DC fans have a lot to celebrate this week. Not only is Wonder Woman finally being released in theaters, but it is also the first DC Extended Universe film to be Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Critics and fans who have had the opportunity to see the film before its official release have been raving about the film’s action sequences. In particular, there is a sequence in the film that introduces Diana (Gal Gadot) as she finally makes her grand entrance as the Wonder Woman we all know and love.
In an interview with Fandango, director Patty Jenkins discussed that this pivotal scene was almost cut from the film:
It’s my favorite scene in the movie and it’s the most important scene in the movie. It’s also the scene that made the least sense to other people going in, which is why it’s a wonderful victory for me.
Jenkins also discussed the significance that this scene has for Diana’s heroic transition:
I think that in superhero movies, they fight other people, they fight villains. So when I started to really hunker in on the significance of No Man’s Land, there were a couple people who were deeply confused, wondering, like, “Well, what is she going to do? How many bullets can she fight?” And I kept saying, “It’s not about that. This is a different scene than that. This is a scene about her becoming Wonder Woman.”
Folks, we are almost there. In a matter of hours, audiences around the world will finally see Wonder Woman in her first cinematic solo outing. The wait is almost over, and it surely looks to be worth it.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.