Diana will initially believe Allied Propaganda. She will be convinced that The Kaiser Reich is sponsored by Ares and beating them will end war in Mans World.
However, It will eventually be revealed that Ares did nothing to start the war, he just supplied the Allies and the Central Powers with weapons like Chlorine Gas and Flame Throwers to make it even worse once it had already started. Late in the film Diana will realize that the Germans were no better or worse than the Allied Powers, and that the Unnamed German officer is an Anti-Villan who wants to keep Germany safe and prosperous at worst.
The big twist will be that all that Diana did made things even worse for the world, and her belief that she could end violence with violence just killed her friends and created a bigger war later on.
- Confirmed through and through.
- This will be Elena Anaya's role. It wouldn't be her first time wearing fang and claw prosthetics.
- Elena Anaya being her is unlikely, since her character in the trailers looks nothing like Cheetah.
- Jossed on both roles, it's confirmed she'll play Dr. Poison.
- the Joss is supported by The Other Wiki.
- Empire Magazine ultimately confirms that Elena Anaya is playing Doctor Poison (and that Danny Huston is playing General Erich Ludendorff).
- Or Lucy Davis, who has already been cast in an unknown role.
- Unless she returns to Themyscira before, during or after the end of the first World War.
- Double-Jossed. Hippolyta will be played by Connie Nielsen, and Lynda Carter won't have a cameo, according to this article.
- The closest we get in the film is Hippolyta spinning through the air before attacking several German soldiers.
- Jossed. The invisible jet will not be in the movie.
- Jossed. According to this EW article from January 15th, Connie Nielsen will be playing Hippolyta. Robin Wright's role still hasn't been revealed as of January 16th.
- It's more likely that she'll play the Greek goddess, Hera.
- Jossed again. Robin Wright is playing Antiope.
- She could be one of the Greek gods like Aphrodite or an Amazon.
- She'll fit the role of Artemis.
- DC doesn't want Marvel to have a monopoly on Hollywood Chris', plus they're helping Marvel because a monopoly is illegal (or something).
- Once Marvel has all 4 Chris's, a hole would open up in the sky and cause all the movies to become real and destroy Earth.
- Thor 2 had Chris O'Dowd and Christopher Eccleston...
- Jossed. The bulk of the movie is a flashback Diana recalls alone at her workplace at the Louvre museum in Paris at the beginning when she receives the original 1918 photo from Bruce Wayne (who doesn't appear personally). The film ends with her jumping in action in present-day Paris.
- It's said that a lot of the humour will come from Diana's Fish out of Water moments regarding female sexuality of the early 20th Century. Imagine a woman mentioning getting 'tied up', and Diana innocently assuming she means the sexy kind, to which the other would look on in shock.
- Wonder Woman being created out of clay by the gods is mentioned but it's not her true origin. Zeus impregnated her mother Hippolyta, as per her New 52 origins.
- Of course, this isn't factoring in the fact that Ares might make it a little harder to say 'no' to war.
- Alternately, she won't make her presence known in Man's World. She'll mostly sneak around, away from the public. But a few people will be aware of her exploits, which will become a tall tale by the present day.
- Jossed for World War II. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Lex Luthor mentions that his father came from East Germany. Germany being cut in half was a direct result of the war. Plus that film's line "Human beings have a horrible track record of following people with great power." doesn't leave much to the imagination. Then there's Diana's line, "I walked away from a century of horrors", the epitome of said horrors was naturally The Holocaust.
- On top of that, a Deleted Scene from Justice League shows Cyborg exploring a Virtual Reality simulation where Nazi banners can be seen.
- Jossed by Gal Gadot, but in the film itself, it is...ambiguous. In a discussion regarding sexuality and "pleasures of the flesh" Diana says that the Amazons concluded that men are necessary for procreation but not for pleasure. In other words, the Amazons as a culture are, at the very least, open to the idea. She doesn't say herself one way or another.
- Steve's mother's name, in the comics, is ... Diana Rockwell Trevor. Wonder Woman was named after her. (This doesn't apply in the New 52 or any Pre-Crisis stories).
