The first “Wonder Woman” footage made it clear that Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) looks very good for her age. Though the warrior will be introduced in March’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” her own movie appears to take place about a century before that. Since Wonder Woman doesn’t appear to have aged at all, it’s clear that she probably is a lot older than she looks. Director Zack Snyder revealed just how old the Amazonian warrior is.
Empire magazine’s print edition stated that Wonder Woman is over 5,000 years old. Snyder said that the amount of time she has spent on earth plays a big role in her decision to get involved in Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman’s (Henry Cavill) battle.
“Because she's seen it all, she has seen what humans can do,” Snyder explained (via Movie Web). “So it was very hard for her to come back and fight.”
However, her age hints that a lot of time is going to be covered in 2017’s “Wonder Woman.” In the sneak-peek video from the film, Gadot explained that the origin story would show “her coming of age, the entire history" and "her mission.”
Watch the “Wonder Woman” sneak peek below:
“Wonder Woman” will address gender issues as well, and exploring Diana’s lengthy timeline will allow the film to focus on the changing roles of women throughout history.
“Gender has been a hot topic, so it is very timely to bring her back,” Snyder added. “The way we have approached it, especially in the standalone movie, that is definitely there. Looking back and doing an origin story – and it is a period piece – see the role of women through history. There is a great source of humor in that now. It is so unbelievable you can't even fathom it. You are still making a statement, but having some fun with it.”
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” premieres in theaters March 25. “Wonder Woman” is scheduled to the big screen June 23, 2017.