In an interview with USA Today, Zack Snyder revealed some details of the story arc Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will play in Justice League after the death of Superman.

With Superman (Henry Cavill) having laid down his life for Earth, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) recruit a superteam to take on a new threat to civilization in Justice League.  “It was all about the filling-out of this massive comic-book pantheon with the biggest and coolest heroes we could, “director Zack Snyder says of his group, which includes seafaring warrior Aquaman (Jason Momoa), speedy Flash (Ezra Miller) and high-tech Cyborg (Ray Fisher).  Fans are getting a big character arc for Wonder Woman in 2017, beginning with her solo movie set during World War I.  In it, she finds “humanity isn’t always the most kind and awesome thing,” says Snyder, also a producer on Wonder Woman.  “It has its moments, but it can be brutal, and her coming to terms with that dichotomy is what we come to learn about her.  And in Justice League, she’s fully evolved into someone who’s embraced mankind, partly through Superman’s sacrifice.  She’s like, ‘All right, I’ve got to pick it up.'”

Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).

Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash.

JUSTICE LEAGUE opens November 17, 2017


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