Here’s Your Daily Dose of Wild Wonder Woman Speculation

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It's Sunday, the Earth is revolving around our faithful yellow star even as it bombards us with ultraviolet radiation, and somewhere in Hollywood a costume designer is drawing batnipples on rough sketches of Ben Affleck's naked torso — we are due for some more wild Batman vs. Superman speculation. More specifically, we are due to find out more info about Wonder Woman's role in Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero bromance.


A recent post from Bill "Jett" Ramey on the site Batman on Film speculated about several rumors surrounding the Batman vs. Superman movie, mostly centering around Lex Luthor's involvement as well as the rumored inclusion of other members of the Justice League. Screen Rant's Anthony Viera cautions readers to take BoF's speculation as just that — speculation — but he also mentions that BoF does offer some intriguing insight, especially about the role Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman might play in the movie: "on par with Scarlett Johansson's first appearance as Black Widow in IRON MAN 2."

Black Widow doesn't do or say an awful lot in Iron Man 2, so if there's any truth in that speculation, Wonder Woman's role in BvS would be disappointingly small (though perhaps with the promise of more prominence further along in the franchise). More interesting, though, is BoF's take on how screenwriter David S. Goyer might reimagine Wonder Woman's Amazonian origins:

…the "Amazons" of this cinematic DCU will be descendants of those "ancient Kryptonians" who attempted to set up Kryptonian outposts throughout spacedom thousands and thousands of years ago. Furthermore, I say that Wonder Woman will be powered-down, if you will, relative to Superman because these Amazons have evolved and adapted to living on Earth for hundreds of centuries.

Obviously, this is just a theory based only on a true nerd's most devout understanding of the DC universe's many overlapping origin stories, but it does sound plausible within the tweaked DC universe Goyer has created for the screen. Maybe Jamey should be working on the screenplay — at least we could rest easy then that Jason Momoa wouldn't be playing Aquaman.



As a (very) longtime, loyal Wonder Woman fan, reader, and subscriber, this about sums up my reaction to reading this.