For audiences who have already gotten a chance to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they’ve already admitted that the movie could’ve used more of one particular thing, Wonder Woman. For the superhero who isn’t in the title, she seems to be making quite an impact on fans, and Warner Bros. looks to take advantage of that buzz. Most unexpected because Batman v Superman hasn’t even been released yet, WB has released a brand new image for the upcoming and very long-awaited Wonder Woman standalone movie.
We’ve only seen small glimpses of the movie so far, with most of it focusing on the World War I side of the story. But this new image gives us our first look at the fantasy aspect of it, highlighting Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince and her Amazonian Warrior company. The image reveals the trio of badass women who raise Diana into what she becomes, starting with her mother Hippolyta, played by Connie Nielsen (Gladiator). It also includes her military Aunt General Antiope (played by Robin Wright) and Antiope’s lieutenant Menalippe (played by Lisa Loven Kongsli).
Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first look image and also dropped some interesting tidbits on their own. As EW puts it, “this trio of immortals is responsible for both raising and training Diana — the only child on this estrogen heavy isle — but they don’t always agree. Hippolyta, a revolutionary leader, longs to shelter her beloved daughter from the outside world, but Antiope, the Amazon responsible for Diana’s training, wants to prepare her.”
EW also got director Patty Jenkins to speak a little bit about the making the Amazonian costumes, as well as the look and feel the Wonder Woman herself:
“To me, they shouldn’t be dressed in armor like men,” Jenkins says of the women’s battle wear. “It should be different. It should be authentic and real—and appealing to women.”
“I, as a woman, want Wonder Woman to be hot as hell, fight badass, and look great at the same time—the same way men want Superman to have huge pecs and an impractically big body. That makes them feel like the hero they want to be. And my hero, in my head, has really long legs.”
If we’re connecting the dots between her comments and this new image, she clearly succeeded. The costumes are amazing and look completely badass, and speaking of Wonder Woman, she does look hot as hell, but at the same time she is someone I definitely don’t want to mess with.
It may have taken a bit to long to get our first live-action movie version of the greatest female superhero ever, but if we keep in mind the early word of mouth of Batman v Superman, the wait was well worth it. It sounds like WB and DC have gotten the character right on the big screen, and hopefully that continues with Patty Jenkins’ take and there after. Wonder Woman is slated for a June 23rd, 2017 release and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis.