As we all know by now, Wonder Women is going to be part of the DC shared cinematic universe, appearing in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League, played by Gal Gadot. She’ll also be appearing in her first solo project, tentatively scheduled for 2017. Fans assume that the Justice League movies will cross-over with Wonder Woman’s franchise, just as the League will with Superman and the other DC heroes. But don’t be too sure of that!
Unnamed sources at Bleeding Cool News claim to have read the green-lit treatment for the Wonder Woman film. It’s not quite what you’d expect. Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know what the insiders have revealed…assuming its true.
According to the rumors, the Wonder Woman films will be prequels, setting up the current DC Cinematic Universe, much like Captain America: The First Avenger was, and Agent Carter likely will be. According to the new info, the first part of the film the first will be set on Paradise Island/Themascara, where an amazon civil war is under way. The conflict is interrupted by the arrival of a man (possibly Steve Trevor, but not necessarily.) His arrival begins to change the Amazonian culture. The male visitor is so impressed by the amazon’s power that he asks them to come back to America, and help with some sort of crisis. Eventually Princess Diana (Gadot) agrees to accompany him home. She arrives in America in the 1920s, during the Prohibition Era mob wars and rampant crime. She will also have to deal with the politically incorrect sexism of the day.
If there’s a sequel, it would take place in WW2, much like the early Wonder Woman comics and the first season of the 1970s Wonder Woman TV series with Linda Carter. (Making comparisons to Captain America: The First Avenger inevitable.) The series will move upwards in time until it finally catches up with the DC Universe. Simultaneously, a modern Wonder Woman—also played by Gadot—will appear in the Justice League and the other present day DC movies.
So, if this information turns out to be true, there’ll be no direct interconnection between the Wonder Woman film and Dawn of Justice/Justice League, but the adventures of the Amazon Princess in the past may help to lay the foundation for the story arcs of the 21st century super team.
Do you like the idea of the Wonder Woman films being period era films, setting up the modern DCU, or would you rather see a Wonder Woman movie(s) connect more directly to the rest of the DC heroes.