One of the most fun elements of a movie like Justice League is that we get to see an odd variety of personalities interact with each other. From Batman to Wonder Woman and The Flash, no two members of the League are alike, which means every permutation offers a different type of dynamic. In the case of Batman and Wonder Woman, it now sounds like Justice League is going to start embracing their fan-favorite romance. Ben Affleck opened up about the joy of playing Batman opposite other personalities and said that he enjoys getting to:
Play the dynamics, the sexual tension with Wonder Woman, the regular old tension with Flash.
So it sounds like Batman and Wonder Woman are going to have a bit of a relationship that extends far beyond their mutual affinity for tights and justice. These two have sexual chemistry with one another, and Justice League will allow them to explore that idea even further. This is something that was teased as early as their dance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now it looks like it has taken one step forward towards becoming a reality.
That said, the Ben Affleck’s reference to sexual tension in his remarks to EW seems to imply a suggested romance, rather than anything concrete or confirmed. Saying “sexual tension,” instead of full-blown “romance” generally seems to indicate something more subtle — rather than a warm embrace and a passionate confession of love. Beyond that, it does not seem likely that Justice League would allow Diana to go all in on a new romance so soon after her love affair with Steve Trevor during the events of Wonder Woman. After all, she has had a century to move on from Steve, but we have not; the wounds remain quite fresh.
Of course, if you are a fan of classic DC animation, then there’s good chance that you already know about the precedent for Batman and Wonder Woman to have a certain amount of romantic and sexual tension.
Justice League will premiere in theaters next weekend on November 17. Make sure to get your tickets for the long-awaited blockbuster now, and check out our 2017 movie premiere guide and our 2018 movie premiere guide to keep yourself in-the-loop on everything set to debut over the next year. Beyond that, check out our handy Justice League guide to keep up with everything that we currently know about the film.