Next weekend, fans of Wonder Woman will get to see the iconic DC heroine charge into theaters after a long wait. The superhero will return to the big screen following Batman v Superman in her first live-action standalone to date. Played by Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman will head back in time as her feature film tells audiences just how Diana of Themyscira became a world-renowned hero. And, now, Gadot is detailing just how the movie will lead into her role in Justice League later this year.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, the Wonder Woman star spoke with the site about her character’s on-going story arc. It was there that Gadot admitted she’s been flip-flopping with Wonder Woman’s timeline, and each era teaches fans something new about the hero.
“When I just started, the first time I played Wonder Woman, was on Batman v Superman, and it was current day, so I got to play the 'end result' of who Wonder Woman is,” Gadot said. “And I was very curious to understand and really go through who she is and how she became Wonder Woman. And finally on Wonder Woman we had the chance to go and dig deep, and really establish this beautiful character.”
Continuing, Gadot said Wonder Woman makes her character more relatable - a fact which will become increasingly important when Justice League arrives.
“It was really important for Patty and me that this character will be relatable. And I think the fact that she's the most powerful warrior, but she can also be vulnerable; and she can be confident but confused; blunt, but curious,” Gadot explained.
“There's so many different qualities to her character that makes her not perfect and easier for us to relate. She's still Diana, but nowadays she's wiser and more educated about the complexities of life and the world and mankind. But she's always full of compassion and warmth and love for everyone.”
Fans will want to play close attention to how Wonder Woman evolves throughout her solo feature. When the character is first introduced, Diana will have a sense of naive wonder to her, but that will change as she grows older. By the time Wonder Woman enters the world of man, the heroine will discover just how idyllic her life has been so far, but her desire to better the world will push Diana to address the injustices she sees around her.
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Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins, from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg & Geoff Johns, story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters June 2, 2017.
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