We knew Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne would be a little older in Batman v Superman than other film versions of the Batman we’ve seen, but who knew that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman would have a few thousand years on him? It’s not just the 5,000-year-old age of the Amazonian heroine that made news today but also the fact that, when we meet her, she’s retired as a superhero due to some unknown circumstances. Intriguing!
In Empire’s continuing coverage of the upcoming DC superhero film, they discovered some new insight into the version of Wonder Woman we’ll see in Batman v Superman, along with some new images that bring those title heroes into dynamic action. CBM also managed to grab some quotes from Empire’s write-up with behind-the-scenes information from Snyder, Gadot herself, super-produdcer Charles Roven and executive producer Deborah Snyder.
Here’s what Snyder had to say about the plan to bring Wonder Woman into the mix:
“It was incredibly organic how Wonder Woman came into the story. The whole concept came of, ‘Let’s not save anything. Let’s try it all.’ Then Wonder Woman’s entrance made us realise we were much closer to the Justice League than we thought. We realised we were one movie away.”
Gadot, of course, has her own interpretation of the character and her reasons for retiring, which she commented on:
“Because she’s seen it all, she has seen what humans can do, so it was very hard for her to come back and fight.
Gadot also shared her take on the differences between Diana Prince and Wonder Woman in the modern world:
They have the same attitude. Although when she is Diana she tries to blend in, she is not too outgoing. I don’t want people to think she is perfect. She can be naughty.”
Executive producer Deborah Snyder also chimed in on the iconic feminine power embodied by Wonder Woman and how we’ll see that in action during Gadot’s solo movie:
“Her sexuality is part of her power, but she is also a feminist icon. Gender has been a hot topic, so it is very timely to bring her back. The way we have approached it, especially in the standalone movie, that is definitely there. Looking back and doing an origin story – and it is a period piece – see the role of women through history. There is a great source of humour in that now. It is so unbelievable you can’t even fathom it. You are still making a statement, but having some fun with it.”
Meanwhile, Roven commented on how he sees this version of Batman:
“[Batman] is not giving people a chance. He is more than a vigilante. He has become not only the cop, if you will, he has also become the jury and executioner.
He’s older, he’s seen the worst of what man can do. He’s been darkened by it, he’s tougher, he’s angrier, I guess. He’s still lost those that are near and dear to him, and not necessarily from old age or disease.”
It sounds like this shared outlook on the state of humanity might just be how Wayne and Prince could end up getting together, even before the costumed superheroics come into play. Check out that tough, angry Batman and more heroes and villains in some new images from Batman v Superman below:
For more on Batman v Superman, check out our coverage at the links below:
- ‘Batman v Superman’: Zack Snyder Teases Doomsday’s Role and Lex Luthor’s “Metahuman” Interests
- New ‘Batman v Superman’ Images Tease the Arrival of an Incredibly Big Bad
- ‘Batman v Superman’ Empire Cover Gives Illustrated Look at the Superhero Showdown
- ‘Batman v Superman’: Lauren Cohan Joins the Film in Iconic Role
- First Look at Cyborg and The Flash in ‘The Dawn of the Justice League’ Concept Art
- ‘Batman v Superman’ Clip Has the Man of Steel Giving Orders to The Dark Knight