10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman hits cinemas this month and early reviews have called it the best movie from the DCEU so far! Well we are all excited but before we go rushing to cinemas, let’s find out a little more about Diana Prince

10. She’s been around for over 70 years

Wonder Woman was created back in 1941; her first comic was released right around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. She’s been an Icon for women and women’s rights since before Marvel was even founded, she predates Spider-Man by more than  20 years!

9. She’s an Amazonian Princess

Themyscira (originally called Paradise Island) is an island of Amazonian women who have existed beyond the influence of men and the world as we know it. The leader of this tribe of Amazonian is Hippolyta, and Diana is her daughter. Diana later travels to “Man’s World” on a mission of diplomacy and peace.

8. She has more weapons than just the Lasso and Bracelets

When it comes to Wonder Woman’s weapons, there’s her Lasso of Truth, those bullet deflecting bracelets and, of course, her invisible jet. There’s actually so so much more, Wonder Woman also rocks a royal tiara, battle axes, spears, mystic armor, and a magical sword.

7. She’s a founding member of the Justice League of America

She was the only female member of the Justice League for years. The initial roster was Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter. The team originally came together when a race of aliens were competing to see who could take over earth.

6. She’s more powerful than you think

Besides super strength, invulnerability, and flight, Wonder Woman he also possesses: A healing factor, divine wisdom, super stamina/agility, and enhanced senses like sight, touch, and smell.

5. Many actresses were considered to play Diana

Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rachel Bilson, Mischa Barton, Eva Green, Christina Hendricks and Kristen Stewart were all reportedly considered for the role of Wonder Woman.

4. She and Superman have been an item

After sharing a kiss in Justice League #12 it’s not long until their officially a couple in Superman/Wonder Woman #3. Before that, they hooked up many times in alternate continuities, notably in Frank Miller’s hyperactive The Dark Knight Strikes Again and (it’s implied) the Elseworlds epic Kingdom Come.

3. She’s currently 23

In the pre-52 versions, Wonder Woman is shown as thousands of years old. As per the New 52 reboot, she is 23-years old.

2. Her bracelets keep her powers in check

In the New 52, Wonder Woman removes her bracelets in order to fight a God, explaining that the bracelets are what actually protected her opponents from her intense power. It remains to be seen how powerful Wonder Woman is compared to other superheros without her limiting bracelets on.

1. She was going to be called Suprema

Suprema is a clever enough name but it doesn’t have the punch that Wonder Woman does. The first ever Wonder Woman script entitled “Suprema, the Wonder Woman” was submitted to editor Sheldon Mayer in February 1941. The Suprema name was quickly dropped in favor of the simpler, more direct moniker.

Wonder Woman opens in cinemas 31 May 2017

Images courtesy of Warner Bros Singapore

© POPCulture Online 2017

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