Is Wonder Woman The New JL Leader?

August 28th, 2017Is Wonder Woman The New JL Leader?

"Don't engage alone," Wonder Woman cautions the rest of the Justice League in the trailer for the November 2017 movie, "We'll do this together." Could it be that Wonder Woman is calling the shots for the Justice League, or is Warner Brothers capitalizing on the financial windfall that Wonder Woman has been this summer The latter is probably more true than the former.

The synopsis that Gonzalez is referring to is the newly released one for Justice League, which makes it incredibly clear that Diana Prince is going to be a key player in putting the Justice League together, possibly as much of a player as Bruce Wayne.

The Justice League synopsis reads:

Once again, Wonder Woman must demonstrate her ability as a fierce warrior. Facing a great enemy, she and Batman join forces to recruit a group of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Having formed an unprecedented League of heroes, they set out to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

This differs in many respects from the Justice League plot synopsis released by Zack Snyder back in February 2017. In that particular synopsis, it was Batman, not Wonder Woman, who was highlighted, and there was also a sense that Bruce Wayne has reconsidered his methods from Batman v Superman, the film in which Amazonian princess Diana Prince was first introduced to 21st century audiences.

Now that Warner Bros. appears to be changing its marketing tack as far as refocusing the Justice League synopsis on Wonder Woman, it has left many fans curious about what role she will take as far as the Justice League leadership goes. Certainly, there is a lot of excitement about the prospect of Diana Prince calling the shots for the superhero team, especially given how successful Wonder Woman has been.

It would appear that even as early as February 2017, there were hints of Wonder Woman leading at least part of the Justice League team. One photo shows Diana center stage in a shot that appeared to clearly show her leadership role, which was quickly picked up by many websites.

The news of Wonder Woman's potential leadership role within the Justice League should perhaps not be too surprising, particularly since she did briefly lead the team briefly following Superman's death against Doomsday in the comics. Given this happened in Batman v. Superman, it seems logical that she would step into a leading role in Justice League.

While some are intrigued by the prospect of Wonder Woman playing a bigger role in the Justice League movie, there are some concerns with the recent news that an early cut of the film has been deemed "unwatchable," and reshoots are occurring on an ongoing basis. This is not anything to be terribly worried about at this point, as reshoots aren't unusual, and can often yield great results.

However, given that the Dceu is currently still riding high on off Wonder Woman's success, news about trouble with Justice League is a little concerning. Fans, however, could always latch onto the fact that their favorite Amazonian princess (along with Aquaman, Cyborg and Flash) will be heading onto the big screen soon.

Justice League hits theaters November 17.

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