This June, Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to once again bring Diana Prince to life, as “Wonder Woman” gets her long-overdue first solo film. However, before that arrives, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will honor the Amazon Princess by releasing a commemorative edition of 2009’s “Wonder Woman” animated film.
According to a press release from Warner Bros., the feature-length film is rated PG-13, rather than R, as previously speculated. Still, that should do little to take away from the enjoyment of what is the character’s sole solo entry in the decade-long history of the DC Universe Original Movies.
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“The Wonder Woman animated film stands as one of the most beloved, complete, original stories in the decade-long history of DC Universe Original Movies,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to honor this iconic character with a Commemorative Edition.”
Here is a synopsis of the film according to the press release:
On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a princess of untold beauty, grace and strength – Diana. When U.S. fighter pilot Steve Trevor crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the God of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge by starting a World War that will last for centuries and wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons. It is up to Diana to save her people and the world – by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!
Led by Golden Globe award winner Keri Russell (“The Americans,” “Waitress,” “Felicity”) as Diana/Wonder Woman, the all-star cast includes four-time People’s Choice Awards winner Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Firefly”) as Steve Trevor, three-time Tony Award nominee Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2,” “Chocolat”) as Ares, Rosario Dawson (“Daredevil,” “Sin City”) as Artemis, Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen (“Sideways,” “Candyman”) as Hippolyta, David McCallum (“NCIS,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”) as Zeus, Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger (“CSI,” “China Beach”) as Hera, Oliver Platt (“X-Men: First Class,” “Chicago Med”) as Hades, and Vicki Lewis (“NewsRadio,” “Godzilla”) as Persephone.
“Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition” is directed by Lauren Montgomery (“Batman: Year One,” “Justice League Doom,” “Voltron”), and is slated for release digitally on May 2, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD May 16. As for the live action film, you can catch “Wonder Woman” in theaters June 2.
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