2017 is going to be a big year for the comic book movie genre, with the arrival of the highly anticipated DC Comics film, Wonder Woman, as Gal Gadot reprises her role as Diana Prince from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For her solo film, we are going to back in time to learn about how Diana discovered Man’s World and became one of the world’s greatest heroes.
Heroic Hollywood was fortunate enough to participate in an amazing edit bay visit last week in London, where we got to meet the film’s director, Patty Jenkins. She is currently working with her team on putting the final touches on the movie and showed us a few pieces of footage. Before we go on to discuss what we learned from our visit, be aware of potential spoilers – you have officially been warned!
Meet Sir Patrick Morgan
One of the characters we know next to nothing about is played by David Thewlis, but during a story presentation, we found out some new details about his role, including his name, Sir Patrick Morgan. When we meet him in the film, Morgan is at the War Council’s assembly hall, where he is speaking of peace and advocating for an armistice. But for some reason, his voice — as described in the story presentation — is barely “audible” over the sound of the other men that are present there and disagreeing with him. Sir Patrick Morgan is present when Steve tries to get the support from the Allied Forces to commence an investigation about a mysterious gas attack that he has learned about. The Allied Forces doesn’t give their support, as they think it’s a risk now that they are getting so close to signing this armistice. Morgan does show them support, but that doesn’t change the decision of the Allied Forces.
Meet Doctor Maru
Elena Anaya is playing the villainous scientist, Doctor Maru, who in the comic books is better known as Doctor Poison. We learn that she is working together with Danny Huston’s character, General Erich Ludendorff. They have together developed a powerful weapon of mass destruction in the form of a poisonous deadly gas that they are planning to drop all over the frontlines. In one of the clips that we got to watch, we see Maru and the General interact as she gives him a new serum that she believes will restore his strength.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.