As Wonder Woman's first weekend in theaters comes to a close, it's clear that DC backed the right horse this time around. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have captured lightning in a bottle with Diana Prince's first solo movie, with critics and audiences alike universally praising the action-packed period piece. The DCEU officially feels rejuvenated in a major way, and it's up to Diana to carry us forward into the future.

Of course, while Wonder Woman succeeds in telling a story that remains incredibly faithful to Diana's origins from the 1940s, some fundamental changes have been made along the way. With that in mind, we have gone through the details to pull out five key alterations that Wonder Woman makes to the Amazonian warrior's traditional origin story. These changes are fairly substantial, so let's get started with Wonder Woman's smart decision to turn a critical aspect of Diana's origins into a myth.

Wonder Woman Clay Birth

It Turned The "Sculpted From Clay" Concept Into A Myth

When Diana Prince was first introduced to DC Comics back in the 1940s, her true origin was considerably weirder than the current incarnation. In the earliest depictions of the classic heroine, she was sculpted from clay by Hippolyta and brought to life by Zeus. Wonder Woman makes direct reference to this particular origin story but reframes it as a bedtime story told to a young Diana by her mother. Ultimately it feels like a wise retcon for the film to make (recent comic book versions of the character have done this as well) as it acknowledges the bizarre original origin story for Diana while also framing it in a way that's far more palatable for mainstream audiences.

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