This isn’t my theory, but I’ll share a couple of my own once we’ve gotten through these basics.
So, the story goes like this: Wonder Woman is going to be in Man of Steel, next summer’s Superman movie. Why? Because Henry Cavill and Gina Carano socialised together at a car show.
Okay, maybe there’s a bit more to it than that. Here’s the very stop-start way that Cosmic Booknews tried to make their case compelling.
Guess what’s rumored for the new Superman movie, Man of Steel?
A Wonder Woman appearance.
Guess who is a couple in the DC Comics?
Superman and Wonder Woman.
Guess who was spotted together at the recent McLaren Automotive unveiling?
Henry Cavill with fitness model/mma star/actress/americangladiator Gina Carano.
Guess who’s the “favorite” to play Wonder Woman.
We know Henry Cavill broke up with his fiancee.
Wonder where Cavill and Carano met?
No, tell me, really. Where did Cavill and Carano meet? And tell me how you know so.
My half-way, meet-the-nuts-in-the-middle theory would be that the two actors met during some kind of recent screen test. Maybe Warner Bros. are trying potential Justice League Wonder Women out with their one, existing cast member – if that’s indeed the case and they’re not opting for a different Superman altogether.
I’d buy that, I think. If somebody trustworthy gave me a tickle and a nudge in the direction of the screen test story, I’d be inclined to trust them. But Wonder Woman being in Man of Steel? Nah, I don’t think so. There’s just so much other stuff it needs to do.
My actual core theory, the one that I feel comfortable with, is that Cavill and Carano met at Starbucks, when she overheard “his cute British accent.” Or in the gym. Or at church. Or were hired to be at this car thing, by somebody who probably didn’t even think of Wonder Woman for a single heartbeat.
Still, I know plenty of people are going to point at the recent Superman-Wonder Woman kiss in the comics and see forward planning in motion. I guess I’d just ask them “How forward?”