While the new trailer has definitely got everyone talking about Justice League, that's not the next dive audiences will be making into the DC Extended Universe. That would be Wonder Woman, the solo movie debut of Diana Prince. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film jumps before the character's introduction in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to her first interaction with the world of men and embroilment in World War I.
With the movie out in only a couple of months, we've seen considerably more of it than the later team-up. There's now been three trailers (counting the Comic-Con tease) for the film full showing plenty of Gal Gadot in action and giving us a real taste of what Jenkins has brought to the shared universe. Given the impending release, the marketing is sure to start hotting up, although some people have already seen a bit more.
Warner Bros. have just unveiled some footage from Wonder Woman to those in attendance at CinemaCon (via The Wrap). There were three key scenes shown: the first Diana's departure from Themyscira with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) by boat, during which she vows to go the centre of the ongoing conflict to find God of War Ares and the pair humorously discuss marriage and sex; the second focused on General Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and Dr Maru (Elena Anaya), a villainous pair planning to unleash toxic gas to help the German's win the war, during which Ludendorff takes a mysterious serum; the third showed Diana and Steve's arrival in London, where the Amazon shows her obliviousness to the real world before her and Steve are attacked by muggers in an alleyway and she saves him using her gauntlets and lasso of truth.
This sequence of scenes comes from the end of the movie's first act, after the audience has been introduced to the Amazons and the sheltered society's had their first contact with the Great War. The footage is rather similar to what was shown to journalists during an edit bay visit with Patty Jenkins back in February (you can read our write up on that here), with the notable addition of the alley action, which based on word from those there was a highlight:
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Indeed, the general reaction to the footage is rather positive, which is good news for the film seeing as it's now positioned as a restart point for the DCEU following the divided response to last year's Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. That these scenes have been shown multiple times suggests that they're the most finished, or at the very least the most emblematic of the style Jenkins is going for (the street fight does sound very much like something from her inspiration, Superman: The Movie).
It could also be to keep the lid on some of the film's larger moments. There definitely does feel like some big secrets are yet to be revealed; the latest trailer didn't reveal that much narratively and there's a major mystery over who the real villain actually is. It's sure to be an exciting two months in the build-up to the film's June 2nd release date
Source: The Wrap
- Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018