Wonder Woman Will NOT Be Kryptonian in ‘Batman vs. Superman’

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Wonder Woman Not Kryptonian in Batman vs Superman Wonder Woman Will NOT Be Kryptonian in Batman vs. Superman

In the time since Batman vs. Superman was announced at SDCC 2013, there have been all manner of inane rumors about the film and only a small number of actual studio announcements (e.g. Ben Affleck is Batman, Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman).

Most recently, a number of blogs reported on rumors regarding which superheroes/villains may or may not show up in the sequel to Man of Steel, along with speculation that Wonder Woman herself (and the Amazons) might be descended from Kryptonians that settled Earth thousands of years ago. Because the “speculation” was sandwiched between the “rumors,” many mistook the latter for the former.

Well, good news, everyone – Wonder Woman will almost certainly not be Kryptonian. (She will, on the other hand, be wearing armor.)

According to Badass Digest:

“Yesterday a rumor blazed across the internet, and it turns out it was the first bullshit movie rumor of 2014 – that Wonder Woman in ‘Batman vs Superman’ would be Kryptonian. Everybody got mildly irritated. But it turns out they didn’t have to be – multiple sources are telling me that this concept for Wonder Woman’s origin is not going to be used in the film.”

For what it’s worth, Bill Ramey of Batman on Film – who supplied the rumors/speculation – wrote this today:

“Apparently, several outlets picked up on what I wrote in the mailbag below – especially my take on how Amazons might be explained in ‘Batman vs. Superman’ – and claimed that I was reporting it as fact and/or that it was a ‘rumor’ I had heard.  They. Are. All. WRONG.

“It’s nothing more than me guessing how Goyer and Snyder might characterize Wonder Woman and the origin of the Amazons. Carry on…”

Obviously, anytime it’s explicitly stated that the first big screen version of Wonder Woman won’t be a lesser version of Superman – with genetic ties and everything – it’s a good thing. So let’s all cheer and high-five and stuff.

Wonder Woman vs Supergirl Wonder Woman Will NOT Be Kryptonian in Batman vs. Superman

Of course, even if Amazons=Kryptonians is a terrible idea (in this writer’s opinion), it’s not a terrible theory – it’s easy to see why filmmakers looking for a more realistic take on a very unrealistic character like Wonder Woman (clay baby origins aside) might want to tie her to the already established otherworldly origins of their lone superpowered superhero who’s ever been a hit at the box office. Not that that makes it right – it’s just easy to understand.

This whole thing reiterates how tenuous all these superhero movie rumors are. We went through a similar swath of nonsense during the Christopher Nolan days (Johnny Depp/The Riddler, Angelina Jolie/Catwoman, Bob Hoskins/Penguin, Robin Williams/Hugo Strange, et cetera). Nearly every single crazy rumor turned out to be false. The official announcements provided the real information, and the biggest scoops came from set photos well after production began.

While speculation and the discussion of these rumors is always interesting, entertaining, and worthwhile – again, in this writer’s opinion – it’s important to do so with a massive, moon-sized grain of salt in-hand. After all, the biggest reveal about Batman vs. Superman so far – Batfleck! – had zero rumors to go with it.

What say you, Screen Ranters? Are you happy to know that Wonder Woman will not be a pseudo-Kryptonian in Batman vs. Superman? Drop us a line in the comments.


Man of Steel 2/Batman vs. Superman hits theaters July 17th, 2015.

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Sources: Badass Digest, Batman on Film

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  1. Yes, I’m glad that WW will not be Kryptonian. I want them to stay as true to the DC origin stories as they possibly can.

  2. I hope that its not true and they stick with the Kryptonian origin story. I only see where it changes the origin of the Greek Gods, for example Hera-El and Zues-El were among the first settlers from Krypton to come to earth. As indicated in several of the new DC animated movies, over exposure to the radiation of the Earths sun can hyper accelerate Supermans molecules, and become lethal. Since the Earths sun was younger when the original Kryptonian’s landed, the original settlers were radically powerful even more so than Superman is currently. Kryptonian’s on Krypton theorized by time line continuity, can live for elongated periods of time. The Kryptonian’s on earth realized that there new found powers came at a price, and began experimenting with Kryptonian DNA to make a new Kryptonian that would be immune to Earths environment. They experimented on local primates in a controlled cloaked environment (later developes in to Gorilla City). Due to the gem of a planet they discovered, they decide to keep it relatively secret from the other Kryptonian’s. Using the local primates and Kryptonian DNA, they create a new more docile less effected by the sun race of Kryptonian’s called humans(that they themselves would govern and rule over with their powers to insure the society developed correctly) Or following the Supergirl story line using the birthing matrix she creates Kryptonian’s(off 2 embryo’s one male Zues and one female Hera) to facilitate roles in building a society as mentioned in “Man of Steel” and that still holds true to whats above, explaining the Gods and there various different titles. I personally would have Hera create the Amazon’s, when she grows tired of Zues’s infidelity and ego (as during that time he is the most powerful Kryptonian on earth). The remaining pure blooded Kryptonian’s begin to have differences in opinion as to how the new Kryptonian society should develope and thus war ensues. Hera creates the Amazons all women genetically altered Kryptonian’s using the birthing matrix. She alters their DNA so they are not dependent upon the red sun for strength, giving them a longer life span, also making them immune to Kryptonite. However since they do not feed off the sun for power, they do not have ex-ray vision, light speed, or the ability to shoot Ultra-violet beams from there eyes. Hera-El using her own and her husband Zues-El DNA creates a special Amazon named Diana (Wonder Woman) to be her daughter. During the feud over power, she vanishes off with the Amazons in a vessel (you could have called Themyscira) finds a remote location and cloaks the area. There her and Zor-El(who agrees to come with her prior to creating the Amazons) Cryo sleep however Hera-El remains awake most of the time to see how the new Kryptonian’s (humans are developing) part of the reason she creates the Amazons is to protect her while she sleeps in case Themyscira is ever discovered. Wonder Woman’s Tierra’s symbol is the original symbol for the new earth colony and the lasso could easily tie into the “Man of Steel Movie” when Superman is attacked by the droid on the ship it shot out lasso’s to detain him. It would be natural to assume the ropes contain technology to determine friend or foe through genetic recognition and to determine if a life form is hostile = truth lasso. I can explain everything in the DC universe under this principle, meta-humans are humans who’s dormant Kryptonian genes are awakened, magic = extremely powerful telepathy, to which a skilled user need only use words and so on etc.. I like the direction there heading I think the Kryptonian origin from a writing stand point gives more continuity to the DC Universe, and would be on par with or above the mutant story line at Marvel. If there are any questions off this rant, or if I can help out with this project at all, or upcoming projects please do not hesitate to contact via e-mail or through this post.

    Thanks, by the way my names Rich please excuse any grammatical errors, I did not have the time to thoroughly proof.