If you've seen Wonder Woman already, you know that the movie really captures the essence of a solo film. Yes, it's part of the larger DCEU, but it barely ties into the other movies, causing a unique standalone experience.
Well, if you were paying very close attention to the film's first act, you may have noticed a potential connection to one of the other major Justice League members. It seems like Wonder Woman may have given everyone the first glimpse at Aquaman's origin.
Warning: There are SPOILERS AHEAD!
At the beginning of the movie, while Diana was still a child, Hippolyta was telling her the story of the Amazons, and of how they ended up on Themyscira. Ares, the God of War, killed all of the other gods, and they were put on Themyscira by Zeus to keep Ares from ever wreaking havoc again.
During this tale, a storybook of sorts unfolds, showing the audience what was happening throughout. This visual showed Mount Olympus, with all of the gods standing on top, just before Ares struck them down. Among them was Poseidon, the God of the Sea.
He was never mentioned by name specifically, but the guy holding the trident is easy to pick out as the ruler of the oceans. The strange thing was, his trident bore a strong resemblence to the one Aquaman will wield in the Justice League film.
Aquaman's trident is currently considered a Relic of Atlantis, but it's had multiple histories throughout the comics. Many tales involve the trident belonging to the God of the Sea. Sometimes this was Poseiden, often times it was Neptune.
With Wonder Woman setting up the existence of Greek mythology, it seems like Poseiden will be the one who held the trident long ago, not Neptune. And when the gods were killed by Ares, that trident went toppling down the mountain into the land of men.
Could this be the origin of Aquaman's trident in the DCEU? Arthur Curry and Diana Prince getting a chance to talk in Justice League, there's a good chance the mythical history of the heroes could be discussed.
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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.
Joining Gal Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.