If there’s one thing that even comic book fans can agree on it’s that sometimes comics can be a little silly. For every wonderful character or storyline there’s a hundred bad ones. While promoting the launch of the company’s new Rebirth line, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson has talked about the future, and has confirmed that one of comic’s oddest artefacts won’t be making it to the big screen: Wonder Woman’s invisible jet won’t be in her upcoming solo movie.
If there are any non comic readers out there, yes we did just say invisible jet. Hey look, Wonder Woman will be celebrating her 75th birthday this December, and this was a staple of the character back in the day. Sure it’s probably a dated idea now, even being the butt of a few jokes over the years:
Happy Birthday Diana
Anyway, in an interview with People, Nelson has been talking about Wonder Woman: Rebirth. It’s part of the gigantic reinvention of the universe that DC are undergoing in the comics right now (and has actually started off very strong), she says there’s “no better time than now” for all these new takes on Wonder Woman.
“The overall conversation that’s happening in our culture right now,” she says, “about having stronger gender equality representation in media and in government and in education and all of it just makes it the perfect time to see a character like Wonder Woman out there.” We couldn’t agree with her more.
To mark the character’s 75th anniversary, DC have unveiled a lot of cool new toys, including this vintage looking take on the invisible jet:
Wonder Woman’s invisible jet
Unfortunately, Nelson has shot down the idea of seeing it make an appearance in Gal Gadot’s solo flick. “There is no invisible jet,” Nelson says, “not in this iteration.”
It’s not exactly a surprise, because visually it isn’t exactly in keeping with DC’s gritty big screen atmosphere. We could see her getting her hands on some sort of stealth craft somewhere down the line, but as far as the original bonafide plane design goes, don’t get your hopes up folks.
Speaking more on Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman flick, Nelson adds “It will have its own tone and look – it’s beautiful,” she says. “There is humour in it, there is real emotion in Diana’s journey in discovering the complexity of man.”
We do hope for a lighter take on the DC world than we saw in Batman v Superman, hopefully with one foot in the character’s rich history and the other looking to her future. And hell, why not throw in a wee one liner about how silly an invisible plane would be?
Wonder Woman comes to cinemas on the 2nd June 2017.