Warner Bros. has released a new Wonder Woman poster today highlighting both Diana Prince and Steve Trevor. Gal Gadot made her DCEU debut as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice last year, and she will be reuniting with the rest of the world’s finest heroes in the director’s Justice League later this year. Before that happens, though, she will first be leading her own solo film (the first female-led superhero film in years) next month.
Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman features the return of Gadot as Diana, Princess of Themyscira, in an origin story that takes cues from the comics, yet branches off on its own. When Steve Trevor crash lands in Themyscira, he informs the Amazons of the ongoing “war to end all wars.” After hearing the horrors of the Great War, Diana returns with Trevor to his home, where she will honor her sacred duty to “restore peace to the world.”
Wonder Woman releases in just a few weeks, and today, Warner Bros. has released a new poster through IGN that highlights both Diana Prince and Steve Trevor. It resembles the film’s “Courage” poster the studio released months ago, though instead of carrying a shield, she is wielding a sword, and Trevor is in the background brandishing a shotgun. Take a look:
It wasn’t that long ago that fans were heavily criticizing the studio for its lack of Wonder Woman marketing. The criticism has since been countered with a final marketing push (one that reportedly will cost more than Suicide Squad) that includes an exclusive Gotham sneak preview, a final trailer that aired during the MTV Awards, and posters plastered throughout Times Square in New York City.
Of all the posters released thus far, what makes this new poster unique is its inclusion of Steve Trevor. So far, Warner Bros. has avoided the common tropes associated with marketing a blockbuster movie by focusing solely the hero — Diana. The studio wanted people to know that Diana will be front and center in this. That notion was conveyed by the Warners’ determination to not capitalize on the film’s other stars, such as Robin Wright, Connie Nielson, David Thewlis, and Danny Huston.
Wonder Woman releases next month, and it’s currently tracking for a $65 – $100 million domestic opening. Although there is certainly lots of excitement surrounding the movie, there are still quite a few risks the studio faces with the project, especially considering the lackluster welcome the DC Extended Universe has had with critics — which is partly why the film’s marketing has kicked into high gear.