The Justice League World Tour kicked off in China today, and Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot addressed Diana's abandonment of humanity as seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — a move that was directly contradicted by the Amazonian warrior's solo movie released this summer.
“None of us knew exactly, exactly, the back story of Wonder Woman," Gadot said. "And once they decided to shoot the solo movie for Wonder Woman and we started to dig in to understand the core of this character, we realized that, actually, there is no way that Wonder Woman would ever give up on mankind."
"The reason why she left the island was because she wanted to make their lives better and safer — they are her calling," Gadot said of Diana, who was left with a shining example of humanity following the sacrifice of her first love, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), come the end of Wonder Woman. Though the Wonder Woman depicted in Batman v Superman didn't exactly mesh with the Wonder Woman seen in the heroine's solo outing, Gadot said it wasn't too late for a little course correction.
"So, I’m giving you a very honest answer, but it was — sometimes in a creative process, you establish something that is not necessarily the right decision, but then you can always correct it and change it," she continued. "So Wonder Woman will always be there, as far as she’s concerned, for mankind.”
Wonder Woman made her long-awaited live-action big screen debut in last year's Batman v Superman as a reclusive warrior who stepped out of the shadows to help combat Doomsday, a biological terror concocted by the villainous Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and unleashed onto Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill). The trinity of heroes defeated the creature, but not without cost: Superman gave his life to kill the seemingly unstoppable monster. Come Justice League, Batman finds himself inspired by the fallen hero, and embarks on a journey with Wonder Woman to unite like-minded metahumans to stand against a looming threat.
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Justice League opens November 17.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.