Will Wonder Woman make an appearance in director Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman? The suits at Warner Bros. aren’t saying one way or the other at the moment.
Everyone on the planet wants to know what’s going on with Snyder’s follow-up to his box office hit Man of Steel. Besides some footage of a football game filmed for the sequel, there’s really not a lot to chew on at the moment.
However, some info about the project recently popped up during the Entertainment and Tech Summit hosted by Variety magazine. When someone asked Warner Bros. Pictures’ Greg Silverman if Wonder Woman would appear in the flick, his response sparked rumors that the superhero might play a part in the story.
“We have been doing a lot of thinking for years about how to best use all those characters. 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,” Silverman told curious fans in attendance.
While that’s far from a confirmation, it’s not exactly a denial either. Instead of erring on the side of caution, Silverman continued to dance around the question. When asked point-blank if Wonder Woman is in Batman vs. Superman, fans received quite a bit of fuel for the fires of speculation.
“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,” Silverman said of Wonder Woman’s role.
Greg Silverman also discussed Ben Affleck’s role as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. Judging from his comments, the studio stands behind their decision to cast the Argo director in the flick. Not even a wave of fan backlash is going to change their minds.
“We knew what the take of the movie was, we knew what the character was going to be. We don’t take these decisions lightly. We thought about everybody — brand new people, established people. Ben is the perfect guy to play this role,” Silverman explained.
Wonder Woman is definitely a fan favorite to get her own movie or TV show. Despite the CW’s best efforts, their proposed series hit a snag earlier this year. Chronicle scribe Max Landis wants to make a movie, something that Joss Whedon believes needs to happen.
“I don’t think she lends herself to television. I think she only works on an epic scale. I saw a bit of the David E. Kelley [pilot]. That was not a good marriage,” the Avengers director told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year.
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