'Batman v Superman' Has No Time for a 'Wonder Woman' Love Story

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When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits the big screen in just a few weeks, it will not only mark the first time that Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) are seen on the big screen together, but it will also mark the debut of the new Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot. While we have seen footage of her in the previously-released trailers, there is still much we don’t know about her role in this story. Gal Gadot recently spoke with Glamour, where she revealed that her character does not have a love story in this upcoming adventure.

“I feel like I’ve been given such a huge opportunity to show the strong, beautiful side of women. Finally. For BvS it was important for me that we show how independent she is. She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story. She’s not there to serve someone else. She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence. She’s loving.”

Last week, we reported that Wonder Woman‘s job on Earth is as an antiquities dealer, which could explain why she’s seen in in civilian clothes in scenes from the trailers, where she’s spotted with Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). There have also been reports from the select few that have seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, who claim that Wonder Woman is the “real star” of the movie, revealing that her role is much bigger than previously imagined.

Gal Gadot is currently shooting her stand alone Wonder Woman movie, which is set for release on June 23, 2017. We got our first sneak peek at this stand alone adventure last month, during The CW’s half-hour special on this massive superhero universe. Last year a rumor surfaced that Wonder Woman will be set in three different time periods and settings. One of these settings is Diana’s homeland of Themyscira, and it is rumored that the Italy portion of the shoot will be used for the Themyscira scenes.

It was also recently confirmed that another setting is World War I, with the last setting being present day, which will connect the movie to her appearance in the upcoming Justice League Part 1. As for Wonder Woman’s love story, it seems that may be saved for the Wonder Woman movie, with Chris Pine confirmed to play her love interest Steve Trevor. What do you think about these Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice details?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016.

Wonder Woman comes to theaters June 23rd, 2017.

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