Five years on from the failed TV pilot and things are looking great again for Wonder Woman. A new origin film starring Gal Gadot is in production. As well as this, we also got a teaser in Batman v Superman. Though anticipation is high, we still have a year to wait until its release.
Suicide Squad may be hot right now, but Empire is teasing us with a very interesting image from the set of Wonder Woman. The new image, featuring in the latest issue of Empire, shows Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince coming face-to-face with the horrors of the Great War. As Empire explains:
“Muddied and battle-worn, Gadot crouches amid the carnage of the Western Front. This iteration of the magical-lasso-whirling Amazon sees her plunged into the full-scale mayhem of the Great War, where she’s aiding Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) in a mission that will prove vital to mankind’s very future.”
Here’s the image in its full glory:
The film centres on Wonder Woman, a 5,000 year-old warrior princess of the Amazons and her first meeting with a human (Chris Pine). Wonder Woman will explain why Diana made the decision to stay away from humanity, that is, until the events of Batman v Superman.
Gadot spoke to Empire about Wonder Woman back in January. This is what she had to say: “She has seen what humans can do, so it was very hard for her to come back and fight.”
Batman v Superman focused significantly on the impact of superheroes would have on the real world. Suicide Squad, led by a cast of anti-heroes, seems to address the same. And now it appears this trend will continue with Gadot’s Wonder Woman origin story. This tone is welcomed, though. As DC‘s darker world offers something refreshing against the recent influx of flashy superhero films.
You can read more about Wonder Woman in the latest issue of Empire, on sale July 28th.
Wonder Woman opens in cinemas on June 2nd, 2017.
Image: Empire/Warner Bros.