One of the biggest fan favorite moments in Captain America: Civil War was Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) shocking the Avengers by turning into Giant-Man. The DCEU has someone who can do the same - in fact, she can grow to be much bigger than 60 feet tall - and she's a classic Wonder Woman villain. Giganta also appeared in the Super Friends cartoon along with the Cheetah as part of the Legion of Doom. Giganta is Dr. Doris Zeul, who possesses size changing abilities and has been a long time foe of Wonder Woman. The visual appeal of Diana flying to take on a building-sized Giganta is hard to deny.
It's been years since Dwayne Johnson signed to be part of the DCEU and accepted the role of Black Adam, but the rumored Shazam movie continues to reside in development limbo. Johnson has even recently teased Black Adam's surprise debut in the DCEU, but it didn't happen in Wonder Woman, so Justice League is now the next opportunity to introduce him. There has also been talk of Black Adam facing Superman in Man of Steel 2, but Superman's sequel is, like Shazam, still theoretical and years away. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman's sequel is definitely happening - and it's a prime opportunity for The Rock to finally bring Black Adam into the DCEU to face the Amazon Warrior.
Like Diana, Black Adam is steeped in ancient mythology - an ancient Egyptian with the combined powers of six Egyptian gods, giving him flight, super strength, invulnerability, godlike willpower, and the power of lightning - all of which sounds a lot like a certain demi-goddess daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta. Unleashing Black Adam in Wonder Woman 2 would allow the DCEU to benefit from the star power of one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, and the promise of Gal Gadot vs. The Rock might be worth the ticket price alone.
As much as a win Wonder Woman is for DC as the highest grossing film ever for a female director starring a female superhero, the DCEU is still mostly populated with male superheroes and villains. The two biggest female names in the DCEU are Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn - so why shouldn't they meet in Wonder Woman 2? When we last saw Harley at the conclusion of Suicide Squad, she was freed from Belle Reve by The Joker (Jared Leto), and while we await Harley's return to movie screens in Gotham City Sirens, there's no reason she can't encounter Diana in Wonder Woman's sequel. Harley isn't exactly physically a match for Wonder Woman, but she could certainly cause numerous problems and headaches for Diana. More importantly, any chance to have Gal Gadot and Margot Robbie working together on screen should be seized. This is what a shared universe was made for.
Circe, as in the ancient sorceress from Greek mythology, is a major Wonder Woman villain who threatened the entire planet and its gods and superheroes in the "War of the Gods" storyline in the 1990's. This is the same Circe who helped lure ancient sailors to their doom, and she's been a thorn in Wonder Woman's side for decades in the comics. Like the Enchantress (Cara Delevigne) in Suicide Squad, Circe is a sorceress of goddess-level powers. She is also a seductress and a master manipulator. We know gods and magic exist in the DCEU, and Circe, with her history bonded to the Amazons, would be a great opportunity to enrich the Amazon mythology we really only got a tantalizing glimpse of in the first act of Wonder Woman.
- Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018