When Wonder Woman first debuted in theaters last month, fans were treated to a new opening intro for DC Films. The short teaser showed animated versions of the Justice League members, culminating in an impressive group shot featuring a large amount of DC characters.
While the full group shot is essentially a 'blink and you miss it' moment, many have gone through and tried to identify the characters shown in the teaser. We broke down the first batch of characters that were discovered earlier last month, but there were many figures in the group shot still unaccounted for.
Thankfully, a higher quality version of the intro has now been released, and has allowed fans to spot many more surprising characters. So which new characters are seen in the intro? And what does their inclusion in it mean for the DCEU? Click through to find out.
Robin (Tim Drake)
The mantle of Batman's trusty sidekick has already been established in the DCEU, with Easter eggs in both Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad hinting that the latest hero to take on the mantle was murdered by the Joker and Harley Quinn.
While its was never confirmed which Robin had died, many signs point to it being Jason Todd. So it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to hardcore DCEU fans that the Robin shown in the DC intro appears to be modeled after Jason's successor, Tim Drake.
In the comics, Tim is a sort of Batman superfan, who joins Batman's crusade as Robin before later forming the Young Justice. While Tim was given a new costume and nickname - Red Robin - in the New 52 retcon, it appears that the version of him shown in the DC Films intro is wearing his Robin costume.
Although his inclusion in the intro could just represent all of the Robins, it is certainly within the realm of possibility that Tim Drake could appear in the DCEU, possibly in the upcoming The Batman. If he were to, DC wouldn't have to look far to find an actor to play him, as Big Hero 6's Ryan Potter has creatively campaigned for the role since 2016.prevnext
Aside from Robin, quite a few additional characters from Batman's side of the DCEU are now easier to identify in the intro.
The most prominent one is Poison Ivy, whose green ensemble can be seen more prominently in the higher-quality version of the intro. Many had speculated that this was Ivy, particularly due to the plant creatures she appears to be controlling.
Ivy's inclusion in the intro shouldn't be a surprise to many, as the yet-to-be-cast character is expected to team up with Harley Quinn and Catwoman in the upcoming Gotham City Sirens.prevnext
In the far left of the intro appear to be two other Batman villains, Edward Nygma/The Riddler and Renee Montoya/The Question. While they are significantly less detailed than the characters more prominently shown in the intro, the Riddler's pose and The Question's ensemble seem to be pretty good clues.
There's no indication if either of these characters will actually appear in the DCEU, but its certainly within the realm of possibility. While Riddler is currently being prominently featured on Gotham, there doesn't seem to be any issue with TV and film portrayals of characters existing simultaneously (if The Flash is any indication).
And the fan-favorite Renee has been missing from DC's live-action media since the early days of Gotham, certainly opening the door for her to make some sort of appearance in Gotham City Sirens or The Batman.prevnext
Dinah Lance/Black Canary has grown to be another fan-favorite character, thanks to over 70 years of comic book history, as well as a growing fandom thanks to Katie Cassidy's portrayal of the character on The CW's Arrow. Many have sought news of the character appearing in the DCEU, or at very least appearing in the DC Films teaser.
And now (thanks in part to yours truly, who was one of the first to point out her placement on Twitter), it appears that she has been found. With her black leotard, blonde hair, and rings that certainly resemble the character's sonic Canary Cry, it certainly appears to be the Justice League and Birds of Prey member.
Where and when Black Canary will debut in the DCEU is a whole other question, however. The possible films for her to appear in seem to grow day by day, with the leading speculation being that she could debut in either Gotham City Sirens or the upcoming Batgirl.
And, much like Tim Drake, there is already an actress who is very willing to portray the role. Vikings star Katheryn Winnick has been campaigning for the part for quite some time, a possibility that has drawn significant fan support.prevnext
Cheetah's exact origin has changed throughout her various comic appearances, with early incarnations not possessing any sort of superhuman powers. Minerva's interpretation is an archaeologist who is granted superhuman strength and speed, bestowed on her by a god.
Her appearance in the DC Films intro shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to fans, as the villain has been rumored to appear in Wonder Woman 2 for about a month now. But nevertheless, it does give more indication that the villain could be making her DCEU debut sooner than later.prevnext
Another popular DC Comics antihero, Lobo, appears to be in the intro too, around the same area as Cheetah was found.
The blue-skinned alien mercenary was initially introduced to the world of DC Comics in the 80s, and rose to prominence as a way of parodying the gritty superheroes of the time period. He since has gained his own popularity, appearing in a myriad of DC titles in the decades since.
Many have clamored for a live-action adaptation of the character for quite some time, with not a lot of luck. In 2009, a Guy Richie-directed Lobo film was announced, but the project essentially fell apart after Richie left to direct Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
A new DCEU version of the film has been in development for over a year, with Wonder Woman's Jason Fuchs writing the script and Brad Peyton tapped to direct. When exactly that project will come to fruition - and who will end up playing the title role - has yet to be seen.prevnext
The popular character is best known for its two official DC Comics incarnations - Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes. Ted Kord was first brought into the fold during the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline.
While the sacred scarab that bestowed the Blue Beetle mantle did not give Kord superpowers, he used his intellect to create scientific devices to help him in battle. Jaime Reyes, by contrast, was bestowed with a battle suit that morphed from the original scarab.
It's unclear exactly which version of the character is being teased in the DC Films intro. While the wings indicate that it could be Jaime Reyes, a team up movie featuring Ted Kord and Booster Gold has been in development since 2015.prevnext
The Reverse Flash is positioned between Poison Ivy and Batgirl in the intro, while other outlines hint at Grodd, Captain Cold, and Heatwave.
For fans of The CW's The Flash, these villains are probably expected, as they are some of the most iconic ones that Barry Allen has faced off against on the small screen. Still, their presence in the intro is certainly interesting - and could possibly give us a hint as to which direction the in-development The Flash movie could go in.prevnext
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Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers… and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy),Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).prev