Production on the Wonder Woman standalone film has been underway for some time now, despite Gal Gadot’s character only just now making her onscreen debut this Friday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film will be a period piece set during the first World War, and following Diana during her time both in her Amazonian home world, and in the world of men.
With strong female castings like Robin Wright and Connie Nelson in the film along with Gadot as well, the Amazonian element of the film has perhaps been the most mysterious, and was notably absent from the small pieces of footage released several months ago.
The first official look at not only the Amazonian world, but also their costumes has been revealed online today though (via EW), featuring Gadot’s Diana Prince, her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and her two aunts, General Antiope (Robin Wright) and Antiope’s lieutenant, Menalippe (Lisa Loven Kongsli).
Check out the image below:
In addition, producer Charles Roven spoke about the film’s Amazonian world, teasing the following:
“Themyscira is influenced by the Greek but it’s clearly more then that. It’s a place that has the ‘you’ve never been to’ kind of feel. But once you’re there you’re not so sure you really want to leave so fast.”
In regards to the Amazons’ costumes as well, Jenkins spoke on why they chose to give the characters much more feminine armor than their male counterparts:
“To me, they shouldn’t be dressed in armor like men. It should be different. It should be authentic and real—and appealing to women.”
For any of you out there that are already jumping to point out the impractical footwear that Diana and her Amazonian comrades are wearing too (high heels), Jenkins is already way ahead of you:
“It’s total wish-fulfillment. I, as a woman, want Wonder Woman to be hot as hell, fight badass, and look great at the same time – the same way men want Superman to have huge pecs and an impractically big body. That makes them feel like the hero they want to be. And my hero, in my head, has really long legs.”
The report mentions that in the film, all three of the women are responsible for both raising and training Diana, who eventually becomes the greatest female warrior of all time, though they may not agree on their methods. Nelson’s Hippolyta believes that her daughter should be raised separate and isolated from the rest of the world, while Wright’s Antiope believes that she needs to be prepared for what lies outside of their own boundaries.
From the sounds of it as well, despite Dawn of Justice receiving mostly poor reviews from critics, Gadot’s Wonder Woman seems to be one of the few things about the film that all the reviews have praised, and personally, I’m looking forward to seeing what Jenkins and co. have up their sleeve with this one. I was impressed by the brief footage we saw from the film already, and considering how long overdue this Wonder Woman movie is, it’ll be interesting to see how well it lives up to expectations. As of right now though, this is easily one of DC’s most promising projects.
Wonder Woman is set to be released on June 23rd, 2017.
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