Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman brought a much needed sense of fun to the murky ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ (that smirk!) so it would be natural to assume that her solo movie might be a beam of sunshine breaking through the dark clouds of grim superhero movies. But maybe not.
Gadot herself said:
“It’s very interesting. It has moments of humour, but it’s pretty dark.”
So what else can fans expect from the recently wrapped superhero epic? Here’s a hint: if you’re sick of superhero origins, sorrrrrrrryyyyyyy.
“In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from. In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman. We all saw before the beautiful coming of age of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman. We don’t know anything about Wonder Woman.”
This is true. Unless you are a comic reader, Wonder Woman’s origin is rarely depicted. That’s probably because it’s bat sh*t crazy. Her mother Hippolyta molded her out of clay and the tiny clay baby was brought to life by the goddesses of Mount Olympus.
It’s not surprising that this part is pretty much never brought up in other media.
However, the rest has been adapted, although not in many years. When the rest of the world is plunged into warfare, a champion must be selected from the Amazons. Against her mother’s wishes, Diana enters the contest to determine which Amazon would go forth into Patriarch’s World as Wonder Woman and wins.
“We go back 100 years to when she’s more naïve. She’s this young idealist. She’s pure. Very different to the experienced, super-confident, grown-up woman you’ve seen.”
‘Wonder Woman’ takes place in multiple time periods, including World War I when Diana first comes into Patriarch’s World, which was teased in ‘Batman V Superman’. So we may be getting a few different versions of Wonder Woman in this film.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Wonder Woman’s beginnings depicted on the big screen? What else would you like to see in this movie?
‘Wonder Woman’ directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis will be released on June 23, 2017.
Source: Digital Spy
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