Wonder Woman is an integral part to the DC Universe and many would view her as a part of the DC's great Trinity of heroes alongside Superman and Batman. With Superman and Batman having their time on the big screen, it will be important at some point for them to have Wonder Woman stand on her own. After all, she has plenty of story to tell as she is an Amazonian which figures into Greek mythology. Gods such as Ares and Artemis figure heavily into it which cinematically, clearly can work considering the success of Thor which obviously borrows heavily from Norse mythology. There is plenty of ways they can go in her solo film and it all depends on where they'd want to take the character and how it would tie into the grand picture. In the film, I am sure a good portion of it would feature Themyscira her home land that houses other Amazonian warriors like herself. On Themyscira, she can become shine as the hero we know her to be on her own as she protects everyone from threats such as Ares and even Hades. However, if they want to keep her more grounded they may keep her on Earth living in the shadow of great heroes like Superman and Batman while being very much a fist out of water. She does not know how to blend in with mankind but then a villain from her past, Ares, comes to reign terror on Earth. Seeing how it is a personal battle that she must take care of herself, she alone takes him down, endearing herself to mankind.
The only thing that is confirmed about a perspective Wonder Woman film is the fact that Gal Gadot is signed on in the role. It would also mark the third time she will play the part as she has a small part in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then Justice League. Many people were not fond of the casting choice, but it is unfair to say how she will do when we really have nothing to judge her on for the part or in her acting resume. After all, Henry Cavill was widely an unknown before Superman, but he knocked it out of the park with his performance. He may have even been the best Superman we have ever seen on film to date. It is a risk that DC is making creating this expansive universe with other roles and films planned when nothing will be known about it until Dawn of Justice as that is the true spring board to greater things. If that film fails it is hard to see WB being okay with more films with bigger budgets while still competeing against the incredibly successful Marvel. I am optimistic, I think Dawn of Justice will be successful and as for Gadot in the role I think she will be the best Wonder Woman we have seen on the big screen. Then again, she doesn't have any competition.
It is a strange thing as like many other DC characters that are coming to the big screen, we really have no idea where they will go with their individual stories. Characters like Batman and Superman, we have come to know what to expect from them on the big screen. Batman is a bit darker and easier to relate with while Superman is the penultimate symbol of hope. Tonally, the characters are much different from another which can help them stand alone better for their solo films, but again, it is entirely pure speculation as to where the films could go. My personal opinion, for a solo film it would work best for Wonder Woman to stay on Themyscira to build upon her backstory and it also helps make her individualized as Batman has Gotham, Superman has Metropolis and now Wonder Woman would have Themyscira. On Themyscira she could battle against the likes of Ares, Hades and other villains. More so, introducing Themyscira and the establishing it as well as the other Amazonians would help build a bigger and much more expansive cinematic universe.
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