Making her introduction into the DC Cinematic Universe in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal Gadot’s take on Wonder Woman was easily one of the film’s best aspects, even if the plot and story didn’t allow her to do all that much. Though I think it was clear that Gadot did the best that she could do with what she was given, and still managed to stand out from the pack because of it.
In regards to the tone and look of the film compared to the overwhelmingly bleak and dark tone of Batman v Superman, Gadot said:
“In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from. In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman. It’s very interesting. It has moments of humour, but it’s pretty dark.”
Would I prefer it if the film weren’t necessarily dark? Yeah, but I can already tell from the brief moments of footage alone that I’m going to like director Patty Jenkins’ version of darkness much more than Zack Snyder’s.
The time period and location will apparently make for a much different version of Diana Prince than the one we saw in Dawn of Justice though:
“We all saw before the beautiful coming of age of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman. We don’t know anything about Wonder Woman. We go back 100 years to when she’s more naïve. She’s this young idealist. She’s pure. Very different to the experienced, super-confident, grown-up woman you’ve seen.”
I’ve said it before, but I genuinely believe that DC’s standalone and spin-off movies like Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, or Aquaman have much more of a chance right now to shine and wow than the universe’s team-up films do. I think that the idea of going back and seeing a character’s coming-of-age story and origin, especially with a character like this one, could benefit her onscreen persona well.
The film does seem to have a bit of a playful tone as well though, even from the brief teases of footage we saw several months ago, when Diana’s trying on a pair of disguise glasses in the mirror. It’s those small moments that I think will help to separate Wonder Woman‘s supposed “darkness” from the bleak, unforgiving tone of Dawn of Justice. At least, I hope.
Wonder Woman will hit theatres on June 2nd, 2017.
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