After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice whetted our appetites of the greatest female comic book hero of all time, we’ll finally be getting a full dose of the legendary Amazonian Princess in just two weeks time. Just as Captain America: The First Avenger did in the MCU, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman will go back in time and tell the origin of the icon as she leaves Themyscira following the crash landing of Steve Trevor of the shores of her homeland. Driven by the need to help, Diana joins Trevor in the fight of the massive conflict of the outside world, becoming the hero we all know as Wonder Woman.
If you’ve been following us, you know that I’ve been extremely disappointed with what the DCEU has had to offer this far. It’s been a rough go, but even with the disappointed, I’m still pretty excited to check out Jenkins’ film. She was easily one of the highlights of Batman v Superman, which is a big reason why I’ve been holding on to some excitement for her first solo adventure. But most of my excitement comes from this, it’s a tale of the past. It doesn’t have to connect to the larger universe going on outside its door. It can focus on its own storytelling with its own set of character rather than worry about connecting the dots here or there. Just like The First Avenger for Captain America and Marvel.
With the film just two weeks out, Entertainment Weekly has left a little gift on each of our door mats, in the form of new images. Alongside the new images is a new poster as well, which puts the character’s famous Lasso of Truth front-and-center, just as a few of the images do. I’ve also attached two of the latest posters that have been released over the last few weeks, which I must say, are pretty damn cool.
On top of all the cool new goodies we’ve be given, the embargo for reviews on the film was lifted just yesterday. If you don’t want to know what critics are saying, scroll down to the images below (and don’t go further than that). But if you do, I’ve included a number of some of the top critics I follow on Twitter (below the images), who let us know that Wonder Woman may be exactly what we’ve been hoping for from the DCEU. Check it all out below and let me know what kind of anticipation level you have for the film below. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers… and her true destiny.