How 'Batman vs. Superman' Will Explain Wonder Woman's OriginJacob Hall |
We really don't know much about how Wonder Woman will fit into the plot of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' We do know that she's being played by Gal Gadot and that she will, somehow, get some screen time alongside Henry Cavill's Superman, Ben Affleck's Batman and Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. But that's about it ... until now! Thanks to a tiny snippet (caught on Vine, no less) we now know that DC's Amazon warrior will forego her classic origin story in favor of her modern beginning.
In her classic iteration, Wonder Woman was crafted out of clay and brought to life by her mother, Hippolyta, and tasked with helping protect women all over the world. In the modern "new 52" era of DC Comics (where the entire universe was reset/rebooted a few years back), she was given a very different origin: she's a demigod, the daughter of Zeus. It's far more "ordinary" in a Greek mythology sense (Zeus has countless children in the old tales and legends) and it's the direction the movie is going with.
Producer Charles Roven, speaking at an event (via Badass Digest), confirms that Wonder Woman will be the daughter of Zeus in the film. The video is only a few seconds long, but there you go. He also says it in such an off-handed way that you have to wonder if the classic treatment was ever even considered.
Wonder Woman has gone through many changes over the decades, more than any other member of DC's main trinity of heroes, so it's hard to feel that passionate about this change. There are more important things about Wonder Woman than how she was created: her kindness, compassion, and ability to kick all of the asses and take all of the names. If director Zack Snyder and Gadot can nail those aspects, her origin story is not as big of a deal.
'Batman vs. Superman' will open on March 25, 2016.