Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con will be eligible to pick up a special issue of Entertainment Weekly. Their Comic-Con Extra edition, featuring Wonder Woman herself on the cover. Wonder Woman actress, Gal Gadot, spoke to EW about how excited and nervous she was to take on the role and join the DCEU. She spoke about the importance of taking on such a powerful female icon within comic book history.
“We knew we wanted to tell a story that would inspire people: women, men, boys, and girls. And we didn’t want to just show a generic story of a superhero coming of age. We wanted her to be full and whole.”
Gadot also compared Wonder Woman to the many heroes who have appeared on screen before her, particularly in recent memory.
“This is the first time we are telling this story, and I feel like for so many boys, they have great role models to work with. They have Superman and Batman and Spider-man and the list goes on and on. And they are strong and almighty, and they are positive and active and proactive.”
Check out the EW cover below:
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.
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg.
Wonder Woman will be released in theaters June 2, 2017.