Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) is using her impenetrable Bracelets of Submission and physical fighting prowess to protect Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) in the first official clip from Wonder Woman. With the first solo movie for iconic DC Amazon Warrior Princess less than a month away, fans should start to expect more and more extended looks at the highly-anticipated film. Of course, fans have been given glimpses of action from director Patty Jenkins’ superhero film through trailers, but nothing extensive enough to get a full sense of what any scene is about.
Warner Bros. dropped the first Wonder Woman clip on Friday, which fleshes one of the brief moments fans have seen before in the trailers. It’s Jenkins’ homage (among others) to the scene in director Richard Donner’s Superman, where Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) protects Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) from a street mugger during an alleyway mugging; where the thug fires his handgun at Lois and Clark, and Clark intercepts the bullet with his hand. Clark, of course, feigns fainting in the scene in an effort to deflect attention away from his extraordinary feat.
Jenkins takes the scenario quite a bit further. In the new 45-second clip, Diana and Steve are encountered by thugs in an alley, a la Lois and Clark. Unlike Clark, Diana isn’t afraid to expose her true identity as she deflects with her bracelets not only one, but several bullets by a group of bad guys, and proceeds to lay a smackdown on the shooters one-by-one. It’s only when the last thug runs out of bullets when Steve levels him with a knockout blow and says to Diana, “Is there anything else you want to show me?”
Even though the set-up to the clip will be familiar to anybody who has caught the previous trailers, watching the scene play out in its full glory is very entertaining. The kick-butt Wonder Woman scene is yet another reason to get excited for the first of two DCEU films this year (the first reaction to the Wonder Woman film is overwhelmingly positive), with Justice League is coming in November.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures