Wonder Woman has been received with record breaking box office success and audience enthusiasm, with many praising the films optimistic and hopeful tone as a positive departure from previous entries in the DC Extended Universe. However, while many may consider the tonal differences between Wonder Woman and the previous DCEU films to be a change in course for the better, it appears the contrast between the Amazonian warrior and her DC Comics counterparts was intended from the beginning. In an interview for the book Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of The Film, director ZAck Snyder discussed how Wonder Woman’s inherent desire to good had been established from the beginning.
Snyder explained how Wonder Woman’s motivations for being a hero are based on her ideals rather than personal tragedies:
“She offers a unique opportunity to speak to what it is to be a strong, powerful, independent woman. It’s a glance that is necessary in the world, as well as the way that we represent heroes onscreen. Having that equal representation of male and female energy is really important to me. I love that there’s a purity to Wonder Woman. She doesn’t have the broken past, she’s not seeking revenge on people that wronged her. She can just be a hero.”
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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.
Source: Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of The Film (via Screen Rant)