Integrating the Amazons into the DC Universe
While the idea of an Amazonian spinoff movie could potentially work to integrate the Amazons into the rest of the DC universe, it’s worth noting that DC hasn’t been too successful with their recent attempts in the DCEU. However, taking a spinoff of the Amazons and integrating them into the world beyond might be an interesting concept. One question that arises is how long Connie Nielsen will be able to maintain the role of Hippolyta, especially if the rumored movie wouldn’t begin production until after a third Wonder Woman movie, as mentioned by Tony Sokol of Screenrant.
De-Aging Technology and Amazonian Aging
The de-aging technology available today has shown that it’s not quite up to par when it comes to making a person look significantly younger. However, if the story is set in the present day, it might be acceptable since the Amazons do age eventually, right? It could even be that outside of their protective barrier around Themyscira, the Amazons might lose some of their special abilities. Ultimately, it’s up to the writers and director to determine the direction of the story.
Patty Jenkins: The Right Storyteller for an Amazonian Spinoff
A movie focusing on the Amazons could be intriguing, as long as it’s given the right storyteller at the helm. Patty Jenkins is undoubtedly the right person for this job, as she’s already demonstrated her ability to take Wonder Woman in a direction that’s not entirely pro-feminist but isn’t afraid to show that women are equal and, in some ways, superior to men. This is particularly true when they’ve trained for war for so long and are quite honestly bred for it.
Finding the Perfect Antagonist for the Amazons
The only thing about this is that there would need to be a seriously tough antagonist for this movie, or an army of them perhaps, that are not Steppenwolf or his minions, since we’ve seen that and it’s also been seen that the Amazons, tough as they are, can’t stand up against such an enemy. Who would fill that role though is kind of hard to say since as tough as the heroes in DC are, the villains have to be every bit as tough, intelligent, and skilled in ways that go well beyond the norm. In fact, it does feel safe to say that this is one of DC’s many problems, that their heroes and their villains are so ridiculously over-powered that they absolutely have to be over the top on a regular basis just to be able to cancel each other out.
The Amazons: Powerful but Vulnerable
The Amazons are a bit different since they’re insanely tough, strong, quick, skilled, and extremely impressive, but as was shown in Wonder Woman, they are also very vulnerable to damage and can be killed. In other words, a well-trained army could possibly give them a serious run for their money since with guns and tactics arrayed against them, the Amazons might be in a spot of trouble. Or if an army with some type of power granted to each individual and a full array of fighting skills was aligned against them, it might be that they’d have to fall back on various other tactics to carry the day. In other words, the Amazons aren’t perfect no matter how much they train or how strong they become since they’re not bulletproof and they’re not indestructible.
Real Danger and a Compelling Story
So, this movie could work largely because there would be a very real danger to the group, whereas in Wonder Woman there wasn’t much sense of danger since she was basically untouchable throughout much of the movie because she was too fast, too strong, and somehow bested a full-blooded god whose entire existence had to do with warfare, but was obviously too arrogant to just crush her and be done with it. That’s a pretty common failing in a lot of stories that doesn’t always feel real enough since in real life, the bad guys tend to just do the deed and get it done with, minus the gloating.
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