By Charles Webb
The long and the short of it is Wonder Woman will be in 2015’s “Batman vs. Superman.” Or she won’t. And for the time being, the studio behind the film is better off not saying anything one way or the other.
Without providing a firm confirmation or denial, Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman hinted at the studio’s vision for a cinematic version of the Amazonian princess (as well as other heroes of the DCU).
Responding to Variety during their Entertainment and Tech Summit, Silverman offered this when asked about the possibility of the character making her way into “Superman vs. Batman” (or her own standalone movie):
“We are taking it all very seriously and are trying to do a plan that’s respectful to those characters and maximizes the stories as best they can,” Silverman said, dodging the question. “So everything that has been speculated are things that we’ve thought about.”
While this feels like the usual corporate shuck and jive away from a direct question (and it is a deft one at that), it touches on a couple of problems with speculating about who–or what–will be in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” followup. Between the wildly mixed response to “Man of Steel,” the very vocal online reaction to Ben Affleck’s casting, and a shooting script that might be in flux, imagine a scenario where an exec teases Wonder Woman in the sequel and we don’t get to see Wonder Woman in the sequel for some reason.