Wonder Woman Is Very Old In ‘Batman v Superman’; Plus New Details On Her Standalone Movie

With only a couple of months to go until the release of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans are eager to finally see Wonder Woman in action. Even though she’s one of the most iconic female characters of all time, she has never actually appeared on the big screen, which makes everyone all the more excited to finally see her standing next to the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. In the March issue of Empire, director Zack Snyder revealed why he chose to include the character in the movie. Here’s what he had to say:

It was incredibly organic how Wonder Woman came into the story. The whole concept came of, ‘Let’s not save anything. Let’s try it all.’ Then Wonder Woman’s entrance made us realize we were much closer to the Justice League than we thought. We realized we were one movie away.

Wonder Woman will be portrayed by Gal Gadot in the cinematic event, ahead of starring in her very own standalone movie, which is slated to hit theaters on June 23, 2017. Judging by everything we’ve seen so far from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, she looks great in the role and we still haven’t heard a single word from her. Inside the magazine, the director reveals that she’s over 5,000 years old when we first meet her in the movie. Empire also had a chance to speak with Gadot, who says that her character had been inactive for quite some time before deciding to take matters into her own hands:

Because she’s seen it all, she has seen what humans can do, so it was very hard for her to come back and fight. They have the same attitude. Although when she is Diana she tries to blend in, she is not too outgoing. I don’t want people to think she is perfect. She can be naughty.

As you might already know, the Wonder Woman standalone movie —  which is currently shooting in England —  will take place during the events of World War I. Speaking to the magazine, producer Deborah Snyder confirmed that the movie will in fact be an origin story, something which was heavily hinted by Geoff Johns and Gal Gadot during the recent Dawn of the Justice League special. Here’s what she had to say:  

Her sexuality is part of her power, but she is also a feminist icon. Gender has been a hot topic, so it is very timely to bring her back. The way we have approached it, especially in the stand alone movie, that is definitely there. Looking back and doing an origin story – and it is a period piece – see the role of women through history. There is a great source of humour in that now. It is so unbelievable you can’t even fathom it. You are still making a statement, but having some fun with it.

What do you guys think? Are you excited to see Wonder Woman kick some ass in the DC Extended Universe? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: Empire (via CBM)

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.