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Gal Gadot Says There’s a Difference Between Wonder Woman in Her Own Film Versus BvS

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In an interview with the LA Times, actress Gal Gadot said there’s going to be a difference between the Wonder Woman audiences got to know during her brief cameos in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Wonder Woman who will be starring in her own standalone movie come 2017. It’ll likely be easier for audiences to understand once they know that Wonder Woman won’t be a continuation of the Justice League timeline–but rather an origin story film for the character, going back to her beginnings on the island of Themyscira and continuing on through her journey as she leaves her home and ventures to America.

The Wonder Woman you’re going to see in Batman v Superman is a very different Wonder Woman that you will see in the standalone movie. The Wonder Woman that you see in Batman v Superman is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before. When she starts this journey, she’s very pure. She’s more naive, she’s this young idealist who does not really understand the complexities of life and the complexities of men.

For Gadot, who is essentially filming Diana Prince’s story in a reverse direction, it was an interesting process because it allowed her to embrace different parts of the character. It’s going to be really fun to circle back around to the genesis of Wonder Woman and see how she grows into the character we eventually see in BvS–but the producers of the movie, Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven, said that they want to make the solo film accessible to both new and die-hard fans of the Amazonian superhero.

“We wanted to make sure that there were touchstones if you were a fan, but also make sure that you didn’t really need to know about her up until the time that you walk into the movie,” Roven said in an interview with Time.

As someone who is only partly familiar with Wonder Woman canon (but hoping to learn and read everything I can before the movie comes out–and there’s still some time to do so!), this is encouraging news. It’s also great to know that those working on the movie want to introduce new fans to Wonder Woman’s origins and the road she takes to becoming the iconic superhero she is today.

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