WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Although the critical consensus on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (opens in new tab) is largely negative, there’s at least one thing that most reviewers agree on – Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is one of the film’s highlights. We got a little bit of information on the Princess of Themyscira’s backstory during Zack Snyder’s film, but we’ll be learning a lot more about the character in her solo feature next year.
That film will take place long before the events in Batman v Superman – World War I to be exact – and as such, there are going to be some big differences between the Wonder Woman we were just introduced to and the Wonder Woman of 1910. “In the standalone Wonder Woman movie, it’s the first time we’re going to tell the coming of age of Wonder Woman and I’m going to go back in time, I’m going to travel back in time”, Gadot told IGN (opens in new tab).
“Wonder Woman [in the solo film] is different than the one you’re going to see in Batman v Superman. She’s more naive and pure and she’s this young idealist who does not understand the complexities of men and life, whereas in BvS she’s super, she’s very experienced and it’s been such am amazing creative process.”
Devolving a character would be an interesting challenge for any actress, and I’m curious to see how Gadot handles it. I’m also curious to see what event made Wonder Woman turn her back on mankind for 100 years, an interesting tidbit that the character reveals in Batman v Superman.
But most of all, I’m just really looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman finally getting her due. It’s been a long time coming, so here’s hoping Patty Jenkins and co knock this one out of the park.
Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Lucy Davis, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Saïd Taghmaoui, Wonder Woman will open in cinemas on June 23, 2017.
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