The DC Extended Universe might just be the best thing to ever happen to Wonder Woman, as the shared universe film franchise has not only introduced Diana Prince on film for the first time (not counting a cameo from a LEGO version of herself in The LEGO Movie) but has also rocketed her standalone film franchise to the same level as Superman or Batman. And while Justice League still needs to sort some things out before it can truly compete with Marvel’s Avengers franchise more closely, Wonder Woman is indeed a big component that will keep that movie series together whenever the sequel is eventually made.
In a special feature for Justice League, actress Gal Gadot explained that she thought it was important to show that Wonder Woman grew as a character since the events of her standalone movie (set a century before Justice League) by establishing herself as someone who can keep the struggling team together. Given that her standalone movie set her up as a capable leader, this seems like a natural progression for her character arc:
“For me, it was really important that she would be the glue of the team. That we would track the same character that we established in the Wonder Woman movie. One of the most beautiful qualities are the fact that she just cares for people in the most sincere way. So I made a point out of the importance of Diana being this glue to the team. That she would make each and every one of them, even if it’s in small moments, feel stronger and loved and capable.”
Justice League is now available on digital formats. The movie will also be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on March 13, 2018 — the former of which will feature an extended cut. The film is made up of an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, and Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen.
Source: Justice League (via CinemaBlend)
10 DC Storylines We Want To See Adapted In The DC Extended Universe
The DC Extended Universe has drawn inspiration from plenty of iconic storylines from DC Comics. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice drew inspiration from both The Dark Knight Returns and Death of Superman, while Suicide Squad adapted the popular lineup from the New 52 launch and the stage is set for Flashpoint.
DC Comics is filled with great iconic storylines that could inspire a film slate for decades and still barely scratch the surface of the rich mythology. DC would be wise to not make a straight adaptation of any of these classic storylines, but draw inspiration from them. They can still remain true to the original intent of the work without being a straight adaptation. If you need proof take a look at how Captain America: Civil War pretty much only uses the broad concept of a superhero registration but creates essentially an original storyline that makes sense within that universe based off the comic. Or how Batman Begins draws elements from The Man Who Falls, Batman: Year One and Batman: The Long Halloween without making a page to page adaptation.
The storylines chosen are not just because of how great they were as original comics (which they were) but also the storytelling possibilities they open up. Basically how different they would be from other superhero projects or just ways they could grow the universe.
Take a look at 10 storylines we would like to see incorporated into the DC Extended Universe. Click Next to get started!