Refn compared his take on Wonder Woman to Christopher Nolan's Batman revamp, saying: "You need a great, extravagant, marketable action film - and everything that comes with it. But I think that when Christopher Nolan did the Batman movies, I think he very cleverly went back to the source material and took themes that had maybe not been exercised."
The director disclosed that his main objective would be to create a formidable villain for the movie, as Wonder Woman doesn't "have a Joker or those classic Batman guys".
He explained: "That's when it gets interesting, because you have to create a great countervillain to her. They tried in Catwoman - with not particularly good results. The trick with Wonder Woman is to find that antagonist who worked so well in the Batman concept - his villains are equally if not more exciting than Batman himself.
"Here, it's basically coming up with who would be a great counterpart to Wonder Woman. Is it her mother who's the real enemy? Something that’s biblical in a sense."