Warner Bros. has released a new Chinese trailer and poster for Wonder Woman today. The upcoming DC Comics film is one of the most anticipated films of the summer, and it marks the first female-led superhero film in years (and the first in either the DC Extended Universe or Marvel Cinematic Universe). After screening the movie for critics last week, spoiler-free early reactions seem to indicate that the studio may finally have a non-divisive DCEU entry on their hands.
Gal Gadot debuted as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice last year, but before she joins the rest of the world’s finest heroes in Snyder’s Justice League later this year, she will be returning to World War I to give audiences her origin story, albeit one that deviates from the character’s established comic book history. We see some of that origin story unfold in the latest international trailer.
Warner Bros. has released a new, English-language Chinese trailer (above) for Wonder Woman today. The trailer is virtually the same as all the other ones that have been released thus far. However, there are a few snippets of new footage, but they seem to be continuations of previous scenes already shown. In addition to the new trailer, the studio also released a rather unique new poster for the film (below). It’s drawn in anime style, and it features two shots of Wonder Woman — one of which mimics the previous “Wonder” posters — as well as Steve Trevor and Queen Hippolyta.
So far, only two of the three movies in the DC Extended Universe — Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice — have released in China, arguably the largest and fastest-growing market for movies in the world. David Ayer’s Suicide Squad notably did not release in China last year, which undoubtedly hampered its overall take at the global box office — but the lack of a Chinese release didn’t slow it down everywhere else. Wonder Woman doesn’t look to be running into the same issues as Suicide Squad had with the China Film Group. After all, Gadot and Chris Pine even wished people a happy Chinese New Year back in January.
Advanced tickets for Wonder Woman went on sale last week, which coincided with an increase in the movie’s projected take at the box office for its opening weekend to a minimum of $75 million. As we get closer to the film’s release, though, that number is expected to rise. Even if the projections don’t increase, early reactions to the film seem to point to a win for Warner Bros’ dissonant shared universe – so much so that Snyder says there are already plans to develop a sequel. When that sequel will release is unclear, for the studio has no shortage of DC Comics movies in the pipeline.
Source: Warner Bros.