With ‘Wonder Woman‘ being set during World War I, it begs the question on why that time period was picked and director Patty Jenkins has taken the time to share her reasoning behind it. That being said, it isn’t uncommon for films to go that route with both ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’ both being set in the past during wars. Princess Diana will be going the furthest back in the past if you don’t count the brief glimpse of Apocalypse in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ during the time of Pharoahs in ancient Egypt.
According to Jenkins:
“My approach was to focus on telling the story of mechanized war and how that would look to a god visiting our world for the first time. I wanted the audience to understand the horrors that a war on this scale makes possible and how shocking that would be to someone who comes with a strong sense of honor and justice. She doesn’t realize yet just how senselessly dark the world can be.”
While the original Diana was introduced during World War II in the comics and the television series, the first World War is one that doesn’t get as much attention as the second. I like the idea that this is being used as a way to shock a God for all intents and purposes as to what humanity could actually be capable of that the Amazons themselves haven’t done.
Bonus, we also have 2 new shots from the film below:
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‘Wonder Woman’ will lasso audiences into theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
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