Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment are pinning a LOT of hope on “Wonder Woman”. Not only is it the first solo female superhero film, the character is herself a pioneer in the world of comicbooks. Add to that the divisive reception to the DC movies thus far, and you’ve got a lot riding on their next movie to deliver something that won’t only be loved by fans but critics as well.
I have a feeling they just might have a winner on their hands here. The footage we’ve seen so far has been solid, and today the studio released the second full trailer which gives us even more hope. Billed as an “origin” trailer, it provides glimpses into Diana’s formative years on the mystical island of Thermiscyra, her training and her guidance under the Amazons. The Wonder Woman theme kicks in on a moment that is slightly less impactful than it deserves, as it’s one hell of a theme, and the humour might be a forced response to the criticisms that DC movies are too dour, but overall I think this is a good sign that “Wonder Woman” is going to be a crucial step in righting the less than stellar public perception of the DCEU.
Here’s the official synopsis: “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 (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), 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). It premieres 2nd June.