With the Wonder Woman solo film set to debut next month, some fans are wondering if the Gal Gadot-led film will do justice to the previous interpretations of the character. In particular, the 1970s Wonder Woman television series, which starred Lynda Carter in the title role and became a beloved cult classic.
And according to the film's director, Patty Jenkins, the newest adaptation - and the character's first big-screen solo adventure - will carry the essence of that fan-favorite series.
"I feel like we're homaging it in a big, spiritual way." Jenkins explained in an interview with Sci-Fi Now. "It's partly what inspired me and started my love affair with Wonder Woman. And so, more than anything, I think we're homaging the spirit of that Wonder Woman. That spirit was very true to the original spirit, and I think her optimism and positivity and warmth came from that show in a clear way."
As far as whether or not the new film will feature direct Easter eggs to the 70s series, Jenkins said to keep your eyes peeled.
"There are little moments in the film where we got to do really subtle homages." Jenkins revealed. "I'll be curious to see if people get them because they are very subtle!"
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 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 DCEU continues when Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.