This little tidbit regarding Gal Gadot’s appearance as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie comes courtesy of Batman-on-Film.com (who have a good track record with DC rumors) and it’s likely to set your whole comic book world completely on end. Let’s just jump right into the crazy with a quote, shall we?
Personally, I’d say it’ll be about on par with Scarlett Johansson’s first appearance as Black Widow in IRON MAN 2. I believe that it’s a cameo-plus type of role that will (hopefully) serve as a springboard to a solo Wonder Woman movie.
With all that said, I’d bet a year’s pay – in MONOPOLY money, of course – that the “Amazons” of this cinematic DCU will be descendants of those “ancient Kryptonians” who attempted to set up Kryptonian outposts throughout spacedom thousands and thousands of years ago.
Um, so, Wonder Woman’s ancestry traces back to Krypton. This is interesting news as it would change everything. Every. Single. Thing. And there’s more:
Furthermore, I say that Wonder Woman will be powered-down, if you will, relative to Superman because these Amazons have evolved and adapted to living on Earth for hundreds of centuries. And since Kryptonians are produced without any “He’n and She’n” – Jor El and Lara excluded – couldn’t this original Kryptonian on Earth have used this reproductive science to create an all-female race? I say yes!
Take a deep breath and think about what this means for a second. It would mean Wonder Woman is sort of inferior to Superman in terms of her power and it would completely toss out all the mythology of her character in favor of a sci-fi origin story.
I’m not sure I know how to feel about this and since it’s only a rumor (an unsourced one at that) I wouldn’t get too worked up about it just yet.
UPDATE: Thankfully, this rumor was nothing more than speculation and opinion on the part of Batman-On-Film.com. They retracted the story as little more than a bit of fun in their mailbag segment. Rest easy fans.