Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production, Greg Silverman, was a guest yesterday at the Variety Entertainment & Tech Summit. When asked if other DC Comics superheroes, such as Wonder Woman, would appear in Batman vs. Superman he had a lot to say:
We have been doing a lot of thinking for years about how to best use all those characters and we love them. Wonder Woman is an amazing character. I think it’s a great opportunity both for box office success, but also to have an amazingly powerful female superhero.
We are taking it all very seriously and are trying to do a plan that’s respectful to those characters and maximizes the stories as best they can. So everything that has been speculated are things that we’ve thought about.
It’s been rumored that Warner Bros. is looking for a female lead for Batman vs. Superman, and some fans have speculated that it could be for the role of Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman.
Silverman praised Zack Snyder and David Goyer’s script, saying “They’ve crafted a great story. I mean, this is where it all comes from for us. It’s just a great story that involves these amazing characters.” He also had the following to say about the controversy surrounding Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman:
We knew going in that we had more information than the general public had. We knew what the take of the movie was, we knew what the character was going to be. We don’t take these decisions lightly. We thought about everybody — brand new people, established people. Ben is the perfect guy to play this role.