When watching a comic book adapted into a movie which sees super heros soaring through the air and taking on hundreds of enemies at a time, the thought of how realistic the film is does not often cross viewers' minds.
In Wonder Woman, however, elements of real world history are brought to the big screen with the titular heroine's origin story. She trots through World War I, squashing evil forces along the way, meaning some characters are based on evil men and women from the real world.
For director Patty Jenkins, playing around with true world history was a treat in Wonder Woman.
"It was prety incredible because all of the events are very close to what really happened," Jenkins said. "What she ends up being involved in in the story are all kind of the way things really happened. So, it's an alternate version but not by much. It was cool and also incredible to find real evil in our world, the source of real evil which of course, as always, is just an ordinary man with an oridnary belief system that makes sense to him. To make that our great villain was such a wonderful journey."
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).
The DCEU continues with 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.