In a market dominated with male superheroes, DC is the first to release a solo female superhero film in the current world of cinematic universes. Wonder Woman made her first cinematic appearance in last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Despite her introduction in BvS being met with positive reception, many are making the assumption that men won’t show up for her solo outing. Despite the naysayers, DC and the crew of Wonder Woman are willing to take that risk by proving them wrong.
During a visit to the set, Gal Gadot, who plays the titular character revealed to ComicBook.com how she would pitch the movie to boys.
“This is a truly universal story, it’s such a universal story. It’s a beautiful story about a beautiful soul trying to save the world and doing battle and she doesn’t know much about what she’s getting into. She’s very naïve, but the love of her life is educating her and showing her, in a very sophisticated way, he shows her the reality that she got into. It’s just a beautiful love story about a girl who’s growing up.”
From what we saw in the most recent trailer, it appears that Wonder Woman is going for a coming-of-age story; one that reflects the character’s growth from reluctant child to a fearless warrior. It’s an interesting angle that should definitely appeal to everyone.
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, Lucy Davis, Connie Nelson, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, and David Thewlis.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 9, 2017.