Last year, Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, finally made her debut on the big screen debut in Batman V Superman. She was one of the bright spots in a film that filled with so many problems. She started off showing off her charm as Diana Prince and then her warrior side as Wonder Woman in the final battle with Doomsday. In this scene she really stole the show as she fearlessly went after Doomsday with a great soundtrack provided by Hans Zimmer and JUnkie XL eclipsing both Batman and Superman. Now Diana Prince is ready to make her solo on screen debut in a little over a month, in the self-titled film Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins. Some of the moments that I will be discussing ahead are all from the trailers, but I will still go ahead and give you a SPOLIER WARNING just in case.
Wonder Woman has been around for decades. She first appeared in comics in All Star Comics #8 in December of 1941 and since then can be found in both comics and in American pop culture to this day. She has always had her place in the Justice League and is part of what DC Comics calls “The Trinity” which include the icons Batman and Superman. But she is she had never had a live action feature film in her 76 years of existence, unlike the countless Batman and Superman films through out the years, although in the 70’s she had a television show starring Lynda Carter. So there is no doubt that there is a lot of pressure for director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot to get this film right.
They will attempt to captivate audiences with Diana Prince’s origin story in a war torn Europe in 1918. Showing how she goes from her secluded island home of Themyscira to England or as she calls it “Man’s Land” and is pushed towards her destiny of becoming the hero we all know and love. She makes the journey as she believes that Aries, the God of War, is behind a plan by the Germans to release a chemical super weapon that has the potential to kill millions of people.
As she travels with Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, the intense battlefield forces her into her iconic suit as Wonder Woman. A moment that Jenkins has often said will equate to Superman ripping apart his clothes to unveil his iconic “S”. Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive look at concept art in which Diana reveals herself as Wonder Woman. Gal Gagot commented on that moment, â€œItâ€™s a very powerful moment,â€ Gadot says. â€œWe have a character committing to her true self, doing what she believes needs to be done.â€ Geoff Johns, executive producer and chief creative officer for DC Entertainment, also went on to comment that â€œ[This scene] reminds me of when Superman caught Lois and caught the helicopter [in the 1978 movie],â€ he says. â€œBut this one is even more visceral.â€
We’ve seen Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Iron Man and other heroes countless times on the big screen, some more successful than others. I really hope that Wonder Woman, being the icon that she is, can help the DCEU break finally break through with a great film. I have a lot of faith in Patty Jenkins, but then again I had the same faith in David Ayer the director of Suicide Squad. It’s going to be moments like her reveal that need to really strike with audiences, so I cannot wait to see the film and either be dazzled or be disappointed in Warner Bros. Pictures same old issues that have have had in the DCEU. What are your worries about the film? What do you hope to see?
Wonder Woman opens on June 2nd, 2017
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Souce: Entertainment Weekly