And it’s certainly logical, especially if you plan to spin Bats and Supes off into a “Justice League” movie sometime soon. After all, actors age, so if you want to get a “Justice League” movie up and running, you better do it soon before Ben Affleck, who is playing Batman, can’t suit up anymore. (The guy is in his ’40s, after all.) Henry Cavill, on the other hand, is still a young pup, so he could probably play Superman for a few more movies.
So yes, it makes perfect sense to introduce Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” movie. (There are even rumors that the Flash will also be appearing.)
But for now, what’s the deal with Wonder Woman? Variety asked Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production (nice title if you can get it) about that, and here’s what Silverman said/didn’t say/dodged:
We have been doing a lot of thinking for years about how to best use all those characters and we love them. Wonder Woman is an amazing character. I think it’s a great opportunity both for box office success, but also to have an amazingly powerful female superhero.
When pressed on the question, he said:
We are taking it all very seriously and are trying to do a plan that’s respectful to those characters and maximizes the stories as best they can. So everything that has been speculated are things that we’ve thought about.
That is some serious dodge right there.
If Wonder Woman isn’t appearing in “Batman vs. Superman”, you would expect him to come right out and dismiss it, probably with a jab at Internet “reporting”. But he doesn’t. Instead, he weaves and dodges.
So a confirmation (of sorts) that Wonder Woman will be in “Batman vs. Superman”? If I had to read between the lines, I’m going to guess Yes. Of course, I’ve been wrong before. Lots, in fact.
We’ll find out soon enough, since Snyder’s movie is already shooting, and a movie this big will attract the paparazzi like flies to a dead carcass.