Wonder Woman may still be a few months away, but the film's buzz is definitely high. Talk of the appearance of the god of war, Ares, as a main villain has only added to the anticipation. That said, there may actually be one of other figure of importance that will show his face in the film. That figure is Bruce Wayne.
'Wonder Woman' Will Be Built On Flashbacks
According to YouTube channel, New Rockstars, #WonderWoman will be built around Diana's flashbacks. It's worth noting that at the beginning of the second Wonder Woman trailer that we see her walking outside of The Louvre in Paris. The glass pyramids that were in the background were completed in 1989 (long after World War I) according to the New Rockstars video, which means that we will be seeing some of Diana in present day, and one that potentially has a job at The Louvre. Remember, she does have involvement in the antique business, as noted in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even with all of that said, there is one particular item that triggers Diana's memory and that will propel the film.
Bruce Wayne Likes To Mail
The picture above is from the second Wonder Woman trailer and appears to be Diana looking at the picture of herself seen in #BatmanVSuperman. Now, here's where things get really interesting. Eric Voss of the New Rockstars YouTube channel points out an overlooked detail about this shot. In the left side of the shot we can see a note. While the note is hard to officially make out, the logo at the top of the note is the unmistakable logo of Wayne Enterprises. So, Bruce is assumed to have mailed Diana the original photo of her as Wonder Woman that Lex Luthor had somehow gotten his hands on. I guess Bruce has a thing for mailing stuff, considering he emailed this same picture to Diana back in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. That said, this small appearance of Bruce Wayne through the form of a letter is means much more than just keeping the picture safe.
Wonder Woman Is In Confusion
Justice League director #ZackSnyder recently spoke to USA Today about Wonder Woman's evolution leading into the massive superhero team-up film. More importantly Snyder states that in Wonder Woman Diana comes to terms with a brutal truth:
"Humanity isn’t always the most kind and awesome thing."
In fact, it seems as if World War I actual causes Wonder Woman to become almost unwillingly to engage with human conflicts ever again. This is proven is Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice where Wonder Woman doesn't decide to join the fight until the very last minute. Perhaps out of guilt? Even after the fight when she was standing next to Bruce at Superman's funeral she seemed reluctant to fight, as Bruce hashed out his plan to go looking for other meta-humans. Diana then states the following that maybe they don't want to be found and more importantly states her reluctance to form this so-called team:
"A hundred years ago, I walked away from mankind. From a century of horrors. Men made a world where standing together is impossible."
Sounds pretty reluctant to me. That said, what if Bruce sending the original picture to Diana was his way of showing her that she can trust him and trust in mankind again. Perhaps Diana may find the letter at the end of Wonder Woman and this is how she will be convinced to help Bruce?
While there are still many details of Wonder Woman that remain a mystery, I believe two to be true. One, that Wonder Woman will be built on flashbacks. Two, that we will officially see Diana regain her faith in humanity again after a little push from Bruce Wayne. Most importantly, I believe we will see a great overall film in Wonder Woman.
What do you think? Will Bruce Wayne have a big impact on Diana? Let me know in the comments down below.
(Sources: USA Today)