- Nice joke. Jossed.
- Setting it in World War 1 instead of World War 2 makes sense if he's involved - World War 1 isn't usually painted in terms of more or less clearly defined good vs. evil, but rather as a chaotic, tragic slog. Seems like a better prospect for the god of war to work mischief.
- The second trailer has at least two quick cuts of the unnamed German General played by Danny Huston fighting Diana one-on-one, in one scene using a sword and in another being thrown around by her lasso. While he doesn't exactly seem to be doing well, the fact an older man seems to be having an extended melee fight with Wonder Woman at all does suggest he's more than he initially seems.
- Jossed. The Western Front parts take place in Belgium in 1918, on the Yser Front most likely.
- Like in Justice League "Savage Time", she meets him at a retirement home. She'll also meet and fall in love with his descendant (son or grandson) also named Steve.
- Jossed. Steve died in 1918.
- Alternatively, they are on equal footing but working separately.
- There hasn't been much to suggest Circe or Cheetah in promotional materials. They may be saving them for a sequel.
- Ares is confirmed as her nemesis in the film.
- Jossed. It has villains. Two of them belong to her Rogues Gallery, namely Ares and Dr. Poison.
- Jossed. He's just credited for her creation.
- This has been sadly Confirmed. He dies in a Heroic Sacrifice.
- At the moment, all we know about him is that his name is Sameer and that he "is a flirtatious, charming master of disguise."
- The actor has twitted his photo alongside a Blackhawk character, although Sameer seems to have very few things in common with Blackhawks in the end.
2. Steve is discovered by Diana, princess of the Amazons. They begin to bond.
3. The German army attacks the island. The Amazons, fighting a defensive war after millennia of peace, are caught off guard by how much the world has changed and take serious casualties. Some of Diana's friends die.
4. Diana says goodbye to her mother, puts on her armour and takes the Godkiller sword. She heads for England with Steve in tow.
5. In England Diana befriends Steve's secretary Etta Candy, and protects Steve from assassins. Fish out of Water comedy ensues, but Diana is seriously disturbed by the lack of equality she discovers between the sexes.
6. Diana attends a state function where she meets General Erich Ludendorff. This may be the only glimpse we get in this movie of Diana's diplomatic side.
7. Diana visits the Western Front (over Steve's objections), where she sees the new poison gas in action. She is appalled by the sheer brutality of the war. She fights alongside a group of soldiers with diverse backgrounds and gets her picture taken with them.
8. Diana heads to the Ottoman base to stop the production of the gas. This leads to a physical fight with Ludendorff and Doctor Poison. The day is saved but something horrible (like the death of Steve Trevor) happens to put a damper on things.
- Mostly confirmed, although 6 happens after 7, and the "state function" is actually a party thrown by Ludendorff for German high society.
Notably absent from this summary (because we haven't been given any indication that it happens in the movie)? The sporting contest where a disguised Diana bests all her peers and wins the right to take Steve Trevor back to Man's World.
- Jossed sort of, the sword is broken by Ares as it's not the real Godkiller. Diana is.
- Jossed! Hooray! Woo-hoo! Although, in inversion of the tradition, Antiope has Adaptational Heroism.
- Jossed. He's North African, but he does pretend to be a Turk to help Steve infiltrate Ludenndorff's party.
- Jossed in the film itself. (Although Saïd Taghmaoui has compared his character to one of the Blackhawks on Twitter)
- Jossed. The sword is easily destroyed by Ares. Diana is the real Godkiller.
- Partially confirmed: Danny Houston is not Ares, David Thewlis is.
- Jossed. No one is called the Duke of Deception.
- Jossed. Antiope has Adaptational Heroism.
- Jossed. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Lex Luthor mentions that his father came from East Germany. Germany being cut in half was a direct result of World War II. Plus that film's line "Human beings have a horrible track record of following people with great power." doesn't leave much to imagination.
- Likely something related to a Wonder Woman sequel, such as a new villain, or Justice League.
- Jossed. There is none.
- Jossed for the second part.
