Crisis Averted: Wonder Woman's New Origin Not True | One of Us

Crisis Averted: Wonder Woman’s New Origin Not True

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Sometimes you read an article so ridiculous that it makes you wonder if you are on drugs, and if not give you the feeling that you should be. That is was the thought kicking around the old brainpan when I heard the latest rumor about Wonder Woman debut in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie. The rumor was that Wonder Woman’s Amazonian people would not be related to ancient Greek deities and they would instead be decedents of ancient Kryptonians. What a terrible idea, right?!

Calm the nerd rage, true believers. Thankfully this rumor proved to be complete bunk as the originator of the “rumor,” one Jett on the website recently explained:

“This isn’t a rumor, nor is it inside info. It’s nothing more than me guessing how Goyer and Snyder might characterize Wonder Woman and the origin of the Amazons. Carry on.”

The internet is a wild place and sometimes an off-hand comment or fan theory blows up as news. Articles and reactions to this “news” are strewn across social media from one side of the internet to the other.  Even I, your intrepid reporter found myself initially launching into a fit to defend Wonder Woman before I had all my facts straight. It was a long, passionate, and well written article I was writing, and it brought me the greatest joy to delete every last word of it.

We here at One Of Us pride ourselves on trying to give you the most accurate up to date information on the web and we are proud to be doing our part to dispel this rumor.

So what do you think about this “rumor” being reported as news? What can we do to to avoid situations like this? Can we avoid situations like this?  Have you ever started a rumor either intentionally or not that grew out of control? Let us know the answers to all these question in the comments below!


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Nine months before John was born his parents had sex. Born and raised in the cultural bubble that is the far Upper-Midwest, geek culture was John’s outlet to the outside world. John’s love of imagination and storytelling led him to passionately embrace the worlds of comics, TV, and film. It is a source of constant joy in John’s life that he wakes up every day with new avenues of geekdom to explore. In his brief stint on the planet, John has been everything from a dishwasher to a soldier serving a single tour in Iraq. John graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BA in English and currently resides in Grand Forks, ND, where he does stuff (and also things).