2017 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years ever for the superhero genre, with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Logan and Guardians of The Galaxy Volume 2 all set to hit screens. But perhaps the most focus will be on Wonder Woman, for first major film in the genre’s post-Avengers era to be both led onscreen and directed by women and based on the best-known female superhero ever created.
While Wonder Woman’s pedigree was bound to make her first feature film adaptation an event, the new film (directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot in the title role) is being widely touted as the next major opportunity for the DC Extended Universe to break the trend of releasing divisive installments, after Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Now, there’s a new Russian-language “international” trailer for the hotly-anticipated superhero adventure.
While the new trailer doesn’t feature any significant new footage that wasn’t seen in previous Wonder Woman domestic trailers, it offers a look at how the film is being marketed to overseas audiences who may not be as readily familiar with the character’s history – along with offering a taste at how the film’s dubbing-track will sound for many Russian-speaking audiences. The emphasis is on action, with less time (compared to earlier trailers using the same footage) given to setting up the scenario or its connection to the other DCEU films.
The film (which has now gone through its reshoots) will also be the first full-length opportunity for fans to get a clearer picture of Gal Gadot’s interpretation of Wonder Woman herself. While the actress appeared in Batman V Superman, her full identity was not revealed until near the film’s finale – where the focus was largely on establishing her fighting abilities and weapons versus more nuanced details of her characterization. Wonder Woman the film takes place mainly during World War I and is expected to expand the backstory of the DCEU itself, in advance of the Diana character’s present-day return in Justice League.
Wonder Woman is set for release in June of 2017, with Justice League and similar solo character films based around Batman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg are slated to follow in the years after. A direct sequel to Man of Steel is also in the pipeline, though what form these movies will take and whether their protagonists will interact across “solo” outings, remains to be discovered.
Source: Comic Book