I will admit to being a harsh judge of the DC Comics Extended Universe given the movies that we have been given so far. However, after the first preview of this summer’s Wonder Woman, it’s obvious that DC is going into a brighter direction. It’s a direction that DC comics is more known for and something the film universe needs.
Saturday night, a new trailer was released for the Amazon princess and if you didn’t believe in this movie before, you might now.
This origin story tells the tale of Diana (Gal Gadot), princess of the Amazons and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, she knows nothing of the outside world. When an American pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), 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, Diana discovers her full powers and her destiny.
From the trailer, you can tell the comparison between the worlds Diana enters; from her beautiful island paradise to the grey of the outside world. Diana tries to adjust to the world she has entered, playing on the fish-out-of-water storyline, but not losing herself. This superhero period piece looks to be the breath of life that the DC Extended Universe needs going forward. Not to mention that DC can one-up Marvel Studios by having a strong, female superhero lead a film while Marvel plans out Captain Marvel for 2019.
So what do you all think? Is Wonder Woman the saving grace and turning point for this superhero franchise? Will this put DC ahead of Marvel for a little while? Please leave comments to let me know what you all thought.
Wonder Woman enters theaters on June 2, 2017.