When people ask why it took so long to get a Wonder Woman movie, the answer actually stretches to the way the character is portrayed on the comics page. For decades she has been one of the most misused, mischaracterized, and mishandled characters in the DC Universe. While she was always considered one of the holy trinity alongside Batman and Superman, having a bunch of males write her for so long led to interpretations that were bizarre and less than flattering. It's hard to make a movie on Wonder Woman when nobody could figure out who Wonder Woman truly was.
So it's taken some time Warner Bros. thinks they've figured it out, and certainly the response to Gal Gadot's version of Wonder Woman was a highlight of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Will that carry over to her solo outing? The latest trailer keeps the emphasis on her butt-kicking prowess and the adventures she has during WWI. We also get some breath-taking shots of her idyllic island home of Themyscira with the other Amazons. Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Elena Anaya, Florence Kasumba, and Saïd Taghmaoui co-star. Here's the official synopsis:
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman opens June 2nd 2017.