notes
2013 Marvel Heroes Characters created by, uncredited Characters: Katherine "Kate" Bishop/Hawkeye and William "Billy" Kaplan/Wiccan
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Characters: Katherine "Kate" Bishop/Hawkeye, William "Billy" Kaplan/Wiccan, Dorrek VIII/Theodore "Teddy" Altman/Hulking and Thomas "Teddy" Shepherd/Speed


  1. ^ "'Sex and the City' writer to be guest at master's tea". Yale Bulletin and Calendar. 2004-11-05. Archived from the original on 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  2. ^ "Young love?". The Advocate. 2005-05-24. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  3. ^ Figuracion, Neil (2005-11-04). "Who The #*&% Is Allan Heinberg? - Part 3". Broken Frontier. Archived from the original on 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
  4. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (2012-11-29). "The CW's 'Wonder Woman' pilot gets a twist: No more Diana Prince?". Archived from the original on 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  5. ^ "Warner Bros. Pictures brings Hero's and Magic".

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Greg Rucka
Wonder Woman writer
Succeeded by
Will Pfeifer
Cassandra Lang

Cassandra "Cassie" Lang is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The daughter of Scott Lang, the character first appeared in Marvel Premiere #47 (April 1979) as Cassie Lang, in Young Avengers #6 (May 2006) as Stature and in Astonishing Ant-Man #6 (May 2016) as Stinger. A member of the Young Avengers and The Initiative, she has the same powers as her father, the ability to shrink and grow in size; however, she manifested her powers much later than her first exposure to Pym Particles.

The character appears in the 2015 film Ant-Man and the 2018 sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, portrayed by Abby Ryder Fortson. A teenage version of Cassie will appear again in Avengers: Endgame portrayed by Emma Fuhrmann.

Fry and the Slurm Factory

"Fry and the Slurm Factory" is the thirteenth and final episode in the first season of the American animated television series Futurama. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 14, 1999. The episode was directed by Ron Hughart and written by Lewis Morton. Pamela Anderson guest stars as the voice of one of the Slurm party girls.

Iron Lad

Iron Lad (Nathaniel "Nate" Richards) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character appears in particular in Young Avengers, a team of which Iron Lad is a member. He first appeared in Young Avengers #1 (April 2005), created by writer Allan Heinberg and illustrator Jim Cheung. He is an adolescent version of Kang the Conqueror, armed with a bio-metal suit that responds to mental commands. He is named after the father of Reed Richards.

JLA (comic book)

JLA was a monthly comic book published by DC Comics from January 1997 to April 2006 featuring the Justice League of America (JLA, Justice League). The series restarted DC's approach to the Justice League which had initially featured most of the company's top-tier superheroes but shifted in the 1980s to featuring a rotating cast of established characters alongside newer ones and also saw that franchise expand to several series, diluting the prestige of the name brand. When relaunched by writer Grant Morrison, the team again focused on the most recognizable, powerful, and long-lasting heroes in DC's library.

Jason Fuchs

Jason Isaac Fuchs (born March 5, 1986) is an American actor and screenwriter, best known for writing Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Pan (2015) and Wonder Woman (2017). He is also known for his role as Lawrence Grey on the Fox dramatic thriller The Passage (TV series). In January 2015, Fuchs was included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.


Kinetic (Ancient Greek: κίνησις “kinesis”, movement or to move) may refer to:

Kinetic theory, describing a gas as particles in random motion

Kinetic energy, the energy of an object that it possesses due to its motion

Kinetic (comics)

Kinetic was a comic book series created by Allan Heinberg and written by Kelley Puckett and Warren Pleece and published by DC Focus, a short-lived imprint of DC Comics. The aim of the imprint was to feature super-powered characters who did not follow the traditional format of classic superhero adventures. It was cancelled after eight issues. One Editorial Review called the book "Unbreakable or Donnie Darko."

