Since being cast as Wonder Woman in late 2014, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Gal Gadot has seen her career begin to skyrocket, appearing in an increasing number of films such as Triple 9, Criminal, and the soon-to-be-released Keeping Up With The Joneses. Of course, you may also remember her role as Gisele in the Fast & Furious series, making her big-screen debut in the franchise’s fourth installment in 2009. Landing the role of one of pop culture’s most iconic, strong female characters was a dream come true in many ways and Gadot looks to make the most of the experience.
Many fans were delighted with her performance in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman, believing that the Amazonian Princesses’ inclusion in the film was a worthwhile addition that provided a few more uplifting scenes to what was rather a dreary film. Gadot has done enough to give us the confidence that her first solo outing with the character will be an enjoyable one, and no doubt a poignant story in today’s world with feminism being a key global issue.
It came as no surprise that Warner Bros. would be showcasing Wonder Woman, and her fellow Amazonians, at San Diego Comic Con later this month, dropping new details about the movie, which up to now have been few and far between. It turns out that the script for the period-actioner was written by Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy) and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who began with a screen story from Heinberg and Snyder himself. There’s no question that Johns is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated people when it comes to things DC Comics, and we know this will shine through in the film.
An official synopsis has also been revealed for Wonder Woman, showing that the aim of the movie is to introduce the character, and her home, to audiences that are unlikely to know her origin as well as that of Batman or Superman:
’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Princess Diana’s powers were on show in the final act of Batman v Superman, but her solo film will surely give us a clearer understanding of her abilities, which may even differ slightly from the comics. We did get to see a few snippets of the film in DC’s presentation that aired on The CW in February, which you can watch here. From what we saw there, along with this new synopsis, Wonder Woman may turn out to be one of Warner Bros.’ strongest comic book movies yet.
The ‘American pilot’ refers to chris Pine’s Steve Trevor who will surely be playing a sidekick role in the film, a stark contrast to what has been the norm in movies for so long, with men usually taking the lead. We hope that Wonder Woman presents a real turning point for women in film.
Wonder Woman flies in to cinemas on June 2nd, 2017.