“How It Should Have Ended” Makes Wonder Woman Even Better By Adding Batgirl and Supergirl
The How It Should Have Ended (HISHE) team recently took on Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, imagining various endings where Diana slices off General Ludendorff’s head at the party, Steve finds a parachute, or Moana‘s Gramma Tala shows up. But my favorite of the bunch had to be the skit where Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl are all sitting together at the HISHE superhero cafe. Enjoying an ice cream, Diana tells the other women her story, and she mentions that things were getting “a little too Captain America” near the end of her film.
“What do you mean you’re like Captain America?” Kara asks. “You just carry a shield with a star on it, fought in a World War, and had a boyfriend named Steve that was gonna sacrifice himself in a plane…Oh, I see it now.”
“I don’t care if you are like Captain America,” says Babs. “I think you’re inspiring.”
“Unlike some other superheroes,” Kara agrees.
“I know, right?” Babs says. “The boys make everything so dark and depressing.”
The skit also includes a great shot at the animated Batman: The Killing Joke adaptation. Batman pulls up in the Batmobile and shouts, “Hey hey, ladies. You wanna know my secret identity?”
“Ew, gross!” Babs says. “You’re friends with my dad!”
Alas, the skit ends with an unfortunate dose of reality. Batman comes to pick up Wonder Woman – and not Batgirl or Supergirl – for some Justice League heroics, reminding us that the Justice League movie, despite its definite strides in POC representation, is still too heavily male. Can we get some more women – especially women of color – in the Justice League of the DC cinematic universe soon?
(Via Nerdist; image via screengrab)
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