List of Grey's Anatomy cast members

Grey's Anatomy is an American television medical drama that debuted on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), as a mid-season replacement for Boston Legal on March 27, 2005. While creating the show, producers put an emphasis on the casting process. The series has aired for fourteen seasons, and focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents, as they gradually evolve into seasoned doctors, while trying to maintain personal lives. The show's premise originated with Shonda Rhimes, who serves as an executive producer, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg. It is primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California.

The series was created to be racially diverse, utilizing a color-blind casting technique. All roles for the series are cast without the characters' races being pre-specified, in keeping with Rhimes' vision of diversity. The series' protagonist, Meredith Grey, is portrayed by Ellen Pompeo. Pompeo starred as the leading role in Moonlight Mile, which explains the significance of her being cast as Meredith. Meredith is assigned to work under Miranda Bailey the only character developed with a racial description in mind, who is portrayed by Chandra Wilson. On Wilson's addition to the cast Rhimes reported, "[Wilson] is exactly who Miranda is." The other interns working with Meredith under Bailey are along with Cristina Yang, George O'Malley, Izzie Stevens, and Alex Karev played by Sandra Oh, T.R. Knight, Katherine Heigl and Justin Chambers respectively. Chambers' character was not originally part of the pilot but was added later as the fifth and final intern. Oh was initially brought to play the character of Bailey, but pressed to read for the role of Cristina instead at the audition. Many actors read for the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd including Isaiah Washington, but when Patrick Dempsey read for the part, "he was just perfect", according to Rhimes. Washington was cast as Burke, because the original actor to play Burke had to withdraw.The second season marked the introduction of Eric Dane as leading plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sloan and Sara Ramirez as ortho-resident Dr. Callie Torres. They were initially cast as recurring characters, but both were given star billing at the opening of the third season. Ramirez was cast after ABC executives offered her a role in the network show of her choice, Dane had previously auditioned unsuccessfully for a role in the pilot episode. Kate Walsh also joined the show in season two, after making a guest appearance in season one as Dr. Addison Montgomery the estranged wife of Derek. and leaves the show at the end of the third, in order to launch her own spin-off medical drama Private Practice. Burke departs at the conclusion of the third season, and is replaced by Erica Hahn played by Brooke Smith, who leaves the show during the fifth. Chyler Leigh, first appears in the third as the half-sister of Meredith, Lexie Grey.

Kevin McKidd playing Dr. Owen Hunt was signed as a series regular after originally being cast for a specific story arc joins the cast in season 5. Jessica Capshaw is given series regular status at the beginning of the sixth season after plays peds-attending Arizona Robbins in the season 5. Following O'Malley's death and Stevens' departure, Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew joined the cast as new residents from Mercy West Jackson Avery and April Kepner both having made their series debuts as recurring characters in the sixth season. Kim Raver, who was cast as recurring character Dr. Teddy Altman in the sixth season, was given star billing later in the season.In the tenth season, the new batch of interns introduced during the ninth season were made series regulars including Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson, Gaius Charles as Dr. Shane Ross, Jerrika Hinton as Dr. Stephanie Edwards, Tessa Ferrer as Dr. Leah Murphy with the exception of Tina Majorino as Dr. Heather Brooks (who died during the season 9 finale). Caterina Scorsone was upgraded to a series regular to continue her role as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, one of Dr. Derek Shepherd's four sisters. Scorsone previously played Dr. Amelia Shepherd since the seventh season as a recurring role. Kelly McCreary as Dr. Maggie Pierce was promoted to a series regular after being credited as guest-starring until the eleventh episode of eleventh season. The cast has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, and numerous Primetime Emmy Award nominations for individual cast members.

List of Jewish American cartoonists

This is an alphabetized list of notable Jewish American cartoonists. Jewish Americans took the lead role in creating the comics industry.

List of unproduced television projects based on Marvel Comics

This is a list of unmade and unreleased television projects based on Marvel Comics. Some of these productions were, or still are, in development hell. Projects that have not provided significant production announcements within at least a year, would be considered in development limbo until further announcements are released. The following would include television shows, whether as live-action or animated productions. Along with Marvel Comics properties, projects based on their imprints (Icon Comics, Malibu Comics, CrossGen, Star Comics, Razorline, and Epic Comics) will also be included.

Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is an annual award given by the International Press Academy.

Speed (comics)

Speed (Thomas "Tommy" Shepherd) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is depicted as a member of the Young Avengers, a team of teenaged superheroes in the Marvel Universe. He is a mutant whose powers are based on those of Quicksilver, and who first appeared in the comic book Young Avengers #10. In Young Avengers #12 he adopts the costumed identity Speed and joins the Young Avengers.

His story sees him discovering that he and the magical teen hero Wiccan are in fact long lost twin brothers, and that the pair are the sons of the Scarlet Witch and her husband Vision.

The Catch (TV series)

The Catch is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from March 24, 2016 to May 11, 2017. Starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause, it was created by Jennifer Schuur, Kate Atkinson, and Helen Gregory, developed by Allan Heinberg, and was executive produced by Shondaland's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Julie Anne Robinson also served as an executive producer, and directed the pilot episode. The series premiered on May 12, 2016, and was renewed for a second season.The second season premiered on March 9, 2017. On May 11, 2017, ABC cancelled the series after two seasons.

Who Is Wonder Woman?

"Who is Wonder Woman?" is a five-issue comic book story arc written by Allan Heinberg with art by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.

It was originally published in the then-new third volume of the Wonder Woman title #1–4, and after much delay, was resolicited and finished in Annual #1. This was the One Year Later Wonder Woman story. The hardcover collecting the issues of this arc was released on March 5, 2008

Wiccan (comics)

Wiccan (real name William "Billy" Kaplan) is a comic book fictional superhero, and is a member of the Young Avengers, a team of teenage superheroes appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung, the character first appeared in Young Avengers #1 (April 2005). The character's appearance is patterned on that of two prominent Marvel superheroes, Thor and Scarlet Witch, both of whom are members of the Avengers. Like the Scarlet Witch, Wiccan possesses powerful magical abilities which make him a key member of his superhero team.

His story sees him discover that he and the super fast teen hero Speed are in fact long lost twin brothers, and that the pair are the sons of the Scarlet Witch and her husband Vision. Significant storylines for the character include him and his brother's search for their missing mother, learning to master his powers, and his ongoing relationship with his alien teammate Hulkling. Iron Lad recruited him to the Young Avengers, the team on which Hulkling also serves.

Wonder Woman in literature

This is a list of published works about Wonder Woman.

Young Avengers

The Young Avengers are a fictional superhero team, appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The team, created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, features numerous adolescent characters who typically have connections to established members of Marvel's primary superhero team, the Avengers. The Young Avengers originally featured in a twelve issue run, later appearing in several notable Marvel crossover series, including the Civil War and The Children's Crusade events, before the series was relaunched in January 2013 as part of the Marvel NOW! rebranding by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie.

The original series won the 2006 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book and the 2006 Harvey Award for Best New Series. The second volume by Kieron Gillen also received the award for Outstanding Comic Book at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards in 2014.

Young Avengers follows the events of the 2004–2005 "Avengers Disassembled" storyline. The four founding members of the team are gathered as a result of the Vision's plan for the reformation of the Avengers in the event the team disbanded. In the series, newspapers refer to the young heroes as "super-powered fanboys" and label them the "Young Avengers," a name the team members initially dislike but which sticks nonetheless.

Marvel's 1940s forerunner, Timely Comics, had an unrelated character, Young Avenger, who debuted in USA Comics #1 (Aug. 1941).

Zack Snyder

Zachary Edward Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He made his feature film debut in 2004 with a remake of the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead. Since then, he has done a number of comic book and superhero films, including 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009), as well as the Superman film that started the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel (2013) and its follow-ups, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). He also served as co-screenwriter for 300, Sucker Punch (2011), and 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), an executive producer for Suicide Squad (2016) and Aquaman (2018), and as co-writer of the story for Wonder Woman (2017) and Justice League.

Snyder is the co-founder of Cruel and Unusual Films, a production company he established in 2004, alongside his wife Deborah Snyder and producing partner Wesley Coller.

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