“Miss Prince! Miss Prince!” As bad as I thought ‘Batman V Superman’ was, that tiny exchange still gives me fanboy goosebumps! In 1985, ‘Wonder Woman’ the comic was relaunched and her alter ego as Diana Prince was negated. (It was determined she didn’t need a civilian ID.) But for those of us that grew up with the Lynda Carter version of the character, her Diana Prince persona was just as important as her red, gold and blue heroic guise.
Luckily, DC reinvents their characters periodically and it looks as if the upcoming ‘Wonder Woman’ solo movie will continue to build upon the “classic” Wonder Woman mythos.
As director Patty Jenkins said:
“I feel like we’re homaging [the TV show] in a big, spiritual way. 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 … There are little moments in the film where we got to do really subtle homages [read: Easter Eggs]. I’ll be curious to see if people get them because they are very subtle!”
In the comics, Princess Diana adopted her name from a woman whose husband was stationed overseas, to allow that Diana Prince to voyage overseas to be with her husband. In the new movie… it’s actually a little simpler than that.
Watch the new clip below:
‘Wonder Woman’ looks to be a MUCH lighter movie than ‘Batman V Superman’. This could do a lot to turn things around for Warner Brothers whose comic book movies haven’t been as embraced as Marvel’s or even 20th Century Fox’s.
What do you think? Are you excited for the first MAJOR female comic book movie?
‘Wonder Woman’ was directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Ewen Bremner, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Florence Kasumba, Doutzen Kroes, Eleanor Matsuura, Saïd Taghmaoui, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Samantha Jo and Eugene Brave Rock. The script was written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, based on a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder. It will be released on June 2, 2017.