Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” has smashed her way into Entertainment Weekly’s San Diego Comic-Con 2016 issue, which reveals some all-new photos of the actress in character as well as a few more details about the film’s setting and characters.
The story confirms that “Wonder Woman” will begin in Themyscira, before concluding in Europe at the end of Word War I, and the film is called an “origin story,” but also “a love story and action-adventure saga.”
“I think part of the reason ‘Wonder Woman’ hasn’t happened [until now] is because the right way to do it is as a classic origin story. People were afraid to do it with a woman, and now they are less so,” explained director Patty Jenkins, adding, “This is the movie I’ve wanted to make my entire life.”
As such, the film will introduce audiences to Wonder Woman’s family in friends. “Vikings” star Connie Nielsen will play Queen Hippolyta, Diana’s mother, and “House of Cards'” Robin Wright stars as Diana’s aunt, General Antiope, while Lucy Davis plays Diana’s friend Etta Candy.
“I’ve got the opportunity to portray a great role model for girls to look up to — a strong, active, compassionate, loving, positive woman. I think it’s so important, and it’s about time somebody does that. I’m privileged to be the one,” Gadot said of the role.
“The natural spirit of Gal is Wonder Woman,” Jenkins added. “She’s so kind, so good, so beautiful and capable of being sexy, but not in a way that makes other women uncomfortable. It’s what Wonder Woman should be.”
Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Lucy Davis, Said Taghmaoui and more, “Wonder Woman” arrives in theaters on June 23, 2017.
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