Batman v Superman: New Empire Magazine coverage details include Wonder Woman and Darkseid

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The world is just about ready for the big superhero movie wave that will be hitting this year, as several comic book icons and characters are getting the big screen treatment in time for the summer blockbuster film season. Chief among those of course will be Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s second entry into the growing DC Films universe in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” – which pits a very hardened and edgier Dark Knight against a powerful and messiah like Man of Steel that sees the entire world as their arena and a rising evil presence manipulating things from behind the scenes.

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With just TWO MONTHS left until the superhero brawlfest flick hits theaters, the latest issue of Empire Magazine has a ton of new details and images (which can be seen in Comic Book Movie) promoting more about the film, some that can be considered SPOILERS for those who want to be surprised. In fact, a certain Amazon Princess AND Lord of Apokolips was teased… So turn back now if you don’t want any surprises ruined.

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Still here? Good, then let the curtain be pulled and here’s some pretty important information coming straight from the Empire Magazine coverage on BvS.

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According to director Zack Snyder during an interview with Empire Magazine (via CBM’s report), choosing to add Wonder Woman into the slugfest Bats and Supes have in the film was a no brainer decision. “It was incredibly organic how Wonder Woman came into the story,” Snyder tells Empire. “The whole concept came of, ‘Let’s not save anything. Let’s try it all.’ Then Wonder Woman’s entrance made me realise we were much closer to the Justice League than we thought. We realised we were one movie away.”

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The coverage by Empire also reveals that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is 5,000 years old, and has since retired from fighting as a superhero for unknown reasons. “Because she’s seen it all, she has seen what humans can do, so it was very hard for her to come back and fight,” Gadot says. She goes on to explain the difference between her WW persona and Diana Prince identity. “They have the same attitude. Although when she is Diana she tries to blend in, she is not too outgoing. I don’t want people to think she is perfect. She can be naughty.”

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With Gadot appearing in her own Wonder Woman film come June 23, 2017, executive producer Deborah Snyder also chimed in that “Her sexuality is part of her power, but she is also a feminist icon.” “Gender has been a hot topic, so it is very timely to bring her back. The way we have approached it, especially in the stand alone movie, that is definitely there. Looking back and doing an origin story – and it is a period piece – see the role of women through history. There is a great source of humour in that now. It is so unbelievable you can’t even fathom it. You are still making a statement, but having some fun with it.”

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Here’s Gadot meanwhile in new scenes added for a recut BvS trailer, which is a tie-in with Turkish Airlines.

On another note for the Empire Magazine coverage, a certain image teases A BIGGER THREAT for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League to face soon enough.

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That Omega sigil… Can anyone say “Darkseid”? This is the same sequence that’s presented as a “nightmare scenario” to Batman, in which an evil Superman has taken total dominance of the planet. Could Darkseid’s sign teased here have something to do with that? We’ll find out soon enough when the film hits in a few weeks.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on March 25, 2016.

 

 

Author: Tim Villasor

Editor-at-Large of Ungeek PH. Regularly cosplays as Batman (founding member of Justice PH) for events. Writer for GMA Sci-Tech and former contributor to Playground Magazine. Pop culture Crusader.

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