It’s hard to believe that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was making her grand debut this time last year. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice introduced the battle-hardened Amazon Princess to audiences while paving the way for her to take centre screen in her own solo film – the first feature-length showcase the character has received since her conception in 1942. With Gadot herself having only appeared in a few projects of note, most prominent of which being the Fast & Furious franchise, many of DC’s fans were quick to speak out against her being cast as such an important and iconic character. However, it seems after her brief introduction in Batman v Superman many have now settled into the idea of seeing her in a solo outing.
Diana Prince/Wonder Woman of Themyscira, a remote paradise island in the Aegean, made her first appearance in All Star Comics #8 ( December 1941). Having been brought into being by Zeus, Diana trained alongside her fellow Amazons to become the strongest, most courageous fighter on Earth, and ventured out into the world in order to save mankind from the greatest of evils.
Having received a stunning new poster earlier this week, Wonder Woman has now had a second full-length trailer released, marking the final build up to the film’s theatrical debut in May. The trailer, titled “Origin”, focuses in on Diana’s upbringing and training on Themyscira, and the customs of her people.
Official Synopsis and Trailer:
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.
While her scenes in Batman v Superman made it clear that we’ve “never known” a woman like her, the character’s solo film will explore exactly why that is, by showing us her first heroic outing into the world of men. At this point, it’s clear that DC is keen on both borrowing ideas from the comics, but also interweaving some of their own new takes on the characters for the films as well. No doubt here, Wonder Woman will be approached much the same way.
Wonder Woman makes its way into cinemas June 2nd.