When Wonder Woman releases on Digital HD tomorrow, it will be giving fans a special look at the future of the DC Universe.
Warner Bros. recently announced an epilogue to the successful summer superhero movie featuring Etta Candy and allies Chief Napi, Sameer, and Charlie. The epilogue, titled “Etta’s Mission,” features the beginnings of a new task for Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor’s crew.
The first clip announcing the scene seemed to tie it to the upcoming Justice League movie, especially considering the font used for the title cards.
That speculation was all but confirmed today with the release of a sneak peak at the epilogue, in which Etta gather’s the allies around a table for a briefing at their favorite pub.
“This is our first mission, top secret,” Candy says. “The war is over, but the good fight goes on. After the bombings in Liège along the western Belgian front, the powers at be found something.”
And then she hints at what the object could be, hinting at a powerful artifact in the DC Universe.
“It’s very old. It’s very powerful. They want us to recover the artifact and deliver it to the Americans. I mean, we don’t want it in the wrong hands, do we?”
Our initial post on the topic included some speculation pertaining to the Justice League movie, which seems the most obvious, but it could have a few other implications.
Here are some of the powerful objects in the DC Universe and how the Wonder Woman epilogue could set up different movies in the future.
When Hippolyta gives the young Diana a “history lesson” showcasing an elaborate painting of the gods, the Amazons, and humans, one of the powerful beings atop the mountain clutches a trident that appears to look like Aquaman’s trident.
Presuming the god is Poseidon, the trident's power would be of immense use to anyone who obtained it.
Later in the lesson, when Ares strikes down the gods, it appears that Poseidon’s trident falls into the ocean, giving the implication that it is lost.
The object would likely be recovered by the Atlanteans and gifted to one of their most powerful champions, Arthur Curry.
A Green Lantern Ring
This one is a little bit of a stretch, but it could serve to set up an important plot point that may come up in Justice League.
Green Lantern rings are powerful objects, wielded by those with exceptional willpower. The Green Lantern Corps serves to protect certain sectors of space, but Earth will not have one at the time of Justice League.
In the trailer, Steppenwolf’s own voiceover says “No Lanterns” while speaking of Earth, making it an open target for the forces of Apokolips.
But why aren’t there Lanterns in Space Sector 2814?
Could one have perished, their ring lost somewhere on Earth?
Lantern rings contain a highly advanced AI system that can guide the object to the nearest suitable candidate to wield its power — which is how Hal Jordan originally became a member of the Corps after the death of Abin Sur. If this is the case, what would have prevented the ring from finding another person to wield it?
The Purple Ray
In the original Wonder Woman comics by creator William Moulton Marston, Diana created the Purple Ray to help nurse Steve Trevor back to health after he sustained life-threatening injuries.
The Purple Ray is an Amazonian tool that can be used to heal people and even bring them back from the dead.
Such an artifact would be a perfect fit for Wonder Woman II should Warner Bros. want to bring Chris Pine back in the sequel. After sacrificing himself at the end of Wonder Woman, it was thought that Steve Trevor was done for.
But recent rumors suggest that Pine might be back for the next film, which is said to be another period piece.
A Mother Box
Yeah, this is the most likely answer.
The Mother Box is a piece of Apokoliptian technology, an object of immense power that enables wielders to teleport across vast distances.
Zack Snyder previously said that Justice League villain Steppenwolf would be searching for three Mother Boxes hidden on earth. The Amazons have one, the Atlanteans have one, and the humans have one.
We saw the item the Amazons have in the Justice League trailer, with Steppenwolf teleporting right to it.
We also saw Dr. Silas Stone with the other one in STAR Labs, using its technology to experiment on his dying son; Cyborg is created as a result.
Perhaps the item recovered in the “Etta’s Mission” will be the Mother Box Dr. Stone uses in the footage Bruce Wayne saw in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, giving Wonder Woman a strong tie to Cyborg’s origin and providing a thematic bridge between gods and technology.
We’re bound to find out when Wonder Woman releases to Digital HD tomorrow, followed by Blu-ray and DVD on September 19.
Justice League hits theaters November 17.
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.