Some new rumours about the Wonder Woman movie have been making the rounds lately, the veracity of which remains sketchy as always. We’ve got next to zero details from the studio itself, which seems to be helping rumours abound. Still, it’s fun to speculate.
The first big rumour is that Wonder Woman is going to have six different costumes in the movie. Self-described “fanboy journalist” Umberto Gonzalez broke the scoop last week, claiming that on top of the costume we’ve already seen, Wonder Woman will have an outfit more in line with the “classic standard costume”, and that another one of her outfits would be a dive suit.
I can buy the idea of multiple outfits. Of all of the superheroes, I think it makes sense for Wonder Woman to have different costumes for different circumstances. That being said, a dive suit? Really? I know that Lynda Carter rocked one back in the day:
And it was silly and campy, which fit the show. But the current DC movie universe is all dark and such. I can’t see how a themed dive suit would fit the world and not be ridiculous.
It also runs counter to other rumours we’ve heard, specifically that the first film is set in the 1920s. Dive suits in the 1920s were still those big, bulky suits with the metal helmets that had a little window in the front. Maybe Wonder Woman has a fancy advanced Amazonian dive suit? Of maybe one of the rumours is false. Perhaps both! Nobody knows.
The second rumour surrounds Wonder Woman’s on again, off again beau, Steve Trevor. Scott Eastwood has been cast in the upcoming Suicide Squad film; that much is fact. The rumour part is that everyone seems to think that he’s playing Steve Trevor. He’d be a logical addition to the movie if they’re trying to capture something like the New 52 A.R.G.U.S. and plant the seeds for other franchises, ie. Wonder Woman.
The question then becomes, will he be in Wonder Woman? Actually, the first question should be “Is he actually playing Steve Trevor?” and then we go from there. He looks right for the part, being a bland, generic handsome white dude. That’s Steve Trevor exactly. The tricky thing about him appearing in the first Wonder Woman film is, again, if it’s set in the past, not even as far back as the 1920s, it wouldn’t make any sense for him to be in it. Say they go with the classic World War Two origin. Steve Trevor would be about negative forty years old in that movie. So again, we’ve got some rumour conflict.
In summation, what definitive facts have we learned today? Very few. Scott Eastwood is going to be in Suicide Squad, and that’s about it. The rest, the outfits and anything Wonder Woman specific, is all rumour and speculation at this point. Also, people keep saying that Wonder Woman is going to start shooting in the fall when discussing these other rumours, but we’re still lacking official confirmation of that and folks may just be parroting a past rumour. So hooray, we learned nothing! It’d be really swell to get an official update from Warner Bros. at some point about Wonder Woman and where it’s going. It’s just a massive swirl of a thousand rumours and like two solid facts right now.