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On the DC Comics side of the 2017 superhero movie offerings, Wonder Woman has unquestionably been the shining star. After her solo movie proved to be a resounding critical and commercial success over the summer, Diana of Themyscira is now a little over a month from returning in Justice League, which will see her teaming up with Batman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg to defend Earth. It goes without saying that Wonder Woman will be an integral figure in the DC team-up movie, but Gal Gadot has clarified that moviegoers shouldn't expect her character to hog the limelight. Here's how the actress explained Wonder Woman's Justice League involvement:
Diana serves as the glue of the team. She finds moments to support every one of the team and make them feel stronger or believe in themselves. But this is not a Wonder Woman movie.
Considering that the Wonder Woman movie was praised by many for being an inspirational superhero movie, it's good to hear that Justice League will continue leaning into this element. With Superman still dead at the start of the movie and the majority of the newly-formed Justice League not having saved the world before, it will be most welcome to have Diana motivating her superhero allies and keeping them together even in the toughest of times. With that being said, Gal Gadot made it perfectly clear to Empire (via ComicBookMovie) that Justice League should not be looked at as Wonder Woman 1.5. She'll get her proper due, but not at the expense of her teammates, which is the right course of action for an ensemble piece of this magnitude.
As we've seen from the Justice League previews so far, Wonder Woman has been balancing her civilian life as Diana Prince (a curator for the Louvre) with her side gig of thwarting crime, like stopping bank robberies. But like the rest of the Justice Leaguers, Wonder Woman will jump into action when Steppenwolf, an agent of Darkseid, comes to Earth with his Parademon army to collect the three Mother Boxes that have been hidden here for centuries. One of those Apokoliptan cube-shaped supercomputers has been hidden on Themyscira, possibly suggesting that Diana will finally reunite with her mother, Hipoolyta, and the other Amazons 100 years after she left the island. But even if that reunion doesn't happen, at least we can look forward to Wonder Woman and the other DCEU heroes using their "talents" to repel Steppenwolf's forces and serving as a beacon of hope to the world in Superman's absence.
You can see Wonder Woman back on the big screen when Justice League opens in theaters on November 17. You can also browse through our 2017 movie premiere guide to find other theatrical releases that pique your interest for the rest of the year.