There is a theory about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Wonder Woman character, according to Comic Book Movie (via a Collider Heroes segment). There are thoughts regarding how the current footage, movie trailers, and other promotional media are presenting her.
John Campea of Collider stated that he thinks that Batman v Superman’s success may rest upon how Wonder Woman is presented. Special guest Chris Gore said he knows someone who saw the DC movie and claimed she is the “stand out” character. Jon Schnepp concurred the same.
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It seems there is a mysterious guise regarding Wonder Woman’s presentation when it comes to the Batman v. Superman trailers, which suggest this when she tells Bruce Wayne, “I don’t think you’ve ever known a woman like me.” There are some substantiated ideas that support this, as Heroic Hollywood’s Umberto Gonzalez found out her age to be in the hundreds of years. There is even footage out there from the Wonder Woman solo movie that date back to the World War I era.
Batman v Superman was also discussed by guest commentator Robert Meyer Burnett. He talked about how the promotional methods of Deadpool were mostly of the same scene from the movie trailers but had slightly different slants, most of which had nothing to do with the finished product on the big screen. This allowed for a pleasant surprise when enjoying the film, and those who saw it felt like they were seeing new content.
Schnepp went on to say that the four trailers and the teaser were scenes that pretty much were “piecemealed together” but were not full scenes that didn’t give away too much of the Batman v Superman movie. So it would seem that some studios are promoting these movies in a manner that’s satisfying but still leaving enough to the imagination. There are thoughts and theories that base the future success of a movie, as well as the characters, on how it’s currently being promoted.
Wonder Women’s limited presentation in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s promotional content thus far seems to represent other characters in comic book movies with great but little screen time. A Comic Book Movie commenter gave yet another example, citing Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“A recent case was Quicksilver on Days of Future Past. Logan, Magneto, and more had bigger roles, but they were already familiar, unlike Quicksilver, that was new and had a pretty cool and fresh scene. Similar case is probably this one, with Wonder Woman’s debut.”
Other Batman v Superman thoughts lead to an arguably hyped-up hero. Someone cited an example of Jared Leto “stealing the show” for Suicide Squad (per Comic Book Movie), and another commenter said that a character who already has high expectations couldn’t “steal the show if he’s the main focus.” Last year, there was some leaked footage, as Polygon reported the same claim.
“For example, people are saying that Jared Leto will steal the show in Suicide Squad, but that doesn’t make sense. He’s majorly hyped up and has massive expectations. He can be good, or even great, but only people like Captain Boomarang can ‘steal the show.’ Same with Batman v. Superman, Batman and Superman ARE the show.”
So it’s suggested that Captain Boomerang is a low-key character and that such a character could steal the show by being low profile and then make a significant impact with their performance in the finished product.
Of course, Zack Snyder’s movie does lead into the Justice League ensemble by introducing other characters, including Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, and the rumored Barry Allen/Flash as played by Ezra Miller. So with the aforementioned theory, could they even steal the show in the DC movie?
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie debuts on March 25.
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