After the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there were a lot of differing opinions on the DC Extended Universe’s kick-off film, but almost everyone agreed on one thing: Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is awesome. There hasn’t been a huge shift in perception since BvS, so with a Wonder Woman solo film just around the corner, many are hoping it will be the first of the newest batch of DC movies to garner broader critical acclaim and, hopefully, earn a dollar or two at the box office.
If the first two trailers are any indication, Wonder Woman already has the positive buzz, even if it isn’t a drastic change from the visual aesthetic of the rest of the universe. With so much focus on the future on the franchise and Zack Snyder’s Justice League set to hit the big-screen in November, this newest trailer for Wonder Woman could be a significant influence on the dialogue surrounding the DCEU for the next few months.
This newest trailer diverges from its predecessors the most in its reveal of more of more of Diana’s backstory on Themyscira and her training as an Amazonian warrior. What we’ve seen before has mostly been of her journey into the world of man and the “Great War”, but this starts way further back, starting out with Diana as a child. It’s not clear if this is in flashback or if the movie will unfold chronologically, but it’s exciting to know the story will be a complete origins story, even teasing the “truth about what she is,” although previous trailers have already revealed that she was “brought to life by Zeus.”
There’s still no reveal of any major villain, only Dr. Poison and General Erich Ludendorff as seen in earlier trailers, despite the presence of Ares, the God of War, all but confirmed. Even so, Wonder Woman might be taking a different approach to its villain, and it’s exciting to see the marking keeping that side of the story mostly spoiler-free so far.
Overall, the trailer looks great and should help maintain excitement for the movie and Gal Gadot’s second appearance as Wonder Woman. If marketing continues to look this promising, Wonder Woman could finally be the movie audience and critics have both been looking for.
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Source: Warner Bros. Pictures