Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was certainly divisive, but there's one thing that pretty much everyone agrees upon: Wonder Woman was awesome. With her solo movie coming out in June 2017, fans are already hyped for the Amazonian hero's first feature film. What we've heard so far is pretty impressive. The movie will be set in World War I, with Diana fighting alongside pilot Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine).
The hints for Wonder Woman's solo movie in Batman v Superman set Diana Prince up as world-weary, disillusioned, with a possible tragedy in her past. Of course, the threat of Doomsday is too great to ignore, and Wonder Woman leaps back into action to protect humanity once again.
By the end of Dawn of Justice, Diana and Bruce Wayne agree to seek out the other metahumans. But after she spent most of the movie working to keep her identity secret from Lex Luthor, it's possible that there's some tension brewing between Diana and Bruce about whether they should form the Justice League.
So why did Diana choose to turn her back on protecting humanity in the first place? All this will be revealed soon, and the latest set photos have dropped a lot of hints about the plot of the movie.
Steve Trevor Crashes On Themiscyra
Thanks to the footage released a few months ago, we know that Diana grew up on the island of Themiscyra. So far, Diana's DCEU origin story seems to be a combination of the pre-crisis comics origin and that of the New 52, where she is a demigod.
Pilot Steve Trevor crashing on Themiscyra is straight from Diana's Golden Age origin. His entrance is her first introduction to "man's world", and after she helps heal him she agrees to journey into this strange new land. This is something the footage real hinted at, and now the set pictures confirm that Steve's crash landing will be important to the plot... but it might not be how the story begins.
Here we can see Diana helping Steve Trevor out of the sea, presumably after his plane crash landed. The solo movie origin story has already deviated a lot from the comics, and director Patty Jenkins seems set to shake things up even more.
It's possible this scene will mark the climax of the film, as Diana's two worlds collide. However, the fact that she's still wearing the training clothes that were revealed in the first promotional image (above), mean that this may indeed form a new origin story for Wonder Woman.
Taking A Stand To Protect Humanity
Perhaps after Steve crash lands he is pursued by German soldiers, leading the Amazonian warriors to defend him and their home. This entrance of soldiers from the world of men would definitely prompt Diana to take action, although this incursion may just poison the Amazons against humanity even more. It's a nice parallel actually, to Bruce's prejudice against the Kryptonians after Superman "brought the war to us", which was explored in Dawn of Justice.
Steve's presence, however, could help Diana persuade Queen Hippolyta to let her help in this war: this was hinted at in the footage reel.
"These Amazons were once created to protect man’s world but they since abandoned it. Diana’s constantly asking 'why don’t we go do what we were created to do and protect man?' They say because they’re not worth it. And this takes her on a journey into our world."
So it seems that Diana's choice to fight in World War I was influenced by Steve Trevor crashing on the shores of Themiscyra, but it wasn't just his masculine wiles that persuaded her to journey to "man's world".
Perhaps it was the threat of a Central Powers attack on her homeland: Diana's involvement in WWI could be to prevent the war from spreading to Themiscyra. Or maybe this is all just a catalyst for Diana, who had been wanting to fight to protect humanity for centuries. Only time will tell, and personally I can't wait to find out more details about Diana's awesome new origin story.