This Summer’s blockbuster release of ‘Wonder Woman‘ practically single-handedly saved 2017 at the box office (at least until ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ rolls into theaters a few weeks before the year’s end). The film garnered high praise from critics, and deservedly so: it’s got action, drama, and humor all in the right places, along with strong characters and a fairly solid plot (as far as superhero films go).
Beyond this, of course, it has the distinction of being the first major studio release to focus on a female superhero as its “standalone” main character. DC and the film’s creative team hopes that ‘Wonder Woman’ resonates with female and male fans alike; the film garnered a PG-13 rating, mostly for depictions of violence – the film does take place in the midst of World War I, after all. A good amount of its humor landed in the realm of flipping conventional societal norms on what and how men and women are “supposed” to do and act – but make no mistake, the cast definitely had plenty of comedic chops to go along with their action training.
One of the comedic high points of the cast was the sorely-underutilized Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, assistant du jour to Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. While American audiences may not immediately recognize Davis (do you remember seeing her as part of the ensemble in ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ eh?), she’s been killing it on the British screens for years, most notably as secretary Dawn Tinsley in the original British version of the TV show ‘The Office.’ in advance of the physical home-video release of ‘Wonder Woman,’ Warner Brothers and DC have shared with us a small scene of Etta Candy recounting Diana’s tale, as only she could. It gives us just a little more of the amazing character that we certainly all hope to see again on ‘Wonder Woman 2.’
Check out the video below!
Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a 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.
Raised in a sheltered island and trained to become a warrior, Amazon-Princess Diana Prince discovers the end-less war going on in the outside world. She embarks on a journey to end the war of all wars – whilst discovering her true power as well.
Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder.
Wonder. Power. Courage.
The future of justice begins with her.
‘Wonder Woman’ is out on Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow, September 19th, and is now available digitally.