Zack Snyder Reveals Long-Hidden Details About ‘Wonder Woman 1854’ Concept

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Zack Snyder’s DCEU didn’t do well because it was too dark and the stories didn’t always make sense. People didn’t always like his choices. Eventually, James Gunn and Peter Safran took over with their DCU. Some people liked Snyder’s style, but others thought it was too bleak and not true to the characters. Even though most people think the DCEU wasn’t great, it did bring out some really popular superhero movies lately.

One of the big hits was “Wonder Woman.” It did really well and showed there could be more stories about her in the DCEU. Then came the sequel, which came out during COVID-19 and did okay, but not as good as the first one.

Snyder had different ideas for the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie at first, calling it ‘Wonder Woman 1854.’ In an interview with Empire Magazine while promoting his new movie ‘Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scavenger,’ he talked about this project. The plan was to show Diana in a whole new setting.

The idea of that was an early riff we were doing: once Wonder Woman left the island in search of Ares, what happened to her in her different incarnations? My idea for it was that she would travel around the world looking for Ares and she would go to every place where there was conflict.

Snyder described how Diana would have many partners but would have to say goodbye to them because they were mortal. This continued until she met Steve Trevor, played by Pine.

On those battlefields she found these lovers, warriors, and they would age out because she is immortal. They would be her lover for ten years or they might die in battle, and it was probably sad for a lot of the guys because they would see her starting to be nice to the next young soldier and be like, ‘Oh, I’m being replaced.’ But all the guys that she had with her were those loyal warriors she found on the battlefields all over the world.

The movie never got past the idea stage. There was never a script, and it wasn’t actively being worked on at the time.

It was never a screenplay, but we talked about it so much that it kind of had its own life.

Even after the DCEU officially ended, both Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins talked about a third ‘Wonder Woman’ movie being in the works, but it turned out to be untrue. Gunn & Safran have plans for Diana’s world but without her. They announced a live-action TV show called ‘Paradise Lost’ during the unveiling of their first phase, ‘Chapter 1: Gods & Monsters.’ This series will focus on Themiscyra before Diana’s era and is expected to be similar to ‘Game of Thrones.’ Want to share your thoughts? Drop a comment below!

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