New Wonder Woman Photo Reveals Diana's Badass Weapon - The "God Killer Sword"

Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 12:27PM
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Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 12:27PM
New Wonder Woman Photo Reveals Diana's Badass Weapon - The "God Killer Sword"
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When Wonder Woman made her epic entrance in Batman v Superman, she was wielding a sword against Doomsday in addition to her golden lasso. Now, a new still from her solo movie reveals the moment she steals her sword in order to leave the Amazons and save humanity—as well as its badass name: "god killer."



The photo, released by EW, shows Diana stealing the sword from the heavily guarded armory on the Amazonian island of Themyscira before going to Europe to fight in World War I.

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"This is her moment," said director Patty Jenkins. "She's heard all the terrible things about man's land. But she's also heard that mankind is in need and under duress. This is her great moment to make the decision to be the one to try and save them."
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The sword, which made its first appearance in BvS and has heretofore been called the "Sword of Athena," has received a significantly more aggressive moniker. While "Sword of Athena" also reflects her godlike nature, the "god killer" better reflects the inscription on the sword, taken from Joseph Campbell's Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine"Life is killing life all the time and so the goddess kills herself in the sacrifice of her own animal."

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.
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