The latest rumor for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice surrounds Wonder Woman, and it’s been suggested that she is going to be very, very, very, very old in the blockbuster. In fact, it’s been teased that she will actually be hundreds of years old.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) May 22, 2015
El Mayimbe wrote on Instagram, “In #BatmanvSuperman, Wonder Woman is old. Very old. How old? In the movie there are pictures of her that date HUNDREDS OF YEARS!”
If that does prove to be the case, then I’m going to put it out there and say that the casting of 30-year-old model Gal Gadot as the superhero doesn’t really fit. Surely someone along the lines of Judi Dench and Helen Mirren would have been more suited — even though this pair of dames are still staggering beautiful at their ages. Of course, I jest.
If this is true, then it would fit the origin story of the television version of Wonder Woman, who was portrayed by Lynda Carter between 1975 and 1979, and was thousands of years old. It’s been speculated that Gadot’s Wonder Woman will be based on The New 52 line of superheroes, which saw DC Comics relaunch its entire publication line in September 2011.
In this series, Wonder Woman’s costume was returned to a design that was similar to her original, while she was given a brand-new origin story that explained Wonder Woman was the daughter of Queen Hippolyta and the king of Greek Gods Zeus. In this storyline, her age is set in her early 20s.
There had previously been rumors that Wonder Woman’s origin film, which is due out in 2017, would actually be set in the 1920s, and the speculation that she’s going to be hundreds of years old would just about tie into this theory. In this story, it’s believed that Wonder Woman would arrive in the 1920s from Paradise Island and she’d immediately feel restricted by her gender.
This speculation at least suggests that Warner Bros. and DC are still in control of Wonder Woman, especially since its original director Michelle MacLaren dropped out last month and was then replaced by Patty Jenkins.
We’ll get a clearer sense of Wonder Woman’s age and history when she makes her debut in DC’s movie universe in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice on March 25, 2016.
[Image via Warner Bros.]