Warner Bros’ DC Extended Universe officially kicked off earlier this year with Zack Snyder’s followup to Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. But, when the film didn’t receive a very warm welcome from critics – though many fans’ enjoyed watching two of DC’s biggest heroes share the screen for the first time in live-action – many have speculated about whether the direction of the DCEU would be altered and how the studio’s upcoming features will help or hurt the public opinion of the shared universe. Suicide Squad, a film featuring the “Worst. Damn. Heroes.” hits theaters later this summer, then Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) will have her solo outing in Wonder Woman next summer.
In order to generate even more buzz for these upcoming DC Comics films, Warner Bros is bringing both Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman to Comic-Con International in San Diego this weekend for their Saturday Hall H panel. Now, preceding the panel focused on these movies, a new poster for Wonder Woman has been released.
Gadot unveiled the poster on Twitter, along with the comment that it’s a “dream come true!” The poster, which you can check out below, uses a few keywords to describe the Amazonian warrior: “Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder.” (If you look closely you can see the W’s of “wisdom” and “wonder” are a little more pronounced than the other letters.)
Gadot will be appearing at the Wonder Woman panel along with director Patty Jenkins and co-stars Chris Pine, who plays Diana’s love interest Steve Trevor, and Connie Nielsen, who plays Diana’s mother and ruler of Themyscira Queen Hippolyta. The film additionally stars Robin Wright as General Antiope, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. DCEU architect Geoff Johns wrote the script along with Allan Heinberg.
Although Wonder Woman doesn’t premiere until next summer, this particular SDCC will be the last before the film’s official release in June 2017. So, though Suicide Squad may be the main focus of Warner Bros’ DC presentation, there will undoubtedly be new footage – most likely the first official trailer – from Wonder Woman (similar to how WB/DC released trailers for both Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad last year).
Still, considering we already have much of the basic information about Wonder Woman, such as the official synopsis, there isn’t much else the panel can reveal – aside from footage/the first trailer of course. Other information the Wonder Woman panel could reveal are the characters played by many of the supporting cast members, whose roles have so far been undisclosed. That said, though, a reveal of the first trailer for Wonder Woman would certainly go a long way in generating buzz and fan interest in the upcoming DCEU film.
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: Gal Gadot/Twitter