When photos emerged of Mattel's Barbie line of Justice League toys, the packaging revealed a synopsis for the film that centered on Wonder Woman rather than Batman -- a change from the way the movie has been marketed up to this point.
It is not clear whether the Wonder Woman-heavy description is one tailored to the needs of a product line aimed at girls, or whether the success of Wonder Woman will increase her viability as a way to sell Justice League to casual moviegoers, but either way, it's interesting to look at a familiar text turned in a new way.
Here is a look at the original synopsis, which has appeared on Warner Bros. promotional material for months:
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
...and here is the "Wonder Woman version," seen on the back of one of the Mera Barbie dolls:
Once again, Wonder Woman must demonstrate her ability as a fierce warrior. Facing a great enemy, she and Batman join forces to recruit a group of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Having formed an unprecedented League of heroes, they set out to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Before Wonder Woman became a massive success, one of the big criticisms of Warner Bros.' strategy as it pertained to DC was that they couldn't seem to "crack" any characters who weren't Batman or Superman. Since the movie has become the top earner of the summer and earned ecstatic reviews, some fans are now wondering if Gal Gadot's Diana will become like Robert Downey, Jr.'s Iron Man: a character so beloved that all the other movies start wanting a cameo.
Justice League currently enjoys a 4.19 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, which you can vote on here.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.