With Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman making her big-screen debut in director Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice come Friday, the Amazon Princess will get to stand side by side with Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, the might of DC’s Holy Trinity displayed full-force as they face off against Doomsday.
But it’s actually when she’ll fly solo in her stand-alone movie that fans will get to see the full extent of her powers and abilities when Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman lassoes its way into movie theaters in 2017. That’s what producer Deborah Snyder revealed in a video interview with Collider, where she also touched upon Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg's (Ray Fisher) powers.
“I think that Zack and Geoff Johns sat down and outlined these stories, many of them at least. Really, we did a chart with what their powers were, like what Superman’s powers were, and I think you see a little bit of Wonder Woman. So we get a sense of her power but we didn’t want to do too much because obviously Patty’s going to build up to that and we’re going to learn how she discovers her powers in that movie. And then with Aquaman and Flash and Cyborg, those are a little bit more cameo, so you see a little bit that there’s something different but we don’t want to give too much away because we were just in the process, and we still are, of developing those scripts.”
Recently, Gal Gadot spoke about her iconic character’s true strength, which has less to do with her godlike powers and more with her heart.
“For BvS it was important for me that we show how independent she is. She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story. She’s not there to serve someone else… She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence. She’s loving… And it’s all her heart — that’s her strength. I think women are amazing for being able to show what they feel. I admire women who do. I think it’s a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough. I say let’s own who we are and use it as a strength.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, whereas Wonder Woman will bow into theaters June 23, 2017.