Gal Gadot’s Diana and Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor fight off gunmen in a London alleyway in the first clip from “Wonder Woman.”
The scene will be familiar from trailers and TV spots for the Warner Bros. film, where Diana’s fast thinking, and even faster reflexes, are played up for laughs. But the broader sequence is tense and physical, with Wonder Woman deflecting bullets with her iconic bracelets, but leaving Steve with at least a little to do.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” tells the story of the Amazon princess who, after discovering the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor washed ashore on Themyscira, sets out to bring an early end to World War I.
The film, which has already drawn favorable comparisons to Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” is projected to earn $83 million in its opening weekend in North America, a figure that will likely change as its June 2 release draws closer. Although Warner Bros. is now ratcheting up the marketing campaign, ad spending for “Wonder Woman” is already outpacing that for “Suicide Squad” at the same point in pre-release.
Written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder, “Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Lisa Loven Kongsli and David Thewlis.