Despite near-universal praise for Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins’ summer blockbuster left audiences with one particularly nagging question: If Steve Trevor’s selfless act helped to show Diana that humanity was worth fighting for, then why, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, does she say to Bruce, “100 years ago, I walked away from mankind?” Thankfully, we now have an answer. Much like in the comic book source material, the creators employed a retcon (short for retroactive continuity).
“We realized that actually, there is no way that Wonder Woman will ever give up on mankind,” Gadot revealed during a promotional stop for Justice League in Beijing. “The reason why she left the island was because she wanted to make their life better and safer – they are her calling. So – I’m giving you a very honest answer – sometimes, in a creative process, you establish something that is not necessarily the right decision, but then you can always correct it and change it. So Wonder Woman will always be there as far as she concerns for mankind.”
While Gadot’s answer might not be quite as satisfying as fans had hoped, it’s hardly worth fretting over. In film, television and especially comic books, retcons — new information that imposes a different interpretation of previous events — are common, used to aid in dramatic plot twists or, as in the case of Wonder Woman, account for narrative inconsistencies.
Available now on digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy. You can catch Wonder Woman in action next in Justice League, which arrives on Nov. 17. The Wonder Woman sequel is set to hit theaters on Dec. 13, 2019.
(via Screen Rant)
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