DCEU: Why the DC women should become its identity

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SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 11: TV personality Katie Couric, director Patty Jenkins, SeeHer Award recipient Gal Gadot and SeeHer executives attend The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice Awards )

The DCEU failed to capitalize off of Wonder Woman 

There was a lot wrong with Justice League, one of the most glaring issues was the handling of Wonder Woman. Many fans felt that Gal Gadot was arguably the best DCEU portrayal of hero and should have been the focus in Justice League. Instead, she was relegated to a mere supporting role, a “rom-com protagonist.

Zack Snyder’s vision saw Wonder Woman as a silly seductress instead of the strong leader she was in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. In Justice League, she took a major backseat to a forced storyline that involved Cyborg and some unnecessary flirtatiousness with Batman. This, despite being the best thing to happen to the DCEU up until that point. Maybe, if Justice League had capitalized off of Wonder Woman’s success and implemented some the qualities established in Jenkins’ film, the movie might have been received differently.

Still, Wonder Woman isn’t the only hero the DCEU could exploit, though there are plans for a sequel. The studio has a plethora of female characters at their disposal who could usher in a new wave, a new vision for the DCEU.