Following the near-universal positive reception to Wonder Woman — and an outstanding opening weekend — DC and Warner Bros. have to be breathing a sigh of relief. Let's face it, with Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad all receiving lackluster reviews, the studio very much needed Wonder Woman to correct the ship — and, boy, has it.
[Editor's Note: Spoilers ahead for Wonder Woman.]
Once Wonder Woman leaves theaters, though, all eyes will turn to DC's largest endeavor yet: Justice League. While we already knew that Justice League would feature the return of Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta, played by Connie Nielsen, it appears that she will not be alone. Robin Wright's character, General Antiope, will also be returning for the big team-up.
"[Wright and I] got to do more in Justice League as well," Nielsen told the Los Angeles Time. "As sisters as well. Kind of badass as well. We can't say much."
Wright, who was also present during the interview, chimed in that viewers will see "more of the story — you get some of the history."
General Antiope played a small but pivotal role in Wonder Woman. She is largely responsible for training Diana, and it was her dying words that very well may have convinced her to leave Themyscira. Since General Antiope died early on in the film, it is likely that her appearance in Justice League will be in the form of a flashback — though it is worth nothing that characters often do not stay dead in comic books.
While most of Justice League's plot has been kept under wraps, we do know that the team will come together to prevent Steppenwolf, one of Darkseid's generals, from retrieving three mother boxes that are on Earth. It appears that one of these mother boxes is on Themyscira, and thus it is certainly possible that Antiope will appear in a flashback illustrating how it arrives on Earth. Of course, that is pure conjecture.
The DC Extended Universe has a lot riding on the big team-up, and having some of the more well-received characters to date appear should bode well for its success.
Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters nationwide. Justice League will be released on November 17.