“It was incredibly organic how Wonder Woman came into the story. The whole concept came of, ‘Let’s not save anything. Let’s try it all.’ Then Wonder Woman’s entrance made us realize we were much closer to the Justice League than we thought. We realized we were one movie away.”
The magazine also spoke with Gal Gadot herself, who revealed that she actually stopped being a superhero several years ago, before unknown events caused her to don the iconic costume once again. It isn’t known how long she stopped being a superhero for, but it’s possible that the stand alone Wonder Woman movie may explain this, since it is set decades before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Here’s what she had to say about her iconic character, and how her heroic alter-ego is different from Diana Prince:
“Because she’s seen it all, she has seen what humans can do, so it was very hard for her to come back and fight. They have the same attitude. Although when she is Diana she tries to blend in, she is not too outgoing. I don’t want people to think she is perfect. She can be naughty.”
Gal Gadot is currently filming her stand alone Wonder Woman movie in London, with a supporting cast that includes Chris Pine as her love interest Steve Trevor and Connie Nielsen as her mother Hippolyta, plus Ewen Bremner, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis and Saïd Taghmaoui in unspecified roles.
We know that the story is partially set during World War I, which executive producer Deborah Snyder confirmed, while revealing this stand alone movie offers an origin story. Here’s what she had to say below:
“Her sexuality is part of her power, but she is also a feminist icon. Gender has been a hot topic, so it is very timely to bring her back. The way we have approached it, especially in the stand alone movie, that is definitely there. Looking back and doing an origin story – and it is a period piece – see the role of women through history. There is a great source of humour in that now. It is so unbelievable you can’t even fathom it.
“You are still making a statement, but having some fun with it…”