The movie based on one of DC Comics most popular superheroes is less than a week away from premiering in theaters.
It was not a unique approach to the superhero dynamic—a plot that has been depicted countless times on the comic book page and on screen. And though the movie made a lot of money for Warner Bros., it left a lot to be desired for many fans and critics. Yet it wasn’t unlike most Marvel movies. But Wonder Woman aims to be different, according to director Patty Jenkins.
“The world needs all different kinds of superheroes, especially one like Wonder Woman. She teaches love and the belief in a better mankind,” Jenkins said to Vanity Fair. “That’s the interesting thing. Her versus the other superheroes, she chose to fight for peace. She chose to spend her life to help others, and that’s empowering. She’s the one who took control of her life.”
Jenkins previously directed Monster starring Charlize Theron in a role that earned the actor an Academy Award. Wonder Woman marks Jenkins’ first foray into big budget superhero films after the director dropped out of the production for Thor: The Dark World.
She’s previously gone on the record about how she’s lobbied to make Wonder Woman for years, and it seems like Jenkins has the vision necessary to make the character’s first feature film a success.
“She comes into this world and realizes that it’s hard and complicated and difficult, but worth it because she knows it’s her mission,” Jenkins said. “We are seeing this for the first time on the big screen in that way.”
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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).