How Old Is Wonder Woman? Diana Prince’s Age in ‘1984’ and ‘Justice League’ Is Murky

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has had its share of hits and misses. One character who’s gotten consistently good reviews is Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince. Portrayed by Gal Gadot, she’s made multiple appearances at this point in the franchise. While one of her films was a big hit (Wonder Woman) and another not so much (Wonder Woman 1984), she plays a critical part in the DCEU. But just how old is the character herself? Let’s take a closer look at Wonder Woman, how she figures into the DCEU, and how old she is in those films. 

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Who is Diana Prince/Wonder Woman? 

The character is known as Diana of Themyscira. She’s descended from gods and the god Zeus. She grew up with the Amazons and her mother, Hippolyta, though she knew she was exceptional. She was barred from competing with the others as she was too strong. Eventually, a World War I fighter pilot named Steve Trevor crash lands on her island, and she rescues him. 

Diana follows Steve back to the front lines of World War I, where she helps him as she attempts to hunt down Ares, the God of War. Steve sacrifices himself to save the world, breaking Diana’s heart but also galvanizing her to defeat Ares. Years later, when the megalomaniacal Maxwell Lord gives pretty much anyone the ability to have anything they want, she brings Steve back to life. Diana sacrifices him yet again and overcomes Lord, averting disaster. 

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Diana’s name in the world of man is Diana Prince, and she’s also known as Wonder Woman. She also interacts with many of DC’s other heroes throughout the series in some of DC’s ensemble films. 

What is Wonder Woman’s role in the DCEU? 

Diana appears in two team-up movies: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. In Batman Vs. Superman, she helps Batman and Superman unite as they fight the evil Doomsday. She watches as Superman sacrifices himself to defeat the monster.

Later, in Justice League, she joins the heroes Aquaman, Cyborg, the Flash, and Batman to try to defeat the alien Steppenwolf as he attempts to take over Earth. The team is able to bring Superman back from the dead and overpower the alien beast.

Wonder Woman is shown to be one of the strongest superheroes in the DCEU, behind only Superman in terms of her power. She’s also notable in that she’s the only woman member of the Justice League, leading the first-ever female-headlined superhero film. 

How old is Wonder Woman in the DCEU? 

Wonder Woman seems to be an ageless character. She appears to be a young woman during the World War I era and is told that she doesn’t appear to have aged a day by 1984. So how old is she in the DCEU films, exactly? 

To answer that question, a good person to ask would be Patty Jenkins. The DCEU has many talented filmmakers behind each of its films, but the director of both solo Wonder Woman movies is Jenkins. Cinema Blend reported that Jenkins had an answer when asked how old Wonder Woman is during the events of her first film: 

“Well, I think she’s thousands of years old. Really, I think she’s a child but she’s probably 800 [years old].” 

Doing the math, that would make her around 900 when she, Batman, and Superman square off against Doomsday.

Of course, Gadot had a different answer, stating she thought Wonder Woman was around 3,000 years old in Wonder Woman 1984.

In the recently released Snyder’s cut of Justice League, a passing scene between Flash and Cyborg has Cyborg saying Wonder Woman is 5,000 years old. The film is set three decades or so after Wonder Woman 1984.

Since Jenkins is the primary creative force behind these movies, it makes sense to defer to her call on how old Diana really is.