Eagle eyed fans of ‘Wonder Woman’ may have noticed one particular character in the trailer that they did not recognize from the comics, who many have guessed may end up playing an important role in the final film (see picture above). The woman in question has a kind of half-face mask that almost looks like skin, that appears to be hiding the lower portion of her face for some reason (fans are guessing she might be disfigured under there). Many guess that the woman might end up being a villain in the film due to her inclusion in the trailer, and it seems that the actress who is playing the half-masked woman, Elena Anaya (‘The Skin I’m In,’ ‘Van Helsing’), recently shed some light on her role in the film, though even she was deliberately vague. According to a recent interview Anaya did for the Spanish website SensaCine (via crowdsourced translations done by Batman News):
“Well, it was a small role in this big ensemble, but it is an important character in the story. It’s directed by Patty Jenkins, then there’s Gal Gadot as our main lead, Chris Pine as her co-lead and I’m going to be… a big nightmare for the two of them.”
Best fan guesses so far about who Anaya might be playing are the DC version of the Greek sorceress Circe (a classic Wonder Woman foe), Dr. Cyber, or Baroness von Gunther. Of course, there is also the chance that she might be an entirely new character created for the DCEU as well, but the way I see it, since they have never done a ‘Wonder Woman’ movie before, they would be remiss to exclude her classic villains in favor of some new threat that fans have never heard of before. But then again, this is the Zack Snyder created DC universe (and he is still involved in this film) so I cannot count on reason, logic or common sense in any regard.
Check out the full trailer for yourself below and see if you can spot Anaya’s mysterious villainess, and then share your own thoughts and theories on who she might be in the comments section!
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
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