Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made history in a few different ways, by setting new records at the box office, and by showcasing the DC trinity of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) on the big screen at the same time. We learned in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that Gal Gadot‘s Diana Prince isn’t exactly your average everyday woman, and she’s hiding quite a remarkable past. Gal Gadot recently spoke with IGN, teasing that the development of this character was much different than usual. And that we’ll see quite a different Wonder Woman on screen next year.
“Usually when you get a script and you work on a character, you start at the beginning and then you go to the end and you evolve with the character. In BvS, I started at the end result of Wonder Woman. In the stand alone Wonder Woman movie, it’s the first time that we’re gonna tell the coming of age of Wonder Woman. I’m going to travel back in time. Wonder Woman is different from the woman you see in BvS. She’s more naive, and pure, and she’s this young idealist who does not understand the complexities of men in life. Whereas in BvS, she’s super. She’s very experienced. It’s been such an amazing, creative process.”
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bruce Wayne hacks into the villainous Lex Luthor’s (Jesse Eisenberg) computer system, learning that the villain been keeping tabs on Wonder Woman and a number of other “metahumans,” such as Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). When Bruce opens Diana’s file, we see a photo from nearly 100 years ago, which features Gal Gadot alongside Chris Pine‘s Steve Trevor and a number of other characters from the solo Wonder Woman movie.
Wonder Woman will be set partially in the title character’s homeland of Themyscira, along with London in World War I and present day, which will help set up Justice League Part 1. Last week, a new photo debuted featuring the Amazon Warriors of Wonder Woman, including Diana’s mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and her two military aunts – General Antiope (Robin Wright) and Antiope’s lieutenant, Menalippe (Lisa Loven Kongsli). Today we have an ultra high quality version of that image, which you can check out below.
If that wasn’t enough, Gal Gadot herself recently held a Twitter Q&A, where the actress told a fan that she thinks there need to be more female superhero movies. Do you agree with that assessment? Which female superheroes do you think should hit the big screen next? Take a look at the actress’ tweet below, along with the photo of Wonder Woman‘s Amazon Warriors, and stay tuned for more on this highly-anticipated movie, hitting theaters June 23, 2017.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 29, 2016