Wonder Woman’s first solo movie won’t take place in the modern day as we all thought. Instead, DC‘s next superhero flick takes us back to the 1920s.
According to a report from Bleeding Cool, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman won’t be taking to modern day streets just yet… instead, leaving the island in the 1920s.
“I have been informed by those who have seen the green lit treatment that the film will spends the first half on Paradise Island with warring Amazon factions vying for control,” they explain.
“An arrival of a man on the island changes that status quo, as he asks the Amazons for help. Not necessarily Steve Trevor either… Because when Wonder Woman joins him on his return to the world of Man, we all discover that it is the 1920s.”
Of course, this places the emergence of Wonder Woman around the time when women were first given the vote… and that’s certainly no accident. The lack of strong female superheroes raises an issue of equality and diversity amongst the major comic book studios. And it seems that they’re only just beginning to address it.
But perhaps most surprisingly, this is the same time period of Joss Whedon’s cancelled Wonder Woman movie – a film which spent two whole years as an outline before the studio decided to scrap the project.
So why are they going back there now?
“A planned sequel would then take place during World War II in the thirties and forties,” they explain. “This of course was the period that the seventies TV show began in, before shifting to the then-modern day.”
It’s certainly a bold decision to tackle women’s lib in the context of a superhero movie… assuming that’s part of the film. But then, period comic book movies aren’t exactly a rarity. Captain America: The First Avengers did rather well, after all.
What do you think of DC’s rumoured Wonder Woman plans? Does a period film make sense in context? Let us know what you think in the comments below…