The New Wonder Woman Trailer Hints at a Tragic Ending

Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 1:50PM
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Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 1:50PM
The New Wonder Woman Trailer Hints at a Tragic Ending
Woop woop! The day is finally here! We get to see the new trailer for Wonder Woman! The last trailer was over three months ago, and showed Princess Diana being called out of her idyllic refuge on the island of the Amazons when she saves a mysterious pilot from drowning. We got to see her amazing sword, bracers, and rope in action, but this new trailer delves into what drove Diana to leave the Amazons behind—and hints that maybe her quest to save the world doesn't end happily.

[Note: this video includes both the new trailer and the old one back-to-back, in case you missed the first one!]



There's a couple big things to note in the trailer, but the biggest one is that it opens with Diana in (apparently) a modern-day office, looking at an old photo of herself from the war, musing "I used to want to save the world..." From there, Diana's narration explains that the closer you get to the world, the more you see of its darkness, and that she learned this lesson "a long, long time ago" (said as Diana witnesses one of her Amazon comrades being shot by troops). All of this suggests that Diana's idealism and drive to save the innocent was tested when she got involved in World War I, and that, in the end, she gave up on being a hero and left that life behind to assimilate herself into the modern world. It would be the ultimate irony if, after comparing the role of a secretary to a slave in the first trailer, she gave up her superhero costume and ended up becoming one.

The second big thing is the reveal that even the Amazons aren't safe from the effects of the war going on (presumably, World War I): troops are shown landing on their beach, and the mysterious pilot tells Diana and what seems to be Queen Hippolyta that a new, extremely deadly weapon is being developed, and that "Wherever you are, you're in more danger than you think." This explains why Diana is sent to end the war, and why the Amazons don't just stand by and let the world destroy itself, which is important considering that before this most of them had never seen a man. 

Either way, it looks like the movie is going to be even more dynamic and complex than we first thought, which is exciting. If you haven't seen the amazing new movie posters released today, check those out, too!

Wonder Woman will premiere in US theaters on June 9, 2017
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