SDCC 2016 Trailers: ‘Wonder Woman’

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

After seeing Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) go up against Doomsday in Batman v Superman, audiences have been wanting more.

And now, that more is here in the first trailer for Wonder Woman.

The solo Wonder Woman film from director Patty Jenkins and co-writers Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns is a period piece which follows Diana of Themyscira, an island of Amazonian women, who’s exposed to the outside world when World War I fighter pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash-lands on the island. There’s easily more than meets the eye with the film, as Diana must have more of a reason to leave Themyscira than to return a marooned American to the battlefield and kick some major Axis ass while doing so.

Wonder Woman teaser poster

To say the least, I’m pleased and impressed with how good the first trailer looks – partly because we’re finally getting a Wonder Woman movie. Granted, that’s after the 1970s TV show with Lynda Carter, the failed NBC show with Adrianne Palicki, all the animated DC TV shows, and the canned Joss Whedon script. But getting to see Diana face off with soldiers on and off the field of battle on the big screen is certainly going to be worth it. And you never know, the film might take the recent retconning of Diana’s Greek god roots from the comics into consideration for part of the plot.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017, and the cast includes Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Said Taghmaoui as one of Steve’s compatriots, and Danny Huston and David Thewlis in currently undisclosed roles. It leads up to Justice League in November, which brings the 6-person team introduced in Batman v Superman (half in shoehorned cameos, half developed roles) together to fight Steppenwolf, Darkseid’s uncle and a general from Apokolips.