In DC’s comics, the Amazons’ longevity has fluctuated over the years—ranging anywhere from being actually immortal to having a normal lifespan—but we’ve yet to see how exactly her life was going to work in the DC movies. We now have an answer, and the movie version of Diana has been around for a long time. Enough to be damned tired of Man’s bullshit, too.
The revelation comes from Empire magazine’s latest issue (which also has some pretty intriguing new stills from the film) in which director Zack Snyder reveals that by the time of Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman is 5,000 years old.
And very retired.
Yes, although she’ll be kicking a lot of butt around in the early 20th century in her own movie, by the time Batman v Superman: Glower Champion of the Year 2016 rolls around, Diana has retreated from the world of Men, mainly because they’re assholes. So says Gal Gadot, but in a slightly more diplomatic manner, comparing Wonder Woman to her alter-ego, Diana Prince:
Because she’s seen it all, she has seen what humans can do, so it was very hard for her to come back and fight. They have the same attitude. Although when she is Diana she tries to blend in, she is not too outgoing. I don’t want people to think she is perfect. She can be naughty.
Does this mean the older Bruce and Diana are gonna crack a lot of jokes about Superman being a young whippersnapper? That’d be kind of hilarious, actually. In the end, regardless of her age, Wonder Woman will be kicking butt in Batman v Superman, that much we do know.
Not bad for a woman in her fifth millennium. She doesn’t look a day over 3,000.
[Empire Magazine, via MovieWeb]