Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is featured in new international movie poster and talks about the determined younger version of her character in a new interview. With Wonder Woman’s June 2 release less than 2 weeks away, the long gap between the famed DC character’s first live-action appearance in the classic Lynda Carter TV series from the late 1970s and the Amazon warrior princess’ first solo movie is inching closer to becoming a distant memory.
Technically, Gadot brought Diana Prince/Wonder Woman to life in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, but the origins movie is what will truly provide the defining moment for her as a big screen superhero. Part of the origins story for Wonder Woman takes the story back to the early 20th century on the sheltered island paradise of Themyscira, where we meet the young version of Diana, the Amazon warrior princess.
Ahead of the film’s release, Warner Bros, released a new international poster [below]. Additionally, in a new video interview released on Twitter, Gadot shifts the focus away from the adult version of her character and details the strength and determination Diana developed as a child. Gadot says:
“When you first meet Diana on the island she’s about 5 (or) 6, and she is this curious little girl who’s very courageous, who’s very sassy and naughty, and she’s very inspired by her aunt … She wants to learn how to fight, but she’s being very sheltered and very protected by her mother, who does not allow her to do so, but she finds her ways … She has this spark in her. She has this fire in her eyes, and she eventually she gets her way.”
There’s no doubt that Diana brings that spark and fire to adulthood, and you can sense that fight and determination in the new Wonder Woman international poster released by the production Saturday. The poster features Gadot as Diana, along with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who she finds washed up on the shores of Themyscira, and her fierce warrior aunt, General Antiope (Robin Wright).
With the release of new material including movie clips, images and interviews almost daily, the excitement over the pending debut of Wonder Woman is starting to build to a fever pitch. The film certainly has plenty of momentum behind it heading into the next two weeks, including positive early reactions on social media and favorable first notices by critics. And with early ticket sale estimates coming in as high as $100 million for its opening weekend, it appears the fight Diana developed as a young girl will go a long way in conquering the box office.
Source: Twitter, Warner Bros.