When it comes to superpowers, Wonder Woman has got all the basics: super strength, invulnerability, speed, and flight (most of the time). Her training as a warrior makes it so that she's never really needed anything fancier to get the job done, but the movie version of Diana is getting a little something extra to help her in her mission of peace. Wonder Woman will introduce an all-new power to the character's already impressive repertoire, tying into her re-vamped backstory that draws heavy inspiration from Greek mythology.
In a set visit to Wonder Woman, ComicBook learned a slew of new information about the anticipated film, much of which shed some light on the backstory of the DCEU's version of the character. Fittingly, it's steeped in Greek mythology as moviegoers will learn that the goddess Aphrodite -- at the behest of Zeus -- created the Amazons to combat Ares, the god of war, and to spread a message of peace and love. A young Diana is told by her mother Hippolyta that Zeus left behind a godkiller, a last ditch weapon that could defeat Ares. While Diana believes that weapon to be a sword (which she wields in numerous trailers), that turns out to not be the case.
Diana's origin is taking some cues from DC Comics New 52, where Diana is a demi-god and illegitimate daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta. As such, she contains a tremendous amount of power that even she isn't fully aware of at the time of the movie. However, viewers have already caught a glimpse of this power.
In Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, after Wonder Woman makes her badass entrance into the fight with Doomsday, she releases a powerful blast of energy that knocks Doomsday back. It seemed like this power emanated from her enchanted bangles, but the power, in fact, comes from herself. This power can also be glimpsed in the most recent Wonder Woman trailer, which I've provided below.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot as the iconic superhero. When American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on the fabled island of Themyscira, he meets Diana, princess of the Amazons. Upon learning about World War I and suspecting the involvement of Ares, Diana accompanies Trevor back to Man's World in order to end the conflict and spread a message of peace and love.
Wonder Woman is scheduled to hit theaters on June 2, 2017.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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