While the origins of superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man are well-known to even those who aren't fans of comics thanks to their multiple film and television adaptations, Diana Prince is still a mystery to many. While she's no stranger to live-action, this summer's Wonder Woman will mark her first solo appearance on the big screen. Thanks to her extended cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, we've already got a strong idea of what star Gal Gadot will bring to the role. Thanks to her time serving in the Israeli military and her previous work on the Fast & Furious franchise, we knew she had the physical chops to tackle the Amazonian warrior even before she picked up the sword and shield. Still, many fans were relieved with just how much Gadot stole the show last year when she stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight.
Before they re-team in November for Justice League, Gadot will be reprising the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming eponymous film that will explore her origin as a superhero in epic fashion. Though she and her people have existed for quite some time, her forays into the affairs of mortals and her donning of a superhero identity didn't begin until World War I. The latest entry into the growing DC Extended Universe will take us back to that time, helping to ground the fantastical nature of Diana and her people by focusing it through the lens of the Great War.
Knowing that a warrior is only as good as their weapons and armor, Gal Gadot took to her Twitter today to share a picture of her in one of the costumes she wears in the film.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) February 1, 2017
While not her more recognizable Wonder Woman costume, the minimal, gold armor is the battle gear she'll be wearing while still on her island home of Themyscira. She and her fellow warriors and family members wear the strong but lightweight armor to defend their home, which looks as if it will be facing an invasion during the events of the film. Following her time fighting in World War I alongside American soldier Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), Diana will swap out her traditional outfit for the more patriotic and ostentatious garb for which she's known.
Expectations are high for the film, as fans and critics alike wonder if 2017 will make or break the DCEU. One path to victory may be the prominence of female characters, from Wonder Woman to Harley Quinn and the other Gotham City Sirens (which will introduce Poison Ivy and Catwoman to DC's film universe).
Whether this approach works or not, we'll know soon enough as Wonder Woman is just four months away. We'll bring you any DCEU news as it arrives, so stay tuned.
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- Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020