Gal Gadot Speaks Out About Wonder Woman

Saturday, 09 April 2016 - 3:55PM
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Wonder Woman
Saturday, 09 April 2016 - 3:55PM
Gal Gadot Speaks Out About Wonder Woman
The universally agreed upon positive of Batman v Superman seems to be Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. Though she didn't get a whole lot of screen time, one of the things that the film undoubtedly accomplished was hyping fans up for Diana Prince's very own solo adventure coming in 2017.  

A few short clips for the film were released during the Dawn of the Justice League special on the CW earlier this year (the same special that the new Suicide Squad trailer debuted in), and there's sure to be more coming sometime soon. Until then, however, fans hungry for info on the upcoming Wonder Woman movie will have to settle for what the Amazonian Princess, Gal Gadot, has to say about the film:

Opening quote
In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from. In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman…

It's very interesting. It has moments of humour, but it's pretty dark.

We go back 100 years to when she's more naïve…She's this young idealist. She's pure. Very different to the experienced, super-confident, grown-up woman you've seen.
Closing quote


It's no surprise that DC seems to be keeping the dark tone consistent throughout their movies, but at the same time it's still a little disappointing in some ways. I actually heavily prefer darker superhero flicks, but they undoubtedly work better for some characters (i.e. Batman, Watchmen, Punisher), than they do for others. It's a little sad to think that Wonder Woman could end up as bleak as Batman v Superman. It's even sadder to think that they'll probably go for the same tone with The Flash.

Dark superhero flicks can often be quite impressive, and DC has done well making darker movies in the past. Still, do they really want every flick in the DCEU to share this same tone? Writer Chris Terrio has mentioned that Justice League would be somewhat tonally lighter than Batman v Superman, so there's at least some hope that this won't be the case.  

At the same time, it was encouraging to hear comic book legend Geoff Johns, who's actually worked alongside Richard Donner in the past, compare Patty Jenkins' directing to his old cohort a while back. Superman 1978 is undoubtedly one of DC's greatest films of all time, and to hear a man who undoubtedly knows the DC pantheon better than anybody else voice his enthusiasm about how Wonder Woman seems to be heading in the right direction is super encouraging.  

Still, if done right, Wonder Woman could be one of the highlights of this newly formed DCEU. It seems that Zack Snyder's vision really only appeals to a niche audience at this point, so it may very well be the works of directors like Jenkins, James Wan (Aquaman), and David Ayer (Suicide Squad), that stand apart from the rest.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
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