Let’s give credit where credit is due. Zack Snyder brought Wonder Woman to the big screen, giving the beloved character her live-action film debut, which meant more to women and girls worldwide than can ever be put into text. That’s why it’s so surprising that in his grand plan for the DCEU, he considered making a decision that would’ve drastically changed her for the worse.

Despite debuting in the 1940s, it wasn’t until 2011 that DC retconned Wonder Woman’s origins to make her the daughter of Zeus. Not only was the change more interesting for the character, but it was also a massive step forward for women’s representation in comics. Gone were the days of other characters making Wonder Woman special, as she previously gained her powers as gifts from the Greek gods. Now, she paved her own path forward with a chip on her shoulder, as her abilities were no longer a gift, but rather a part of her. Wonder Woman became an individual whose accomplishments were hers and hers alone, whose strength rivaled that of Superman. Most importantly, she was unapologetically herself — something you can’t put a price tag on.

Understandably, Snyder’s ideas for change likely wouldn’t have gone over well for a large part of the DC fandom. Making Wonder Woman a Kryptonian unnecessarily relates her to Superman, who Snyder had as the face of the DCEU. It’s not technically fridging, but it feels like a roundabout way of reducing her character, tying her to a prominent male character. Not to mention, magic and gods are at the core of so much in the DC Universe, so there’s no need to give it a scientific explanation, as it would retcon so much more than Wonder Woman’s origins.

 Zack Snyder considered making one big changed to Wonder Woman’s backstory that would have left a sour taste in the mouths of some DC Comics fans.  Read More