It’s simply one unfounded rumor after another when it comes to Batman vs. Superman, isn’t it? Welcome to the internet, where a comment made in passing, innocently speculating about an upcoming film can quickly turn in to solid, hard “fact”. That’s precisely what happened yesterday when the internet was besieged by reports Wonder Woman was now a descendent of Kryptonians. Initiate head asplode.
By now, you’d think we’d be numb against wild rumor mongering, but even we reported on it (though we kept in mind its unlikelihood). Turns out, the whole ‘Wondy being Kryptonian’ thing is in fact utter bullshit. Here’s the word from Badass Digest,
Yesterday a rumor blazed across the internet, and it turns out it was the first bullshit movie rumor of 2014 – that Wonder Woman in ‘Batman vs Superman’ would be Kryptonian. Everybody got mildly irritated. But it turns out they didn’t have to be – multiple sources are telling me that this concept for Wonder Woman’s origin is not going to be used in the film.
Whew! Well there’s a huge sigh of relief. Already I was a upset Wonder Woman is appearing in a minor capacity in film she isn’t headlining, but add in she’s nothing but a weaker relative of Supes!? My heart simply couldn’t take it!
So where’d the internet come up with something so bogus? Innocently enough, reading too much into Bill Ramey’s own speculation about what MIGHT happen in Batman vs Superman in Batman on Film‘s weekly mailbag,
Apparently, several outlets picked up on what I wrote in the mailbag below – especially my take on how Amazons might be explained in ‘Batman vs. Superman’ – and claimed that I was reporting it as fact and/or that it was a ‘rumor’ I had heard. They. Are. All. WRONG.
It’s nothing more than me guessing how Goyer and Snyder might characterize Wonder Woman and the origin of the Amazons. Carry on…
Another lesson learned. If the rumor sounds completely bogus and is totally unfounded, it usually is. And as Screen Rant‘s Ben Moore even points out, the wildest news so far about Batman vs. Superman was the Batfleck casting and there hadn’t been peep about that!
Where do you Bastards stand on Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman? Was the whole Kryptonian backstory an interesting spin or lazy development? What kind of role do you expect the Amazon to play?