Open on a beach on the island Themyscira. It is raining, lighting striking…we see a young woman, Hippolyta, sculpting something. As we close in, we see it is a baby. The woman steps back, looking to the sky…lightning strikes the clay form…she steps forward and starts to wipe away clay, revealing a little baby girl beneath the clay. The skies clear, the rain stops and the seas calm. The woman is smiling and crying, speaking a name (Diana) as the camera pulls in close to the baby’s face. We pull back to a girl of about five, face covered in clay as she makes a lopsided statue. Her mother (the woman from before) is relating the story of how the Amazons left behind the world of man, a world incapable of peace. We jump ahead to fifteen year old Diana sword fighting. Hippolyta is continuing the tale of the Amazons. The fight comes to an end, Hippolyta and Diana walk into a temple. There we can see a floating orb. As Hippolyta speaks, images of war and destruction. Diana stares. Hippolyta leaves and and young Diana reaches out and touches the orb. The images of war dispell in ripples. She sees peace protests, people sacrificing themselves for others, feeding children, etc.
We then would jump to the present. Steve Trevor is part of a meeting with Lex Luthor. Luthor is trying to convince them he has assembled the most advanced plane ever. Trevor is being enlisted to test fly it for the military. In this meeting is also General Swanwick from Man of Steel. Trevor is visibly unimpressed with Luthor. As he and Swanwick are walking away, he expresses distrust of Luthor and that working with him is a bad idea.
Of course, the test flight goes wrong, Trevor and the plane are lost. He crashes, of course, on Themyscira. He is discovered by Amazon warriors who bring him before Hippolyta. He is taken by Diana, who is standing in the back. She looks to be about 25. He responds respectfully to Hippolyta. She is unsure he can be trusted. Is he part of an invasion? After he is taken to a cell (unlike any prison he has seen, this is almost a hotel suite). Diana is more curious. She looks at the possessions taken from the plane…trying to figure out things like an iPad, cell phone, iPod… Trevor is only honest. He is not a neanderthal, instead treating his captors as hosts. Addressing them with titles. It is intriguing for both Hippolyta and Diana. Diana is sure Steve is proof that the Amazons do not need to be hidden from the world. Hippolyta is not as sure. But she decides she trusts Steve enough to send an ambassador, so to speak. Someone to look into the world. To see if the world of man has truly learned it’s lessons and is moving towards peaceful resolutions. After some debate, Hippolyta reluctantly allows Diana to be this ambassador, to return Steve to his world. Hippolyta gives Diana a gift. There is a formal Warrior attire (which would look something like this), bracelets a sword and a golden lasso.
At a few points, we would meet professor and archeologist, Barbara Minerva, who has passionately been trying to prove Amazons were real. She ends up in a seeming dead end. She finds the remains of a village in Greece. Oddly, the tribe seemed to be full of idols of Cheetahs. She takes the most ornate idol, and several scrolls. As she works to translate them, she discovers a ritual. She works out the incantation and the ritual…only to merge herself with a “cheetah demigod/spirit”.
Steve helps Diana find a way to fit in, helping conceal where she truly is from. In the meantime, she is forced to reveal herself as a person of a super-powered nature. She enjoys the adventure and saving people…she starts to show up in costume, saving people, stopping crimes. She is Christened the Wonder Woman. At the same time, there is something romantic growing between them.
After Wonder woman reveals herself, Professor Minerva desires the Bracelets and Golden Lasso. She starts to devise a plan. She attacks Wonder Woman to learn more about what she is up against. There is a penultimate fight between Wonder Woman and the Cheetah.
The film would end with Wonder Woman meeting with Hippolyta. While they agree mankind may not be ready for the Amazons, there is a value to Wonder Woman being present in the world of Man.
In the background is Aries. He is not prominent… maybe we learn who he really is in a post credit moment.
I threw this together over the course of half an hour. Of course, maybe folks will think this super rough treatment sucks. But the point is…it just is not that hard DC & WB.