Hippolyta Can Put Away That Clay – Wonder Woman in ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ of ‘Demigod’ Origin
When her appearance was first announced most fans were worried more about who would be cast to play the Amazon princess. Now that most have decided to give Gal Godat a shot, their attention should naturally turn toward how her origin story would turn out on the big screen. With an already bursting at the seams amount of additional characters being shoved into the Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, would there be room to tell any origins at all?It’s not hard to see why the powers that be behind Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice might decide to tweak Wonder Woman’s origin. Even for a mythological super hero Wonder Woman’s origin is pretty wacky. The question remains though, why bother? It’s not like either her original origin story or this updated 52 origin story is something that needs some injection of reality. Both versions are kinda nutty.
In the modern origin Amazonian Queen Hippolyte wishing for a child, forms one out of clay. The gods bring life to the clay child and bless her with powers from the gods themselves:
Beauty from Aphrodite, strength from Demeter, wisdom from Athena, speed and flight from Hermes, Eyes of the Hunter and unity with beasts from Artemis and sisterhood with fire and the ability to discern the truth from Hestia.
That’s the origin most of us know. When DC rebooted their entire comic multiverse in the 52 event, Wonder Woman was a demigod. The daughter of Queen Hippolyte and Zeus, king of the Greek Gods. Like the other children of Zeus, his wife Hera is not happy and makes all kinds of trouble for Diana.
Which origin would Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice use? Now we know. Producer Charles Roven made a recent appearance and confirmed that the production will be using the 52 origin. Here’s a short clip:
When compared to Superman and Batman’s origins, which are much better known in the general public than Wonder Woman’s, it’s easy to see why they might want to use an origin that the general public will understand quickly, we’re already used to characters like Hercules and the Percy Jackson books and movies. Thrown in the fact that the Greek mythology story lines from the Wonder Woman comics are the most logical choices for a stand alone Wonder Woman movie and you can see why they made this choice.
Personally, I’m still hoping for a stand alone Wonder Woman movie set in World War II, much like the Captain America: the First Avenger. Wonder Woman fighting Nazis would be epic, screw anyone that would just say they ripped off Captain America, both characters started out doing that time period.
Which origin would you have chosen?