Fans of the newly established DC Extended Universe have been waiting nearly three years for the continuation and expansion of the world and events set in motion by Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, and the wait is almost over. Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is on track for a huge $100 – $140 million opening weekend and while many fans felt there were some missteps with the film’s marketing, many more have eagerly awaited the chance to see Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in action alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Indeed, Gadot’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman remains one of the film’s biggest question marks. The Wonder Woman spin-off movie will be released in 2017 and is the only solo character release before Justice League Part One later that year, and everything we learn about Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman –– such as her apparent age of 5,000 years — seems to lead to more questions.
We now have a closer look at Wonder Woman’s Batman V Superman costume, by way of CBM. The movie’s stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal gadot stood for studio reference photos which were used to design their characters’ action figures. A video slideshow from the shoot has also surfaced, and it gives us some detailed, close-up views of the different components of Wonder Woman’s costume.
These detailed angles of the Amazon’s outfit convey a distinct, lived-in feel. Wonder Woman has clearly experienced her share of battles, as evidenced by the slashed, scarred nature of her costume and armor. A great deal of work went into these designs and that effort reinforces the character’s long, long history and ancient age.
The notion of Wonder Woman being a veteran of years upon years of hard-fought battles is not an earth-shattering revelation, but a closer look at her costume does strengthen her position as the DC Universe’s premiere warrior, even if we still know essentially nothing about how Wonder Woman and her alter ego Diana Prince really fit into the overall plot of Batman V Superman. The film’s third trailer seemed to delineate the overall story: after the titular battle between Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman shows up to help unite the heroes against Doomsday — and eventually (we assume) Lex Luther (Jesse Eisenberg).
Even if this slideshow amounts to little more than a minor marketing tease, the level of detail involved should bolster fan confidence in what may prove to be the year’s standout superhero blockbuster — one worth that $100 unlimited ticket
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016, which is followed by Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps. on June 19, 2020.