BATMAN V SUPERMAN Director Zack Snyder Confirms He Wanted Wonder Woman To Be Part-Kryptonian

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Director Zack Snyder Confirms He Wanted Wonder Woman To Be Part-Kryptonian BATMAN V SUPERMAN Director Zack Snyder Confirms He Wanted Wonder Woman To Be Part-Kryptonian

Talking during this weekend's "Full Circle" event, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder confirmed he planned to make Wonder Woman part-Kryptonian in his version of the DC Extended Universe.

By JoshWilding - May 01, 2023 07:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman vs. Superman

It's no secret that filmmaker Zack Snyder had some pretty unique ideas for the DC Extended Universe, and it's now been confirmed that one of them included tying Wonder Woman to Superman in an unexpected way.

We've heard that he considered revealing the Kryptonians who escaped Man of Steel's scout ship would have potentially been Earth's first Amazons, and Snyder elaborated on the idea during this weekend's "Full Circle" event. Talking about Diana Prince's introduction in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he explained that the Greek God Zeus was going to "possibly be a Kryptonian."

He was revealed as Diana's father in Wonder Woman, of course, and this would have meant the hero was descended from the same alien species as Kal-El. 

"The whole thing of whether magic and the gods....there's a version where, okay, that's cool, I guess. But there's also the more scientific...where do gods come from?" Snyder reflected "We had played around with that quite a bit."

Visual effects supervisor John "D.J." Des Jardin then weighed in to share another scrapped concept. This one was going to reveal that the alien ship we saw in Man of Steel was crashed into the ice by Ares, with the Wonder Woman villain killing the Kryptonians aboard, once again connecting Diana with Superman in an unexpected way. 

There's nothing inherently wrong with either of these ideas, but it feels like creating connective tissue for the sake of it rather than for a significant story reason. 

While Wonder Woman's role in the new DCU is unclear, we will learn more about the origins of Themyscira in a new Max TV series that's been compared to Game of Thrones by DC Studios. 

Check out Snyder's comments in full below. 

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santoanderson - 5/1/2023, 7:18 AM
I get that he’s just trying to make connections between characters, to expand the universe, but this didn’t need to be a thing.
McMurdo - 5/1/2023, 5:46 PM
@santoanderson - this is precisely why Syder isn't at DC anymore. He's creatively bankrupt.
REMIMARKS - 5/1/2023, 7:19 AM
No, just no.
bkmeijer1 - 5/1/2023, 7:21 AM
Could've worked if Zeus just banged a Kryptonian and their child was the first Amazonian.

Zeus has a tendency to bang everyone and everything, so that would make more sense to me than the escaped Kryptonians being the first Gods or Amazonians themselves.
UncleHarm1 - 5/1/2023, 8:28 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Probably turned into a horse or something too before doing the deed O_o
FireandBlood - 5/1/2023, 7:22 AM
I remember a lot of people speculated that this was going to be the case. It was a different time back then, when everything in these movies needed a plausible, faux realistic explanation. The whole Nolan effect, I guess. But I’m glad we moved passed that. This idea that everything needs to be explained or connected in some way is silly.
TheVengeance - 5/1/2023, 9:47 AM
@PlusUltra - no, grounding these fantastical characters in some semblance of reality allows for real investment, stakes and weight to the proceedings. That’s one of the many reasons the MCU sucks now, it’s become one giant cartoon on a green screen. Nolan did it fantastically, Reeves did it even better and Snyder under Nolan’s eye did it great in MoS and even some of BvS.
Dingus - 5/1/2023, 11:32 AM
@TheVengeance - L take. Shut up
OrgasmicPotatoe - 5/1/2023, 7:23 AM
From the bottom of my heart,

DrReedRichards - 5/1/2023, 7:25 AM
You know what? Never mind. There was no #RtSV announcement yesterday, so let's count our blessings.
LeonNova - 5/1/2023, 7:27 AM
That would’ve been stupid
Feralwookiee - 5/1/2023, 7:28 AM
I read this yesterday and that was the first I ever heard of it.

It just sounds like another unnecessary attempt to tie things together which would unintentionally make the universe feel smaller. It feels similar to Anakin building C3P0 in the prequels. Not everything has to be connected.
ProfessorWhy - 5/1/2023, 7:31 AM
Bi-planetary, so woke
Midnaslament - 5/1/2023, 9:35 AM
Th3Batman - 5/1/2023, 7:46 AM
Thank god this guy is no longer at DC. The more he talks, the more I realize we dodged a bullet.
Fares - 5/1/2023, 8:01 AM
I find it an interesting approach and it could have been interesting to see. But I'm totally fine with the more typical origin we got. It made the world more diverse and it worked.
inkniron - 5/1/2023, 8:10 AM
Reason #1,742,469 why this guy just did not get it. And I am not surprised at all.
ObserverIO - 5/1/2023, 8:18 AM
He says that because he wanted everything to be grounded in reality that he felt the need to explain magic and gods.

But there's a dude running around at super speeds with no explanation at all.
Nor did he feel the need to actually put these explanations in the movie at all. You've got to ask him in person years later to get the answer.

Also, the New Gods came from the Norse gods, were the Norse gods Kryptonian too?

I do like the idea of Zeus being Kryptonian though, if only because Russel Crowe played both Zeus and Jor-El. Maybe they're related.
It's also a very Supreme Power -inspired idea.
Forthas - 5/1/2023, 8:30 AM
While I am not in favor of Wonder Woman being part Krytonian, I am in favor of the "gods" and Wonder Woman in partcular being at least in part an alien race that may have encountered Kryptonians with both races finding their way to earth at various times. The concept of "magic" should not be in the DC canon (which is how you get garbage like a wish stone) but rather highly advanced strange or unrealized science that to people on earth seems like magic. Man of Steel did an excellent job of introducing us to that idea.

Zack Snyder has good impulses mixed with disasterous ones. If paired with someone (like a Christpoher Nolan) who could tamper down his most absurd ideas, he could have made the Snyderverse epic.
bkmeijer1 - 5/1/2023, 9:43 AM
@Forthas - I agree that Snyder definitely needs a secondary writer to pull him back. He has quite a few good ideas in my opinion, but often he took them too far.

Kinda like with Army of the Dead too.
Tasmaniac - 5/1/2023, 9:49 AM
@Forthas - The concept of “magic” should not be in the DC canon”
Ya [frick]in what?! 🤨
Forthas - 5/1/2023, 11:15 AM
@bkmeijer1 - What was your issue with Army of the Dead? I thought it was a slightly above average film. I did not see anything too crazy in it. Nut if I can contradict myself for a momnet...there were some elements of an alien connection to it all and that did seem like a bit of a mixing of genres...horror and traditional science fiction.
Forthas - 5/1/2023, 11:23 AM
@Tasmaniac - Yeah I said it!!!! Introducing magic into stories lends itself to the laziest of writing. That is probably why Wonder Woman - after all these years in the comics- her power sets is probably the least well defined of the trinity. Can she fly or not...can she be killed or not (since gods are sometimes depicted as immortal). The lazy use of magic is one of the many reasons why the plot of Wonder woman 1984 was so ridiculous. when you go down that rabbit hole, logic and ultimately believability goes down the drain.
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