In an interview with Comicosity, Greg Rucka, the writer behind the Wonder Woman comics reboot, said that he believes Wonder Woman “has been in love and had relationships with other women.”

“It's supposed to be paradise,” Rucka said of Wonder Woman's fictional all-female island nation of Themyscira. “You're supposed to be able … 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 [illustrator Nicola Scott] and I approached it, the answer is obviously yes,” he added.

Rucka also described how Wonder Woman's queerness impacted her relationship with Steve Trevor, her love interest in previous incarnations of the character.

“When we talk about agency of characters in 2016, Diana deciding to leave her home forever – which is what she believes she’s doing – if she does that because she’s fallen for a guy, I believe that diminishes her heroism,” Rucka said. “She doesn’t leave because of Steve. She leaves because she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this thing. And she has resolved it must be her to make this sacrifice.”

Wonder Woman appeared in this year's Batman v. Superman and a standalone film is in the works.