A new TV spot for Wonder Woman highlights her impressive origin and promises to make her a legend. The long-awaited standalone film for Diana Prince debuts in just over a month, and despite some initial concern from fans, Warner Bros. is indeed shelling out the big bucks to promote the film. Star Gal Gadot’s well-received appearance as the character in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice definitely helped ignite excitement for her solo outing, and the studio hopes its latest marketing push will further entice moviegoers to the theater on opening weekend.
As this is the first solo, live action movie adaptation of one of the most iconic superheroes ever created, there’s been a considerable amount of pressure to create something worthy of viewers’ high expectations. The trailers so far have tried to tease all the elements of the origin story, that begins on the Amazonian island of Themyscira and transitions to the battlegrounds of World War I.
The latest TV spot for Wonder Woman, which you can watch above, attempts to illustrate the multi-faceted hero as “Goddess. Warrior. Legend.” The clip should strike a chord with even casual fans by highlighting the most famous elements of her character, including blocking bullets with her gold gauntlets and lashing out at enemies with the glowing Lasso of Truth.
The new trailer also focuses on her relationship with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), and includes some of the lighthearted humor that director Patty Jenkins was inspired to include in what she has described as “a fun, great adventure.” Through Diana’s conversation with Steve (the first man she’s ever seen), we also get a hint of her mythology and how she was “brought to life by Zeus.”
Like all the promotion so far, the main goal is to tease how amazing and kickass Wonder Woman really is. Jenkins has described the action scenes as “character-driven,” and it’s definitely clear in this TV spot that despite all the bullets, explosions, and flying debris, the eye is drawn at all times to the warrior hero.
What it doesn’t have much of is the movie’s plot – Diana leaves Themyscira in a bid to hunt down God of War Ares – which has been only lightly teased in the marketing. Indeed, villain Ares is yet to be seen in his finished form, prompting a big mystery over his true identity.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures