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Spoilers ahead for Wonder Woman. If you haven't seen Patty Jenkins' triumphant DCEU installment, you may want to check out another story instead.
The DC Extended Universe scored its first major win this past weekend, as Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman was met with critical praise and oodles of cash at the box office. The film has been praised for its personal and grounded story, Diana Prince's characterization, and tie into the greater DCEU narrative. We'll have to wait until November until we see Wonder Woman return to the big screen in Zack Snyder's Justice League, although now it appears that another of the film's supporting characters will be making an appearance as well: Robin Wright's General Antiope.
The cast of Wonder Woman recently spoke to the folks at LA Times about the acclaimed superhero movie. It's here that actress Connie Nielsen revealed that she'll share a scene with Robin Wright in Justice League, saying:
And [Wright and I] got to do more in Justice League as well. As sisters as well. Kind of badass as well. We can't say much, but...
Well, this is certainly surprising. I doubt anyone expected General Antiope to return after her appearance in Wonder Woman. Not that I'm complaining; Robin Wright is a queen.
Antiope's inclusion in Justice League is sure to shock the majority of Wonder Woman audiences. When Chris Pine's Steve Trevor crash lands on Themyscira, he is pursued by German Soldiers. This prompts the Amazonian Warriors to defend their home, although sadly Antiope lost her life while protecting Diana. This death was one of the film's biggest shockers, especially because it was during Wonder Woman's first act. The DCEU seemed to have seen the last of the Antiope, although it now appears that she'll be back in some capacity in Zack Snyder's team up film.
But now that Antiope will be included in Justice League, we have to wonder how and why the character will be returning. Smart money says it has to do with Wonder Woman's personal journey in the movie, although most of the film's plot is still very much under wraps. But whatever the context, it seems likely that flashbacks will be used in order to bring Robin Wright back to life.
And with Wonder Woman's flashback seemingly confirmed for Justice League, I'm intrigued to see how flashbacks will be utilized for the overall plot. The film does have the task of introducing Cyborg, Aquaman, and The Flash, so perhaps Zack Snyder decided to spread the wealth and give each member of the League their own flashback sequence.
You can currently catch Wonder Woman in theaters. Justice League will arrive on November 17th, and in the mean time you can check our full 2017 release list to plan your net trip to the movies.