Wonder Woman Returns to Amazons in Justice League Deleted Scene Photo

In honor of Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot's 33rd birthday today, original Justice League director Zack Snyder has shared a picture of the Amazonian Princess exploring some very familiar stomping grounds.

In another glimpse of the Justice League film that could have been, Snyder posted a photo on his Vero account from a deleted scene showing Gadot in her civilian guise as Diana Prince investigating the ancient Amazonian temple where Queen Hippolyta issued a warning that the Mother Box entrusted to the Amazons had been forcibly stolen by the film's antagonist, Steppenwolf.

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Seen in the final film after Connie Nielsen's Queen Hippolyta leads the Amazons in a failed defense of the New God device, Diana sees the arrow causing a fire in the temple in a televised newscast before leaving to inform Bruce Wayne of the coming threat.

The photo reveals a scene deleted from the theatrical film that has Wonder Woman actually investigate her mother's warning in person, presumably before alerting Batman of Steppenwolf's connection to the Amazons.

With a troubled development history, Snyder bowed out of directing Justice League deep into the film's production, citing a family tragedy amid rumors that the Batman v. Superman director was being fired by the studio.

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Replaced by Avengers filmmaker Joss Whedon, who released the film this past November after extensive reshoots, the theatrical version of Justice League omitted a significant amount of content seen in trailers and promos, leading fans to petition for a "Snyder Cut" of the film.

The recently released home video version of Justice League only contained two deleted scenes, both involving Superman, leading fans to speculate what additional material -- including this scene of Wonder Woman investigating an ancient Greek temple -- may have been left on the cutting room floor.

(via batman-news.com)

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