The big three of DC Comics —Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman — aren’t really a part of the Arrowverse, which mostly focuses on the publisher’s second tier of heroes. Sure, Superman’s part of Supergirl, and there have been an increasing number of Bruce Wayne Easter eggs, but Wonder Woman has been almost totally MIA. That is, until Tuesday night’s Legends of Tomorrow, which basically confirmed that she exists in the Arrowverse.
The main plot of the episode, “Helen Hunt,” took the team to Hollywood in the 1930s, where two studios were embroiled in a heated conflict over an actress. Except, it turns out the actress isn’t from the ‘30s — she’s from Greek history and myth. Helen of Troy, the woman whose beauty sparked the Trojan War as men fought over her, was again the object of unwanted, overzealous male attention.
The Legends needed to fix the anomaly and send Helen back to her rightful time, but she did not want to go back to Troy, or anywhere that she would once again be fought over by a bunch of angry dudes. Zari, the newest passenger on the Waverider, knew of a place in the DC Universe where there aren’t any men, just warrior women.
That’s right, it’s Themyscira. Wonder Woman fans will recognize the island as the home of the Amazons. It’s not explicitly confirmation that Diana exists in the Arrowverse, but it’s the first we’ve seen of her homeland, and it makes sense that she would be there. Or at least, that she will be there, since it’s 1253 B.C.
In any case, it’s probably the most overt Wonder Woman Easter egg the Arrowverse has had so far. In Season 2 of The Flash, Diana Prince’s name appeared on a list of contacts on the Earth-2 version of Barry and Iris’s phone, and Lynda Carter, the actress who originally played Wonder Woman, guest starred as the president on Supergirl and make a joke about her invisible jet.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern on The CW.
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