Deviating from some details of origin stories aren't really so bad--so long as there's good reason for this.
Comic book fans of Wonder Woman may see that the movie has made a little tweak as far as setting goes. Instead of being set in World War II like in her comic book origins, she instead joins the world of man towards the end of the First War.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, screenwriter Allan Heinberg says that the setting is almost like a reflection of what's happening then and now.
"We are in a very WWI world today with nationalism and how it would take very little to start a global conflict."
Similar to how the old horrors of war can be seen in new inventions like the machine guns, automated weapons, and even gas, now we have our own version of horrors in a conflicted world.
Even director Patty Jenkins was previously hesitant about the idea of a changed background story for Diana. It didn't help that the setting kept changing with the writers that went onboard the film. However, she finally came to realize its importance: it's about putting the similarities of the horrors from back then and now, while also using the spectacular and speculative elements come forth.
She cited how someone so powerful as a god has a moral system and compass, and gets into the world today--and then she starts to question what's happening. Perhaps the genius here is in trying to see the world from the perspective of someone as innocent as Wonder Woman when she first settled on Earth--and seeing the problems and potential solutions from her view.
Wonder Woman will be out in theaters on June 2.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.