Wonder Woman's long awaited solo theatrical debut is coming soon, and to celebrate the character and her anticipated jump to the big screen the studio is bringing back a popular entry from their animated archives.
That entry is the 2009 animated Wonder Woman film, which was directed by Lauren Montgomery and starred Keri Russell as Diana. It also featured names like Nathan Fillion ((Steve Trevor), Alfred Molina (Ares), Rosario Dawson (Artemis), and Oliver Platt (Hades). The film was well received at the time, and is a wonderful companion piece to the Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot starring feature film. Sure this version is a more classic take on the character, but it perfectly encompassed everything people love about Wonder Woman.
"The Wonder Woman animated film stands as one of the most beloved, complete, original stories in the decade-long history of DC Universe Original Movies," said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to honor this iconic character with a Commemorative Edition."
You can view the film's synopsis and cover image below.
On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a princess of untold beauty, grace and strength – Diana. When U.S. fighter pilot Steve Trevor crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the God of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge by starting a World War that will last for centuries and wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons. It is up to Diana to save her people and the world – by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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 is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017, while the Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 2, 2017.