Audiences can hardly wait to see their favorite Amazon back on the big screen next June. Wonder Woman fans got a taste of Diana of Themyscira in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and they’ve been clamoring for more ever since.
The highly anticipated film will be the first time that the character will be carrying the weight of a solo film which will center around Diana’s first venture from the comforts of the Amazonian island of Themyscira into the chaos of Man’s World at the height of World War I. Recently, Empire interviewed the woman at the helm of “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins where she explained the driving force behind Diana’s compulsion to come to the aid of Man during the war effort and revealed the importance of using WWI as the backdrop to Diana’s adventure.
“What motivates her is philosophical,” Jenkins revealed. “She isn’t just taking out bad guys or fighting crime. She believes in goodness and love. [She] is fierce and willing to fight, but only to protect a better vision for mankind. Hers is really a coming-of-age story.”
Jenkins envisions Diana’s venture outside of Themyscira as “a god visiting our world for the first time.” So to speak, that is. Jenkins is also very clear about the picture that she wanted to paint for audiences. She explains that she “wanted the audience to understand the horrors that a war on this scale makes possible and how shocking that would be to someone who comes with a strong sense of honor and justice. She doesn’t realize yet just how senselessly dark the world can be.”
It’s clear by her statements that she’s taking the character and this film very seriously which is music to the ears of fans. The interview also gave us a new image of the Amazonian princess in the midst of what she does best, kicking ass!. Check it out for yourself below.
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.
Written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder, “Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Lisa Loven Kongsli and David Thewlis.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.
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