SPOILER/RUMOR ALERT: This article contains information that is currently unverified, but could be considered SPOILERS for ‘Wonder Woman’ if it does turn out to be true. Proceed with caution!
We’ve heard– and seen– quite a bit about the “God-Slayer,” the mystical sword that Wonder Woman was seeking in ‘Batman V Superman’. We’ve also caught a glimpse of the sword in the trailer for ‘Wonder Woman’ held in a chamber on the Amazons’ hidden home of Themyscrira. But the latest information seems to contradict that. But if this information turns out to be true, it may SPOIL a major reveal from the movie, so consider yourself warned.
It turns out that the sword isn’t the “God-Slayer” at all… Diana is. The flare of energy she demonstrated in ‘Batman V Superman’ emanates from within her. It seems that the film borrows from the controversial New 52 origin, which many purists hated. In it, Diana is the natural daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus, not the clay golem brought to life by the goddesses of Olympus of old.
Aphrodite does factor into the story, however, serving as the creator of the Amazons as purveyors of “peace in the world and love in the heart of humankind,” to oppose Ares’ ways of war and destruction. But as Ares succeeds in destroying his fellow gods, Zeus must create the hidden island of Themyscira to seclude the Amazons from Ares. Zeus does hide a secret– “leaving behind a gift, a godkiller left to the Amazons.”
According to this information:
“She is the weapon that can kill Ares, not the sword. She doesn’t know her destiny, but there’s a growing warrior spirit inside of her.”
There’s nothing wrong with making Wonder Woman more powerful or differentiating her from Superman, but making her Zeus’ illegitimate love child was controversial even just in the comics, so bringing that origin to the widest possible audience may ruffle some feathers.
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, Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, 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.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, ‘Wonder Woman’ stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya, David Thewlis, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Doutzen Kroes, Florence Kasumba, Saïd Taghmaoui, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Samantha Jo, and Eleanor Matsuura. Thee film opens June 2, 2017.