While DC hasn’t even begun to establish the kind of strong cinematic universe that Marvel has at this point, there’s no denying the high level of ambition and diversity already featured in the first slate for their Cinematic Universe. With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking like the superhero epic we all want it to be, Suicide Squad appearing to be a much more character driven, militaristic film, and even Aquaman taking place in almost an entirely different world than its predecessors – it looks like DC and WB are very aware of what can happen when a studio uses the same formula for their films over-and-over again.
On the surface too, 2017’s Wonder Woman will already be bringing a new element to not only DC’s slate, but also to the superhero genre in general as being the first standalone film led by a female hero in any of the cinematic universes up to this point. On top of that too, the film has been rumored to be taking place in the past, with the main rumors pointing towards the early 1900s.
(Possible SPOILER ALERT as well, for those you trying to avoid as many details as possible.)
Well, a new rumor from Heroic Hollywood may have just revealed what the structure of the film is going to be. The report states that the first half of the movie will take place during World War 1 – unlike some of the previously speculated WWII rumors – while the second half of the movie will take place during the present day. The site also claims that by the time we meet her in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the character will already be at least 200 years old, and gives credence to the possibility of her appearing throughout the world at various points in time.
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering not only the previous rumors, but also the concept art shown of Wonder Woman standing among World War soldiers during WB’s panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. It wouldn’t make much sense either to not capitalize on the endless array of stories that could be told in the years leading up to when she meets Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) for the first time, and can help to give her character even more history following our introduction to her next year.
With Chris Pine already confirmed to play Steve Trevor in the movie too, it’ll be interesting to see if his role in the movie takes place during the past or the present. Everything about the film though, depends on how well Gal Gadot’s take on the character is received in Batman v Superman, and if she ends up making the kind of splash both the studio and fans are hoping she will. Considering the initial surge of criticism that the model-turned-actress received following her casting too, we can only hope at this point that she does end up being the right person for the job.
Wonder Woman is set to be released on June 23rd, 2017.
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