After making an unforgettable first impression in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman is all set to conquer the box office next month with her first solo feature film. And although its review embargo doesn't lift until Tuesday morning, initial reactions indicate that Wonder Woman will be the best-reviewed film in Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe -- reversing its downward trend.
Interestingly enough, as much its star has admired Wonder Woman, especially because she doesn't hide her intelligence or her emotions, Gal Gadot idolized the other two members of the comic book Trinity when she was a kid. “Growing up, I had Superman and Batman to look up to,” the 32-year-old actress told Variety at Thursday's Hollywood premiere. “All the boys and all the girls, that’s what we had.”
She added: “I think that it’s so important that we have also strong female figures to look up to, and Wonder Woman is an amazing one. It’s great that after 75…years that this character had been around, finally she gets her own movie.”
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 Gal 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.
The film will be released on June 2, 2017.