Zack Snyder shares brutal photo of Wonder Woman during Crimean War

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot

Before Gal Gadot took center stage with Wonder Woman, the actor first brought the Amazonian warrior to life in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where the first teases of her involvement in World War I were revealed; However, World War I wasn't the first historical conflict that Warner Bros. had in mind for the character, as she was initially supposed to have been involved in the Crimean War. The conflict took place between the Ottoman Empire (and their allies) and the Russian Empire from 1853 to 1856, and it was one of the first wars to be widely documented with photographs.

As we know, Batman v Superman revealed a photograph from World War I showing Wonder Woman (Gadot), Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and their compatriots, but before it was decided that World War I would be the time-period of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. was also considering setting the film during the Crimean War, and Zack Snyder has revealed a different photo that was developed when that was the case. The photo is considerably more brutal as it shows Wonder Woman clutching several severed heads. Yikes. You can check out the photo below.

Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Crimean War, Zack Snyder

Wonder Woman, Crimean War, Gal Gadot, Zack Snyder

In a caption accompanying the image, Zack Snyder wrote, "Wonder Woman 1854 – This amazing image shot by Stephen Berkman of an else-world, war weary Diana, who had chased Aries across the battlefields of the world and had yet to meet Steve, who would help her restore her faith in mankind and love itself." When it came to Wonder Woman beheading people, Patty Jenkins recently revealed that that was a sore spot between the studio and herself in the early days.

They wanted to hire me like a beard; they wanted me to walk around on set as a woman, but it was their story and their vision. And my ideas? They didn’t even want to read my script. There was such mistrust of a different way of doing things and a different point of view. So that was definitely happening, even when I first joined ‘Wonder Woman’ it was like, ‘uhh, yeah, ok, but let’s do it this other way.’ But I was like, ‘Women don’t want to see that. Her being harsh and tough and cutting people’s heads off, that’s not what— I’m a ‘Wonder Woman’ fan, that’s not what we’re looking for. Still, I could feel that shaky nervousness [on their part] of my point of view.

Wonder Woman 1984 is now playing in theaters (check out a review here) and streaming on HBO Max, and Jenkins is also set to return for Wonder Woman 3 as well.

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