Following the disappointing critical reception for both Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, many fans are hoping that this year’s Wonder Woman film will be the first critically-acclaimed DC Extended Universe installment. Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana in the film, which will follow the Amazonian princess as she ventures into the world of men for the first time in order to try and help the allies win the first World War. Alongside her will be Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, and the movie will likely explain once and for all why Diana was apathetic and nihilistic towards society, when she was first introduced in Batman v Superman.
As of late, the internet has been ablaze with rumors regarding Ares’ possible role in Wonder Woman, thanks to some leaked toy designs and seemingly-confirmed plot details. Unlike basically every other major blockbuster set to come out in the foreseeable future, however, a brand new TV spot was not released for Wonder Woman during last night’s Super Bowl game broadcast.
Instead, a new international, minute-long Wonder Woman TV spot has been unveiled, focusing heavily on Diana’s initial decision to join Steve Trevor in the war. Several new looks at the film’s epic battle sequences are scattered throughout as well, including new shots of Diana wielding the legendary god killer and her iconic lasso of truth. Take a look for yourself in the player above.
Despite the initial controversy surrounding her casting, Gadot’s version of Wonder Woman ended up being one of the most respected aspects of Batman v Superman. Even though she only got about 20 minutes of screen time in the theatrical cut of the film, she made an impression amongst fans and critics alike for her portrayal of the character. Similarly, Junkie XL’s theme for the character from Batman v Superman, with those rocking electric guitar chords, has carried through into every trailer and TV spot for Wonder Woman so far, becoming just as synonymous with this iteration as Gadot herself is at this point.
Director Patty Jenkins has already been on the receiving end of some major fan support for her work on Wonder Woman, and it’s not hard to see why. Carrying over the same dark aesthetic and stylistic choices that director Zack Snyder introduced with his work on Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, the filmmaker seems to have brought her own unique spin to her standalone film. Featuring a star-studded cast around Gadot, including Pine as Trevor, it’s shaping up to be one of the more interesting blockbuster films of 2017. There’s still an air of skepticism surrounding it because of the DCEU’s previous two efforts, but Wonder Woman could very well wind up being the hero that many DC fans and critics have been hoping for.
Source: Warner Bros.
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