Anticipation has been high regarding Wonder Woman’s place in the upcoming DC Universe reboot. A recent post by DC Studios co-chair James Gunn on Wonder Woman Day has led fans to envision actress Eiza González donning the iconic tiara.
Details about Wonder Woman’s role in the revamped DC Universe remain scarce, especially with Gal Gadot not reprising the character for DC Studios. Yet, James Gunn has been consistent in keeping fans’ hopes alive, even sharing an evocative image of the Amazonian on her special day. His post on Wonder Woman Day, coupled with Eiza González’s comment, “This image is the one,” has only added to the growing speculation.
The Instagram comment has led many fans to speculate that Eiza González is up for the role of Wonder Woman in the DC Universe, or even that this confirms James Gunn and DC Studios have already cast her. However, given the actress’ history with comic book films, including a failed audition for The Batman, it’s likely she’s just commenting as a fan.
Twitter reactions to the potential Wonder Woman casting were largely positive. @itseian1 expressed, “She’s absolutely gorgeous and almost anything is an upgrade as an actress, so I’m for it.” Concurring with the sentiment, @Josue_can mentioned, “If it can’t be Gal, then yes, she would be great.” Meanwhile, @PutNarutoin succinctly rated the decision with a “10/10 choice.”
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle have all been released following the announcement of the new DC Universe, with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
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