While many critics and fans thought “Batman v Superman” had problems, they generally agreed that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman wasn’t one of them. So much so that people were suddenly looking forward to her solo movie. Over the weekend, Warner Bros debuted our very first look at footage from “Wonder Woman” at the San Diego Comic Con, and the reception was very positive.
It’s not hard to see why. Director Patty Jenkins (“Monster”) appears to have nailed it. The action looks pretty solid, with the titular superheroine really coming off like a badass in battle. Some of the CG is still a little wonky (obvious face replacement) but that will definitely be cleaned up as there is still a whole year to go til the film’s release. As for Gadot’s performance, the jury’s still out. While she does exude a regal vibe, there is an inherent toughness to Amazonian warriors that is yet to be seen in Gadot. I think she’ll do just fine though. Also, loving the World War I setting. This at the very least should be a beautiful-looking film.
Here’s the official summary: “Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter films, The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I) and Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead).
Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film is being produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven serving as executive producers.
Following the Wonder Woman movie, Gadot’s next film as Diana Prince will be Justice League, which is already well into production. She will star alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Jason Momoa in the Zack Snyder-directed film.
Wonder Woman is set to open in theaters on June 2, 2017.”