Response to Batman V Superman may have been divided but a few aspects of the film earned near-universal praise from fans. After the Batfleck “controversy” of 2013, some viewers were still skeptical going into Dawn of Justice. Thankfully, Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight was a standout – one that audiences are eager to see again. Additionally, in spite of all the debate about Gal Gadot taking on the role of Amazonian warrior Diana Prince, the former Fast & Furious series actress delivered as Wonder Woman – highlighting the character’s charm and battle skills.
Thankfully, viewers will be getting more of the heroes soon – with Batman appearing in Suicide Squad this fall, Wonder Woman starring in her own solo film project in summer 2017, and the Justice League team-up arriving later that year. Given that Wonder Woman will hit theaters in June, San Diego Comic-Con 2016 marks the last chance for Warner Bros. to spotlight their film at geekdom’s biggest event – and the studio didn’t hold back.
During the Warner Bros. panel, Gadot and director Patty Jenkins revealed the first full-length trailer for Wonder Woman. Watch the trailer for yourself, above.
Fans who had previously seen sneak peek Wonder Woman footage, as part of the DC movie showcase that aired earlier in the year, will recognize a few returning shots – along with a lot of new footage and appearances by cast mates Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), and Robin Wright (Amazon General Antiope). The teaser also fits with the style, tone, and slick combat that had previously been revealed. Still, while the teaser trailer builds-upon the fearless warrior that Zack Snyder depicted in Batman V Superman, Warner Bros. made sure that the clips also included moments of heart and humor – not just slick action choreography.
It’s way too early to tell whether or not Jenkins will have succeeded when she settles on the final cut of Wonder Woman but the teaser is a strong indication that the director has managed to capture elements of the character that Snyder did not have time to explore in Dawn of Justice. Fans who know the Wonder Woman comics will likely be encouraged by the footage – considering that it presents Diana, which the latest poster suggests, as “Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder.”
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash is currently without a release date.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures