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One of the biggest lingering mysteries in the growing DC Extended Universe is in regard to exactly what Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman has been doing for the last century or so. While we know she arrived in "Man's World" for the events of World War I, and then swung back into action when Doomsday arrived during Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, everything in between is a total mystery. At this point, we don't know when exactly it will be that we will start to get some answers in this situation, but at the very least Gadot is promising that the legendary heroine wasn't just sitting on the sofa eating chips during that time period. Said the actress recently,
What is clear is that, whether or not Wonder Woman was out there or incognito, she was always very involved. She was always very active in Man's World. And she was always acting to save and to help and to better the world. That's all I can tell you.
This past weekend I flew out to London, England for a very special Justice League press event in advance of the blockbuster's release, and it was during a special panel with the movie's cast and filmmakers that Gal Gadot discussed Wonder Woman's missing years. The actress was asked specifically about the 100-year-long time gap for the character and what the heroine went through in that time, and while she clearly couldn't say much, she did offer a nice tease about Diana's activities.
Of course, what's important to note about all of this is how it all relates to one specific line towards the end of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - specifically where Wonder Woman talks about "walking away from mankind" and witnessing a century of horrors. Some fans took this line to suggest that Diana felt that humans weren't actually worth helping after World War I and that she didn't suit up in her armor for a good 10 decades, but Gal Gadot clearly wants to stress that really isn't the case. Clearly she wasn't making any headlines or capturing the world's attention quite like the Man of Steel or the Caped Crusader, but that doesn't mean that she wasn't doing everything in her power to aid people in need.
Regarding what Wonder Woman was doing between 1918 and 2016, Justice League doesn't really fill in any gaps - but that's because that task will probably go to a different project. Specifically, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2. Following the insane success of this past summer's solo movie, Warner Bros. has set the sequel for December 13, 2019, and it's been heavily speculated that the storyline could once again take audiences back in time for a period adventure story, possibly set during World War II. There currently aren't many firm details available, as the feature is being kept very hush-hush for now, but you can be sure that we'll be tracking all of the information that starts coming out.
Justice League, starring Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, will be arriving in theaters on November 17th - and stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for more of our press event coverage in the coming days!