Gal Gadot's appearance as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in 2016's Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice got fans everywhere excited to see where the character will go in upcoming efforts from the DC Extended Universe. With the debut of #WonderWoman coming June 2, 2017, excitement is continuing to build, particularly since there is now a new TV trailer with everyone's favorite Amazonian warrior.
While some have questioned why there hasn't been more of a marketing push for Wonder Woman, given the film is set to hit the big screen in a very short five weeks, there will (apparently) be a major push immediately following the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, which releases May 5, 2017 in the United States. This is a smart move on the part of Warner Bros, as the anticipation for the Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel has been pretty as high as the buzz for Wonder Woman.
It also means that Warner Bros is not about to let its $100 million-plus investment simply be forgotten in the push for Guardians Of The Galaxy. The studio behind Batman v. Superman was likely quite aware that #GalGadot's version of Wonder Woman was quite probably one of the best things to come out of Batman v. Superman, which also means that hopes are high that Wonder Woman will give the #DCEU the big boost it needs in the competition between the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
Director Jenkins Weighs In On The Future Of The DCEU
Director Patty Jenkins is already hopeful for a sequel, commenting that she would like to see #DianaPrince continue to grow and evolve now that she's left Themyscira.
“I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing. 'Wonder Woman 1' is so much about her becoming the person she is. I can’t wait to spring forward with who she is and have another great standalone superhero film.”
There are a number of questions about the timeline between her first appearance in Batman v. Superman and the images we see her examine during the film — images that clearly show her in her iconic Wonder Woman costume dating back to World War I. How the DCEU chooses to answer those questions remains to be seen, but given the events that occur in the Wonder Woman television series of the 1970s and the various cartoon incarnations of the character over the years, it will be interesting to see how filmmakers determine what direction to go in for Gal Gadot's interpretation of the character.
Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2, 2017. For those needing a taste of Wonder Woman now, check these trailers out:
What do you hope to see in the next chapter of Wonder Woman's saga?
(Sources: Toronto Sun)