Wonder Woman will finally arrive in theaters this week and audiences who were fortunate enough to have seen the film early are praising the film. In an interview with Comingsoon.net, stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine discussed a number of topics including what source material they looked to when developing their characters and how Diana has changed between the events depicted in Wonder Woman and the present day.
When asked what source material she turned to or avoided when researching the role, Gadot explained that she actually turned to director Patty Jenkins when developing her take on Wonder Woman.
“I didn’t avoid anything, but I also didn’t… there’s so much history and different versions for this character and I think that once Patty and I sat down together and we decided what we’re gonna focus on, which is her values and her qualities, and that’s all we did. That’s all I took with me.”
Chris Pine commented on the importance of presenting two heroes with altruistic motivations.
“That’s the hero’s journey, right? I think we always tell stories of people being selfless and going outside of this thing to try to find something bigger, whether it be values or ideals or goodness or whatever you’re fighting for.”
Gadot also explained how Diana has changed between the events of World War I and the present day.
“She’s more evolved in the current day, obviously. She knows more, she’s more experienced, and she understands the complexities of the world. […] In her core, she still has the same qualities. She’s full of compassion and love and warmth.
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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.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui.
Wonder Woman will be released in theaters on June 2, 2017.
10 Reasons To Be Optimistic About ‘Wonder Woman’
There’s a fair amount riding on Wonder Woman, DC’s summer blockbuster, for more reasons than just being the first major female superhero movie made. It follows up two divisive entries in the universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While successful, the performances of both at the box office and with critics merited re-evaluation by the filmmakers in the form of corporate restructuring and written mea culpas.
Despite these stumbles, there’s many reasons to be optimistic about Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot was well-received as Diana Prince in Batman v Superman, it’s set in the past, focusing on one character after two ensemble pictures, and both Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns add directorial and comic credibility, respectively. Plus, it’s no small thing that DC Films will beat Marvel Studios to the first female superhero movie, despite the latter having made over a dozen movies to former’s four. It’s important milestone for representation in pop culture.
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