The DC Universe animated films will pay a visit to yesterday tomorrow. This week sees the release of Justice Society: World War II, the first animated feature film to focus on the Justice Society of America and the first appearance of Barry Allen’s version of The Flash in the new animated continuity, which was rebooted following the events of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War last year. The Flash, played by Matthew Bomer, is thrown back in time, joining the Justice Society of the 1940s, which includes Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Hawkman, and the Jay Garrick version of The Flash, whom Barry grew up reading about in comic books before discovering that there was a real person behind the mask.
Wonder Woman is voiced by Stana Katic, who also appears in Castle and Superman: Unbound (ironically, Bomer played Superman to Katic’s Lois Lane in Unbound). The Amazonian aspects of her backstory, as well as her relationship with mortal man Steve Trevor, are central elements of her character, as they have been in many of the character’s recent other-media appearances.
As an actor, you never want to plan ahead of time; you still want to be in the moment. I think the characters have a good chemistry — at first, it’s friend or foe, and then Matt’s character is a fish out of water — and I think Wonder Woman is an extra burden before he proves himself and supports the party. But I believe it was simply a matter of concentrating on what that particular story needed rather than playing ahead of it for me.