Wonder Woman’s first standalone feature is only a couple months away, promising the origin story of the DC Comics superheroine told through the lens of World War I. While that war is known as one of the most brutal conflicts of all time, new concept art reveals a scene in which the Amazon literally takes it all in stride.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the artwork, which depicts Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman defiantly entering No Man’s Land — the apocalyptic area between the trench lines — to save those in the crossfire.
“It’s a very powerful moment,” Gadot explained. “We have a character committing to her true self, doing what she believes needs to be done.”
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.
Audiences will get to see the artwork fully realized when director Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” arrives in theaters on June 2. The film also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and David Thewlis.