Zack Snyder On Wonder Woman’s Development & Evolution

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Wonder Woman, from the moment she stepped onto the scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, seemed to be a fully realized character. She knew her mission and she knew where she stood. But she also looked liked she’d seen a lot of terrible things and experienced hardship.

Justice League director Zack Snyder says there will be a difference between the woman we first meet in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman and the one who will appear in his film in November. It’s not that they’ll be two different people, but she’ll have gone through different periods of her life and, according to Snyder, Diana will come to realize that “humanity isn’t always the most kind and awesome thing.”

“It has its moments, but it can be brutal, and her coming to terms with that dichotomy is what we come to learn about her. And in Justice League, she’s fully evolved into someone who’s embraced mankind, partly through Superman’s sacrifice. She’s like, ‘All right, I’ve got to pick it up.'”

Diana’s change and evolution, which includes her embrace of mankind, probably stems from the events that we’ll see play out in her solo movie.

Snyder also says that Justice League is “all about the filling-out of this massive comic-book pantheon with the biggest and coolest heroes we could.”

Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and David Thewlis, is out in theaters on June 2, 2017. Justice League, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and also Gadot, follows a few months later, hitting theaters November 17, 2017.

Source: USA Today

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • razorstar90

    Oh Snyder, you are 1 movie away from making the most critically derided superhero trilogy of all time. Every entry is bad.

    • unpaidpundit

      But these films have made Time-Warner a lot of money, and they are one of the reasons why AT&T wants to pay big money for Time-Warner.

      • Marquis de Sade

        Bull-twink! They want to acquisition Time Warner to position themselves as the largest multimedia concern + the emerging streaming business, not TW’S dceu money pit.

      • razorstar90

        Suicide Squad made WB a lot of money. MOS and BvS barely broke even the latter didn’t really have that big of a profit.

        Oh and AT&T basically bought TW because HBO is king and the News Networks. Out of all the divisions in TW WB is doing the worst.
        Maybe if they could get their DC properties in order WB won’t be underachieving child.

        • SAMURAI36

          There you go, LYING again. Every single thing you said here, is categorically FALSE, & easily debunked, with a casual Google search. Seriously, something is really wrong with you.

          • razorstar90

            https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2016-11-02/time-warner-earnings-prove-why-at-t-wants-it-so-badly

            Here’s an article talking about how HBO and CNN/News are the two major reasons they purchased TW.

            It’s been reported by multiple outlets that BvS underperformed but that SS was a success.

            HBO and the News Channels are the divsions doing the best at TW. WB is doing okay better than expected but not great.

          • SAMURAI36

            You know, you are really delusional. Honestly, I would have blocked you a long time, ago, if it wasn’t for the fact that I feel the need to go behind you and clean up all the lies that you keep spreading on this, and other sites.

            https://www.bloomberg.com/gadf

            Here’s an article talking about how HBO and CNN/News are the two major reasons they purchased TW.

            This doesn’t say what you are thinking it says. In fact, it says precisely the opposite of what you are thinking.

            True, HBO is a top revenue grosser for TW, but so is Turner, which is what the charts and graphs in the link demonstrate. I get that reading comprehension is an issue for you, but try your best to follow along.

            This is why I said to actually do some research, but instead, you present one janky website, to half attempt to prove your point.

            So let’s investigate further, shall we?

            http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/business/media/warner-bros-quietly-thriving-recasts-its-own-story.html?_r=0

            DCTV shows are grossing WB more than $1B a year.

            Warner Bros. would most likely contend that investors were not looking at its operation in full. While movies receive most of the attention, they actually make up a small part of Warner’s overall business.

            The studio produces nearly 80 television series, including “Westworld” for HBO and “The Big Bang Theory” for CBS.

            Warner has 10 shows airing this season that are based on DC Comics characters; those shows alone generate more than $1 billion a year in revenue, according to Time Warner.

            By comparison, WB’s only major competitor, Disney, only produces a fraction of TV content, that WB does. And Disney’s in-house comic book TV content, pales in comparison to WB’s.

            Meanwhile, WB’s stocks are on the uptick, while Disney’s stocks have taken a tumble:

            https://www.thestreet.com/story/13656244/1/here-s-why-beaten-down-shares-of-disney-are-a-dumbo-sized-bargain.html

            Also, in terms of the falsehood that BVS didn’t make WB any money, this is an outright LIE, that I keep having to correct, everytime you say it.

            BVS cost WB vey little money to make, due to the licensing of the films. DC products were some of the highest grossing superhero related products of the past 2 years.

            http://www.warnerbros.com/studio/news/warner-bros-consumer-products-soars-licensing-expo-2015-unprecedented-content-support

            That’s what these licensing expos are for, to generate revenue to finance their projects. Therefore, WB lost no money from BVS. In fact, between the box office and the home video sales (close to $300M), that film was a complete hit for them, as Charles Roven and Kevin T. stated:

            http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/thrs-producer-year-charles-roven-future-dc-films-what-happened-between-george-clooney-david

            THR: If there is a sequel to Batman v. Superman or Suicide Squad, will the budgets be lower? They made less than the studio had hoped.

            CR: Suicide Squad made almost $750 million. Batman v. Superman did $873 million. Those two movies were huge hits.

            http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/business/media/warner-bros-quietly-thriving-recasts-its-own-story.html?_r=0

            This year, for instance, some reporters and bloggers took gleeful delight in beating up Warner over the poor critical response to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.” Lost in the criticism, Mr. Tsujihara and other members of his executive team think, has been the films’ financial success: “Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” collected a combined $1.6 billion worldwide.

            Not to mention, WB was only $2B behind Disney in box office gross this year.

            http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/top-grossing-movies-2016-20-best-box-office-earners-960788

            See, this is what research looks like. I posted over a half dozen different sites. I could easily have posted a half dozen more, that you and I both know you WON’T read.

            And a bunch of fanboy sites like this one don’t count as verified information either.

            So that’s it for now, until you decide to pretend like you have amnesia again, and act like I didn’t correct your nonsense, like I always have to do.

          • razorstar90

            By the way dude get a life. ARe you like stalking my comments or something? I don’t recognize your little moniker but apparently you recognize mine, meaning you shouldn’t let someone else’s comments bother you so much to the point where you consider blocking me cause I’m not nice to the DCEU movies. I mean really bro? Really? No one here is holding a gun to your head. No one says you have to agree with me. Like what you like. Who cares what other people think. Me and my comments aren’t going to stop JL or the DCEU from continuing on it’s way of mediocrity so you can just ignore me.

  • ClownPrinceOfTroll

    Whats the opposite of evolving? Because to evolve one would assume things are getting better. But e https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee1772814bca3635a4d8dbd168f9a8e97f72e40a375fdd773743140ed90c5da1.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d09ff2e73cf7835679e07687a11b012fcb25db95c3d8a3bd76af46c7ae62e535.jpg very dceu film has been rated worst then the film that preceeded it. ?