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Wonder Woman is not getting her traditional origin in Batman V Superman

By: Marv Castillo

There was a good interview with Charles Roven, one of the key producers of Man of Steel and the upcoming, highly anticipated Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. This interview is a game changer, especially for the fanboys.

Did you know that Christopher Nolan was involved with the casting decision of Ben Affleck? He did, so if you’re one of those The Dark Knight trilogy fanboys this could turn your views around, unless you’re a biased fuck. Let’s move on. Christian Bale did a good version of Batman, but we can’t be overly attached with his take on the character. We should give Ben Affleck a chance, he is doing something different and fresh.

Speaking about Affleck, he was their first choice. According to Roven, Ben was the first guy who they approached. If they were looking for him since the beginning of the Batman vs. Superman idea, this should mean the people involved in the project saw something special in Affleck.

Another interesting answer in the interview, and this article’s headline, is they are using a different origin for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Apparently, they’re going with the New 52 origin story. The first origin story and the most common one is the Amazons were actually created by gods using the souls of all the murdered women by men. When everything was done, there was one soul remaining. The soul of the unborn daughter of the first woman murdered by a man was the remaining soul. You probably guessed it right, that’s Diana, unborn daughter of Hippolyta. She also made out of clay, perhaps that’s the reason why the producers thought about using the new origin story of Wonder Woman where she is basically a demigod, daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta.

It’s very understandable that they’re going with the demigod take of her story. I’m a big fan of traditional origin with the clay and in the new comic books it’s known as the legend of Wonder Woman, hopefully in future movies – and I know Wonder Woman will get her own movie – they will mention the clay origin as the legend of the character.