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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.

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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