Following the Endless Winter event which is set to do gown this December, DC Comics is once again cooking up a comic book crossover spectacle which will see future iterations of our favorite DC superheroes. Future State is a two-month event set to debut in 2021 which will see DC's lineup undergo some major changes as the characters featured in the storyline will be from the future set in 2030.
Future State will see the debut of a new Brazilian Wonder Woman named Yara Flor. Just like her Amazonian counterpart, Flor sports an armor similar to Diana Prince's, however, she is described as Diana's polar opposite. Jamie S. Rich recently spoke with IGN about the character's creation. Regarding the new Wonder Woman's backstory, he explains: "Yara does have some connection to the Amazons, and part of what we'll discover in her origin is what activates her position, what makes her Wonder Woman at this time. She's from Brazil but was an immigrant to America. There's also that element of her story. Even though we'll see her currently active as Wonder Woman, eventually we'll learn what her origin is - partially her figuring out what that means, where she's from, why this is her, how she relates to Diana, how she relates to the other Amazons."
Rich continued: "Joelle was looking at Yara as - she is new to this. Her humanity is still very much intact and very much important. From a reader standpoint, what does that mean for me when I look at this character? Diana Prince is a goddess, so she's always a bit above us. This is a chance to sort of get back to some of the early roots of Wonder Woman where Diana was trying to be human and trying to learn how to be human. Now we're going the opposite way - how does a human learn how to be a goddess?"
It's another major step on DC's part in a continuous effort to expand its own universe. The event's success, of course, could spell great things for the comic giant heading into the new year. Future versions of DC characters are a hit amongst fans, just take Terry McGinnis aka Batman Beyond, for example, who instantly became an iconic DC figure. And who knows, Future State's new set of heroes and villains could potentially crossover to other DC projects outside of the pages of their comic books. It's both promising and intriguing for sure.
DC Comics' Future State debuts in 2021.
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