Wonder Woman Kicks Butt and Jokes With Chris Pine in Two New TV Spots

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 11:21AM
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Friday, 28 April 2017 - 11:21AM
Wonder Woman Kicks Butt and Jokes With Chris Pine in Two New TV Spots
Image credit: Warner Bros.
Some rumors have been bouncing around recently that Warner Bros executives are, for mustache-twirlingly nefarious purposes, deliberately downplaying marketing for Wonder Woman. We can kind of see the argument here, as, considering the movie comes out in just over a month, we haven't really seen anything from DC's famous heroine in several weeks. Rumors have suggested that Warner Bros knows they have a dud on their hands, but that means giving a lot of credit to one vague, unidentified 'DC insider'.

Whether this is the case or not, the Wonder Woman hype drought seems to be over: two new TV spots have appeared at the same time, giving us some tantalizing glimpses into what the movie will be like.



There's a lot to unpack here, but most interesting is the appearance of David Thewlis, who's rumored to be playing the villain Ares in disguise. If this is the case, there's no indication of the character's dual role in these short trailers, as Thewlis provides, if anything, a straight man for Chris Pine and Gal Gadot to bounce jokes off.

Wonder Woman faces the problem of being caught in a transitional period, as DC desperately wheels away from its previous dark and gritty tone in the hopes of pleasing more fans through a more colorful storytelling style. There's only so much whimsy you can jam into a film about World War I, though, which makes us curious as to just how this change of tone is going to play out. From the looks of these two new clips, the focus is on fast-paced action and humor between Gal and Chris, set against the grim, depressing conflict that provides the movie with its historical context.



What we have seen of this movie so far looks pretty fantastic, with some sass and humor that counter-balances some of the grey, gritty drama. But based on DC's track record for making great trailers out of lackluster movies, we're worrying that Wonder Woman won't be able to escape the depressing, tragic pull of the war when it finally comes time to see her in theaters.

Wonder Woman hits US theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
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