Gal Gadot has discussed the dynamic between Wonder Woman and Batman in Justice League, following the loss of Superman in Batman V Superman. Following her impressive debut as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, Gadot got the spotlight all to herself in Wonder Woman this summer, and crushed several box office records on the way to becoming the highest-grossing film of the season at the domestic box office.
Of course, Wonder Woman was an origins film, meaning that she'll be back to fighting supervillains with a team next time around, when Justice League opens in theaters November 17. The film will mark the first reunion of Wonder Woman and the Caped Crusader following the climactic third act of Batman V Superman - where the princess of the Amazons, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) battled Doomsday, and the Man of Steel perished (only to show a brief hint of his resurrection at the conclusion).
Naturally, Wonder Woman and Batman have no inclination that Superman will eventually return in Justice League after they team up with Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to battle Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds), so the duo will most certainly be wracked with a feeling of loss when the film begins.
In an interview with Us Weekly about the upcoming DC Extended Universe superhero adventure, Gadot described the dynamic between Wonder Woman and Batman in Justice League:
Since they’ve fought together, they know each other’s strengths. They also understand the hope Superman stood for, that was lost [when he died], so they feel that more than the others.
There's no question that Justice League will have a broader range of emotion than Batman V Superman did, mainly because of the crushing blow Wonder Woman and Batman, as well as Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Martha Kent (Diane Lane), felt with Superman's death. From a narrative standpoint, the loss will no doubt give Justice League more depth and dimension before the Man of Steel reemerges.
The big question at this point is just exactly how Superman will be reintroduced to Batman and Wonder Woman, as well as his new Justice League teammates, and when in the film. Warner Bros. and DC have done a fantastic job in keeping the details surrounding the rebirth of Superman under wraps, as he's been virtually absent in most of the film's marketing materials to date.
It's great that the likes of Gadot are at least addressing Superman in Justice League, though, giving fans some insight into what they can expect when the curtain finally lifts on the hotly anticipated film in two months.
Source: Us Weekly
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Wonder Woman 2 (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020