Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been labeled a critical failure, but it’s hard to deny the film’s box office power. While everyone may not have liked what they saw, the film was a decent financial launch (at least at first) into the impending DC Extended Universe.
Still, for those that can’t get over director Zack Snyder’s dark turn on the characters, merciless city destruction, or—most importantly—that Wonder Woman had less than 10 minutes of screen time, you’re in luck.
Gal Godot, the actress behind one of comics’ most influential female heroes, told The L.A. Times that her own standalone film won’t be a continuation of the Justice League storyline. Instead, it will focus on giving audiences a better understanding of how we got the Princess Diana (or Diana Prince) of Batman v Superman.
“The Wonder Woman that you see in Batman v Superman is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man,” Gadot said. “Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before. When she starts this journey, she’s very pure. She’s more naive, she’s this young idealist who does not really understand the complexities of life and the complexities of men.”
It’s a reversal of the big-screen treatment most superheroes get, but it’s an interesting one nonetheless, particularly in terms of its impact with audiences, who will probably spend more time picking apart Wonder Woman’s development in both films than they would have, had her origin story come first.