A new Justice League synopsis has shifted focus onto Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot made her highly anticipated debut as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice last year, and she reprised her role in the character’s first solo movie, Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, earlier this summer. She’ll be appearing for the third time within two years in Snyder’s Justice League later this fall, in which she’ll unite with the rest of the world’s finest heroes — Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) — against the supervillain Steppenwolf.
The official synopsis for Justice League focuses on Affleck’s Batman having renewed his faith in humanity following Superman’s sacrifice in last year’s film. In order to protect the planet from an impending invasion, Batman gathers information (some of which he obtained from Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller) and tracks down people he believes can help him defend the human race. So far, most of the marketing has focused on Batman — and rightfully so, considering that he’s been Warner Bros.’ most profitable superhero — but that may no longer be the case.
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Yesterday, images surfaced showcasing Mattel’s newest figure for Amber Heard’s Mera, and Heroic Hollywood points out that the back of the toy box features a new synopsis for Snyder’s Justice League, one that seems to highlight Wonder Woman above all the other heroes.
“Once again, Wonder Woman must demonstrate her ability as a fierce warrior. Facing a great enemy, she and Batman join forces to recruit a group of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Having formed an unprecedented League of heroes, they set out to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Although the new synopsis maintains the same plot as the original synopsis, that Batman and Wonder Woman recruit heroes to join their newly formed League, it specifically focuses on Wonder Woman being a “fierce warrior” who must come out of the shadows and fight yet another great enemy, after first defeating Ares, the God of War, in her own solo movie.
The Wonder Woman movie’s overwhelming success (having recently crossed $400 million at the domestic box office, and is on the verge of breaking $800 million worldwide) has understandably shifted the studio’s marketing away from Batman and more toward Wonder Woman. That first change was noticeable in the movie’s latest Comic-Con trailer, which emphasized Gadot’s superhero and her prominence over Affleck’s Batman, who had previously been considered the upcoming film’s main superhero (aside from Superman). Now, that title may fall upon Wonder Woman, who moviegoers undoubtedly want to see more of.
Source: Mattel [via Heroic Hollywood]
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