The writer of the reborn Wonder Woman comics has revealed that the character is gay.
Greg Rucka tells Comicosity that because Wonder Woman comes from the fictional all-female island nation of Themyscira, she "has been in love and had relationships with other women."
Ruck told Comicosity:
And when you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, "How can they not all be in same sex relationships?" Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise.
It's supposed to be paradise. You're supposed to be able to live happily. You're supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women.
But an Amazon doesn't look at another Amazon and say, "You're gay." They don't. The concept doesn't exist.
Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.
Rucka isn't ruling out the potential for a romantic relationship with Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman's love interest in previous incarnations of the character.
Wonder Woman returned to the big screen this year in Batman v. Superman. A standalone film starring Gal Gadot is set to hit theaters in June of next year.