- Bruce Wayne / Batman
- A descendant of Steve Trevor
- Donna Troy
- Cassandra Sandsmark
- The Justice League
- The rest of the Amazons
- No one. Confirmed. She recalls the events alone at her workplace.
- "The only remaining facet of Greek Mythology." What about Circe?
- She'll either be integrated into the New Gods or be another survivor of the coming of the Fourth World.
- New God Circe? Would she be on Apokolips or New Genesis?
- She'll either be integrated into the New Gods or be another survivor of the coming of the Fourth World.
- Though it's possibly hinted at by having the same "death of the gods" event New Gods had.
- Either for her use of her gas on enemy soldiers or for her and Ludendorff's treasonous actions as the Kaiser would have found out they had used the gas on their superior officers.
- Granted Everybody Hates Hades but given his brothers and sisters were slaughtered by Ares, he was the only one not presented or mentioned to be around when Ares killed the Gods. This could fuel vengeance in not only avenging them in tormenting Ares in the Underworld, where as Hades himself would go against Diana for killing Ares or court her.
- She speaks in a Turkish accent.
- Her face may imply an element of Turkish women.
- Her journal contains Turkish and Sumerian writing.
- She has a factory in Ottoman Turkey.
- She's actually implied to be a Spaniard, fitting with her actress.
- It enhances ordinary humans with inhuman strength but only lasts for brief periods. When the formula is recreated in modern times it has been turned into a liquid form for a more consistent effect and applied to the prisoner eventually known as Bane.
- You mean the Louvre?
- Yes, as previously mentioned, it's a real locale in Paris.
- This can go two ways: Either he's made immortal somehow, or his aging is slowed to the same rate as Diana's.
- After the plane exploded, he became reincarnated as a god. After all, the same thing happened to his father and he came back as Thor!
Diana gave birth to Steve's child, and he had more-or-less the same kind of immortality as her: he aged normally until his 20s, then stopped aging. For the sake of the theory, we'll say she named her son Themistocles, or Theo Prince in secret identity form.
It was determined that Theo was, in fact, ethnically an Amazon, so he was to be trained as one, but the No Men Allowed rule still applied to Themyscira. So, a contingent of Amazons were brought to the mainland during his childhood to give him the same training Diana received.
However, as an adult Theo became increasingly resentful of his inability to visit Themyscira, and eventually left his mother as an adult, and has spent the last several decades studying cartography and navigation, trying to find the island on his own.
The big break, however, comes in Justice League. While Wonder Woman and the rest of the League are off in space fighting Darkseid, Granny Goodness conquers Themyscira. The Amazons realize that the "Only A God Can Kill A God" rule applies to her and, Diana being unavailable, they really only have one god on call, so Theo is brought to the island to stop Goodness.
During the fight this exchange will happen:
Granny: You are the grandson of a dead god!
Theo: ...No, I am the son of Diana of Themyscira. She sends her regrets that she couldn't be here in person.
- Problem with this; Diana already had a canonical child with Steve in their Golden Age incarnations, a girl named after Hippolytus. If Diana was given a child in the DCEU with Steve, it would probably be her, not a Canon Foreigner.
This is a practical interpretation that doesn't undermine the whole point that the film seemed to be trying to make that human tragedy often isn't something that can be blamed on a single Big Bad.
- Though Chris Pine might play Steve's great-great-grandnephew. Steve might have a sibling we haven't met, and Diana might not have known.
- One of Wonder Woman's oldest villains is a character who has the habit of assuming the forms of others, so Steve Trevor may be dead, but that doesn't mean the Duke of Deception might not take Steve's form as his default one for interacting with Diana.
- We Never Found the Body when it came to Ares. It's possible he had the stuffing knocked out of him, but can't actually be killed as long as humans like their wars.
- Perhaps they all are alive, but reduced to such a state that they can barely harness the true extent of their powers, and will never come back to full strength, so they can't wipe entire city-states off the map or manipulate all of Earth's weather anymore. However, they can still perform feats such as necromancy, animal transformation, illusions, granting certain individuals luck, curses, etc.
