– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Next year looks to be a big year for moviegoers. With the release of WONDER WOMAN, we’ll be getting our first female-led superhero film since…ELEKTRA? While we’ve seen the origins of Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man more times than we can count, we have never had the opportunity to see Wonder Woman’s origin on the big screen.

“In BATMAN v SUPERMAN, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from,” actress Gal Gadot said in an interview with Digital Spy. “In WONDER WOMAN, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman.”

“We go back 100 years to when she’s more naïve,

She’s this young idealist. She’s pure. Very different to the experienced, super-confident, grown-up woman you’ve seen.”

That all sounds well and good, but what of the tone of the film?

By now, most moviegoers get the drill. Marvel films tend to be fun, while DC films tend to be dark and grounded. This is something that was very evident in BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, a film many found to be “joyless.” While rumor has it that WB hopes to remedy this with reshoots of SUICIDE SQUAD, those rumors have yet to be confirmed. So what will the tone be like in WONDER WOMAN?

“It’s very interesting. It has moments of humor, but it’s pretty dark.”

What do you think of Gadot’s claim that the film is dark? Do you think WB will proceed as planned, or do you think they’ll go back and reshoot some scenes to add more levity? Though it should be noted that WB recently pushed the film up a few weeks, so no matter what the tone is, it appears that WB has confidence in what they’ve seen so far.

WONDER WOMAN hits U.S. theaters on June 2, 2017.

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SOURCE: Digital Spy

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.