If you’ve wondered how ‘Wonder Woman‘ would connect to the rest of the DCEU outside of having Diana in the movie than we’ve got some answers for you. Sure, the film takes place around 1918 during the first World War, but this isn’t just an origin of how Wonder Woman stumbled into the modern era. There is a much larger tie-in which makes sense even if not everyone will be thrilled about it.
Explaining this will, of course, reveal a minor spoiler so you may want to turn back now if you don’t want to know how parts of the film play out.
To start with last year producer Curt Kanimodo stated:
“There’s a strong catalyst at the end of this film, which represents where she’s been or not been when we pick her up in Batman v Superman.”
The giveaway though is from executive producer Charles Roven who confirms that:
“Most of Wonder Woman takes place prior to Batman v Superman in terms of a timeline, but it’s bookended and those bookend time periods are after BvS”
So, bookended time periods are what shove this into the modern era DCEU films. We can get a little more specific, though. If reports are accurate, we’ll see ‘Wonder Woman’ starting at Wayne Enterprises with Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne now owning the classic photo of Diana from WWI that we’ve previously seen. Bruce sends the picture to Diana with a note saying he “hopes she tells him her story someday.”
This picture right here if you needed a reminder:
This delivery puts her into a reverie of the past where we see her story unfold throughout the movie.
At the end of the film, we see that her adventures not only have affected but also set up what she’ll be up to in ‘Justice League.’ This ending was left vague as to not spoil the film, so it is unclear if her actions have her stuck with the mortals helping out or if she caused some part of what will play out in the upcoming superhero team-up a century ago.
Are you glad that ‘Wonder Woman’ won’t entirely be a period piece and, like ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ did for the MCU will have ties to the greater cinematic universe being built? Share your thoughts below!
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‘Wonder Woman’ was directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Ewen Bremner, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Florence Kasumba, Doutzen Kroes, Eleanor Matsuura, Saïd Taghmaoui, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Samantha Jo and Eugene Brave Rock. The script was written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, based on a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder. It will be released on June 2, 2017.
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