- This could lead to a lot of Irony with all of the Gods and their depictions in mythology. The philandering Zeus could be reborn as a monk who has taken a vow of celibacy, Aphrodite as someone shy and homely, Hades as a school's Big Man on Campus, Hestia as someone with a troubled home life and couldn't take care of a pet fish, etc.
- To build on this: the reason Guernica became so famous in this universe is because the the Nationalist bombers hit the city with a refined version of her hydrogen gas, in addition to incendiary bombs. The resulting death toll was much higher in this universe than ours. Later on, Maru's new gas was deployed as an emergency weapon against Republican defenders during the Battle of the Ebro, with horrific results.
- This would undermine Wonder Woman's message, and Wondy is one of the few heroes whose villains rarely get Joker Immunity, generally they reform or die (not necessarily at W.W.'s hand, their plots backfire on them regularly) unless they're nigh unkillable like Circe—and even then part of the issue is that Diana doesn't consider her beyond saving—or really good at escaping in the chaos like Dr. Psycho.
- Confirmed by Eugene Brave Rock, surprisingly enough.
A few short years after his death the world experiences another conflict that would dwarf the "war to end all wars". By feeding people 'evil' ideas that really weren't all that groundbreaking (a somewhat more deadly type of gas, for example), he in fact managed to keep the absolute worst impulses of humanity somewhat contained in lieu of his own machinations.
With him dead, mankind is free to express its basest, most depraved capabilities.
Even Ares couldn't have conceived of anything as monstrously evil as the mechanized, industrial extermination of millions of innocent civilians or an invading army raping and torturing every last citizen of a nation's capital for six weeks or vivisecting civilians alive for the sake of cruelty or the mass execution of an entire officer corps or weaponry capable of wiping out all complex life on earth in a matter of days.
- This WMG is nicely summed up in this Punch cartoon, which shows Mars, the Roman version of Ares, looking down at Nationalist planes bombing a Republican city, among some of the worst atrocities of the Spanish Civil War. And the aftermath of Ares's death could be why Diana stayed out of heroics for so long-just when she thought humanity had sunk to its worst lows, they went even further.
Diana is another name for the goddess Artemis, who was the daughter of Zeus and the nymph Leto. Artemis was the goddess of animals, women, children, and the Moon. She also was unwilling to face men outside from Orion, who was killed by a scorpion. Diana deeply cares for women and children, is often around animals, and tends to be more powerful by night than by day. Parliament officials connect Steve Trevor to a scorpion, and Steve serves a similar purpose to Diana as Orion does for Artemis. Diana's upbringing by the Amazons and the Amazons being nymphs mirror Artemis's upbringing and attitude. Ares presents Diana with a forest as paradise due to Artemis being a goddess of the forest. How this all means Diana has a twin brother? Artemis was the elder twin sister of Apollo. Zeus having a Hidden Backup Prince in case Ares took down Diana would make sense. Apollo and Diana were separated to keep each other safe, and because Apollo would be out of place among the Amazons. Diana having a long-lost twin could also help explain Steve's death, as protagonists tend to learn about their families before having long-lasting love interests. If this is true, Apollo will be a primary figure in the sequel, at least as a driver of the plot.
- He could become the DCEU version of Olympian/Achilles Warkiller.
- It could also be that her battle with Ares (specifically, getting blasted by him after refusing his We Can Rule Together offer) awakened some of her dormant god powers, Flight being among them (since prior to this, Diana never actually flies but does make some impressive jumps.
- Unless she has a descendant who dons the mantle to get revenge on Wonder Woman for her.
- Problem: Menalippe is too old for the role; by definition, Wonder Girl must be younger than Diana. But let me modify your theory thus: Nothing prevents Hypollita from adopting an orphaned little girl (possibly adrift at sea after a shipwreck) and raising her on Paradise Island in place of the absent Diana, even imbuing the child with the powers of the Amazons (as was pretty much the origin of Donna Troy before she got caught up in Continuity Snarl, except she was raised beside Diana rather than in her place).