Recently, many filmmakers and Warner Bros executives spoke to Entertainment Weekly regarding the place of various superheroes in the DC Extended Universe. According to Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder, one of the most difficult characters to establish in Dawn of Justice was the long-awaited Wonder Woman.
“The hardest piece, and probably the most rewarding, was Wonder Woman. You have to establish her but don’t give it away; don’t cash it all in. She’s enough in the movie where you definitely feel her presence. And she makes a huge impact on the film. But there are giant mysteries still surrounding her at the end of the movie.”
Presumably, these mysteries will be explained a bit in her upcoming standalone film, not to mention the highly anticipated Justice League movies. As we have previously mentioned, Gal Gadot will spend the majority of Batman v Superman portraying Wonder Woman’s alter ego, Diana Prince. Working as a solo agent, she will encounter Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne as the two of them both attempt to uncover incriminating information regarding the nefarious Lex Luthor.
The fact that Diana Prince is every bit the intrepid and daring character as Wonder Woman appears to be no accident. Deborah Snyder, who is working as producer on Wonder Woman, believes it is about time that women take a stronger presence in superhero films.
“I can’t get over the fact that she’s going to be 75 years old and this is the first time she’s gracing the silver screen. I think all these things—truth and love and wanting peace and all the things that she represents—is something that we all look up to and would want. In order for women to believe that they can do this, they have to see it.”
Gal Gadot herself has similar views on Wonder Woman, and believes that the character’s presence in the DCEU will send an important message to her four-year-old daughter.
“Most of the movies, the men are in charge, the men are the most powerful ones. You’ve had Superman and Batman and everyone, but Wonder Woman was never there… I’m so happy when she grows up she’s going to see a female figure she can be inspired by.”
Wonder Woman certainly possesses great strength, and Geoff Johns says that this will manifest itself in Batman v Superman in more than one way. Not only can she dish it out, but she can take it as well.
“I love her in the movie. I love when she’s hit by Doomsday and she turns around and smiles, like she hasn’t been in a fight like this in a long, long time. She clearly…she missed it.”
If you haven’t seen it, you can learn more about Wonder Woman and her upcoming standalone film from the following footage, care of The CW’s Dawn of the Justice League special.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releases on March 25. Wonder Woman is currently scheduled for June 23, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly