If there is a director who has marked the recent cinematographic trajectory of DC Comics, it is Zack Snyder. From ‘ Man of Steel ‘ ( Henry Cavill’s first Superman adventure ) to ‘ Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ‘(where Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was introduced for the first time), the filmmaker has been building his own superhero style full of gray tones and slow motion until he reached the controversial’ Justice League ‘, which he abandoned for personal reasons and now recovers, as he imagined it, in a special version for HBO Max.
But it seems that until the film’s premiere next summer, Snyder is going to continue to make people talk. In recent months he has periodically published new details, from the new design of Steppenwolf to the black Superman suit, and now it is again a trend in networks for a photograph of Diana Prince that does not show us her future, but what could be been in the past. The superheroine had her first solo film with Patty Jenkins, becoming one of the great critical and public successes of the DC Comics Cinematic Universe, but, before the director imposed her vision on the character, Snyder had already imagined her in a very different way.
In a chat with the ComicBookMovie portal, the director exclusively revealed a photograph that was going to be included in ‘Batman v. Superman ‘, but that was eventually discarded. In it we see Wonder Woman posing in the Crimean War in the mid-nineteenth century, alongside a motley group of warriors and holding a bunch of severed heads in her hand. The photo was exchanged for the one corresponding to ‘Wonder Woman’, with Gal Gadot a few years later, in World War I, with Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. What would your story have been like had this vision of Snyder been realized?
The debate is served on social networks, where fans of the superheroine (and of DC and the superhero world in general) have not been indifferent to this photograph, which seems to suggest a more violent and implacable version of Wonder Woman compared to Jenkins’ story full of hope and spirit ‘for all audiences’.