'Wonder Woman' Trailer Explores Diana's Origins on Themyscira

Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 1:35PM
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Wonder Woman
Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 1:35PM
'Wonder Woman' Trailer Explores Diana's Origins on Themyscira
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The latest trailer for Wonder Woman is finally out, and it's a mix of bright sword-and-sandals adventure and grim World War I fight scenes. And as always, with the superhero genre weaved in throughout the whole thing.

More specifically, this is the "origin" trailer, and it gives a rundown of Diana (Gal Gadot) as she grows up on the hidden island nation of Themyscira, learning early on that she's not quite who her aunt (played by Robin Wright) told her she was - a shot of her sending that aunt flying after slamming her bracelets together soon follows. Unlike most origin stories, Diana is already beating people up from the get-go, so that's a very welcome change.

The introduction of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) sends her to WWI-era London, where the color palette darkens quite a bit (which makes it look more like other DC movies). Here's the full trailer:


The inclusion of the bracelets and the glowing lasso suggest Wonder Woman is still picking up classic aspects of the character, even while keeping her more modern portrayal as a gladiator-type superhero. No invisible jet (not that we would see it anyway) but the trailers are certainly leaving some surprises for the film's release, as some other spoilers we know about aren't present here.

There's a big contrast between the bright island scenes and the colorless London scenes (which even Diana calls "hideous"), and Themyscira looks like a departure from the dull hues of Batman v Superman and Man of Steel while London looks like more of the same. Since it's likely that only the first act will take place on Themyscira, the grim setting of war-torn Europe will probably stick around, but we won't know for sure until the movie comes out. 

The trailer premiered after Gadot and Pine's appearance at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, after advising everyone to keep an eye out for something Wonder Woman that day. Director Patty Jenkins released this poster just the day before:

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.
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