While Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice turned out to be much more divisive than Warner Bros. would have liked, even most of the critics and fans who didn’t enjoy the movie had nothing but high praise for Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Next summer, fans will learn even more about this iconic character when the stand alone movie hits theaters on June 2, 2017. As expected, Warner Bros. brought director Patty Jenkins and some of her cast members to Comic-Con for the studio’s Hall H panel on Saturday, where the very first trailer was unveiled. Today, the studio has also revealed the full panel video, where the director and her stars offer new details about the movie.
Host Conan O’Brien brought out director Patty Jenkins, who then introduced Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor) and Diana Prince herself, Gal Gadot. After the trailer was shown to the approving crowd at this Warner Bros. panel, Gal Gadot when on to say how it is an “honor and a privilege” to bring this iconic character Diana Prince to life on the big screen, and how she feels a huge responsibility to portray this character accurately. Conan O’Brien also joked that he narrowly lost the Steve Trevor role to Chris Pine, while the actor talked about what it was like to bring this character to life, while Connie Nielsen shares a humorous story about her sword training to play Queen Hippolyta.
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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.
Production wrapped on Wonder Woman back in May, giving the filmmakers two months to come up with a trailer or perhaps a sizzle reel for Comic-Con. Gal Gadot will be joined in this superhero adventure by Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy and Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and Elena Anaya in unspecified roles. Hopefully we’ll get more details about these unspecified characters in Hall H tomorrow morning.
Patty Jenkins (Monster) directs from a script by Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg. Originally, Jason Fuchs, who is credited with writing both Ice Age: Continental Drift and Pan, was thought to be the writer of the movie, but that looks to not be the case. Heinberg came up with the initial story for Wonder Woman with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, so it isn’t all that surprising he is being credited. Geoff Johns was recently promoted to oversee the production of all DC Extended Universe movies at Warner Bros., so it also seems to make sense that he was heavily involved. Take a look at the new Wonder Woman poster, and stay tuned for more on this highly-anticipated superhero adventure, hitting theaters June 2, 2017.