Thursday's Los Angeles premiere of Wonder Woman brought fans and actors alike together to celebrate the film's release. This was thanks, in part, to increased security at the venue, according to Reuters.
The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood was outfitted with extra bag checks, bomb sniffer dogs, and an increased police presence. This is after the film's May 31st London premiere was previously cancelled, following the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left 22 dead.
Wonder Woman's cast and crew offered their condolences about the Manchester attack during the premiere's red carpet.
"All of our eyes on the UK right now," explained the film's director, Patty Jenkins, "and we're heartbroken. It's not the time to celebrate anything and I'm only happy that we really did make a movie about love and trying to be better people. That's the message that needs to be out in the world right now but it's not a time to celebrate anything else."
Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, echoed this sentiment.
"I think it was a good idea not to do the premiere in London." Gadot revealed. "As an Israeli, I can tell you we always say we need to celebrate life, and life is stronger than anything and now we're trying to celebrate life, right? So it's mixed feelings but the show must go on, I guess."
The film will be released on June 2, 2017.
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.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.