Warner Bros. has unveiled a new Wonder Woman TV spot that highlights the movie’s early reactions as well as the villain Ares. Gal Gadot made her highly-anticipated debut as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice — a follow-up to Man of Steel — last year. Before she rejoins Batman later this year in Snyder’s Justice League, where they will team-up with the rest of the world’s finest heroes, Gadot will be reprising her role in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman releases next week, and anticipation could not be higher for the Princess of Themyscira’s origin story. A recent poll lists the next chapter in the DC Extended Universe as the most anticipated film of the summer, beating out all the other comic book movies slated to release. It stands to reason that excitement for the film has increased exponentially in recent weeks thanks to the early reactions from critics and fans alike flooding online, praising the upcoming release.
We’re less than one week away from Wonder Woman hitting theaters, and Warner Bros. has been ramping up marketing for the film. Today, the studio has released a new TV spot that highlights the movie’s accolades as well as one of the villains of the story, Ares, the God of War. Check out the teaser above.
The teaser is filled with scenes people will have already seen in previous trailers and TV spots, though the main difference here is that the newly released spot focuses on the movie’s early accolades. While reviews are currently under embargo for another few days, early reactions from social media (as well as quotes provided directly to the studio) are more than enough to help promote the film. We see quotes from critics saying, “Wonder Woman wows,” and this is “The Wonder Woman the world has been waiting for,” among other things.
In addition to quotes from critics, the TV spot also offers viewers a glimpse at the main villain of the story: Ares, the God of War. He can be briefly seen after the 21-second mark, although there are two quotes that are blocking his full form. Along with him, there are two other villains central to the story — Doctor Poison (Elena Anaya) and General Ludendorff (Danny Huston) — whose motivations for participating in and exacerbating World War I were recently explained by Jenkins.
It’s no secret that Warner Bros. has struggled with producing critically successful entries in their DC Extended Universe (despite being successful at the worldwide box office). Wonder Woman has not only the chance to change all that but also to set the foundation for future female-led superhero films, especially those directed by female directors.
Source: Warner Bros.