Saturday Night Live is wrapping up its 42nd Season with four historic episodes, the first of which aired last night. These broadcasts mark the first time the show has been aired on the West Coast as it happens.
While the show does normally air live in the Eastern and Central timezones, they’re usually on a taped delay for the Pacific and Mountain periods.
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as the titular character as she ventures from her home of Themyscira alongside Trevor, who accidentally crash lands on the island paradise, to stop the mythical god Ares from terrorizing humanity while the Great War rages on.
Trevor aids Diana Prince in her journey to defeat the God of War and the trailer seems to indicate it will reverse a lot of “damsel in distress” tropes that have dominated action films for over 40 years.
Though Pine has appeared on the show before to promote the new Star Trek series, this will mark the first time that the actor has hosted the show. The fact that it’ll be live across the country might add onto the pressure he could be facing, but we’re pretty excited to see his comedy chops in real time.
He’ll be followed by Melissa McCarthy on May 13 and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who will host the season finale on May 20.
Hopefully we’ll get Wonder Woman and Star Trek sketches—it’s always fun to see the sketch comedy show skewer nerdy franchises.
Wonder Woman will be in theaters June 2.
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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.