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Release Date: June 23, 2017 (North America)
Genres: Action, Comic Book
Production Phase: In Production
Studio: Warner Bros.
Who's In It: Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman/Diana Prince),
Who's Making It: Patty Jenkins (Director),
Premise: The Amazonian princess-warrior Diana left her lush tropical island to dwell in our urban cityscapes of glass and steel. Tutored in the ways of the Greek warriors, and outfitted with incredible gifts the Goddess bestowed... More »
What We Think: For a long time the golden age-era Wonder Woman comic book character was often considered a third-rate superhero. C'mon, be honest: if you were picking your soccer players from the members of the Justice League... More »
TopWho's In It
|Chris Pine||Steve Trevor|
|Gal Gadot||Wonder Woman/Diana Prince|
TopWho's Making It
The Amazonian princess-warrior Diana left her lush tropical island to dwell in our urban cityscapes of glass and steel. Tutored in the ways of the Greek warriors, and outfitted with incredible gifts the Goddess bestowed upon her people, she becomes Paradise Island's emissary to civilization.
TopWhat We Think
For a long time the golden age-era Wonder Woman comic book character was often considered a third-rate superhero. C'mon, be honest: if you were picking your soccer players from the members of the Justice League of America, big guns like Superman and Batman would go first, followed by Green Lantern, The Flash and maybe even Aquaman before Diana got picked.
That's changing these days. Don't expect to see any motherly characteristics in the current Wonder Woman comic series: this Diana's been significantly powered up and tends to prefer being on the offense rather than defence. For those unfamiliar with the comic, she's got the presense of Sarah Connor from T2, the stamina of Xena: Warrior Princess and the savage good looks of your dream woman. She doesn't stand behind Batman and Superman these days; she's leading them into battle.
In our humble opinion, any big-screen Wonder Woman movie has to overcome the public's current misconception of the character. Along with overcoming any leftover, stereotypical (and sexist) images from the Golden Age adventures, and placing the Lynda Carter television series with the same nolstagic fondness reserved for the Adam West Batman series (it was a different age then, and the movies of today don't tread on the feature Batman films gothic territory), the creators of the Wonder Woman film have some hard work cut out for them. She needs to be brought into the 21st century, made fresh and exciting but also remembering to not throw away the cool bits fans have enjoyed about the character for the past 40 years. But she needs depth, and she needs her Lex Luthor/Joker, her ultimate adversary and greatest challenge. If the popularity of female action characters like the aforementioned Sarah Connor, Ripley from the Alien movies and TV's Xena are any indication, the time is ripe to make a big-screen Wonder Woman movie become reality.
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