Wonder Woman Gets Back To Her Roots Of Fighting A World War In The New Trailer

The story of the DC Cinematic Universe’s first hero, Princess Diana of Themyscira, gets ready to unfold.

Wonder Woman Gets Back To Her Roots Of Fighting A World War In The New Trailer

WHAT: The new trailer for Warner Bros/DC’s Wonder Woman.

WHO: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, and Robin Wright all appear in the trailer for Patty Jenkins’s film.

WHY WE CARE: The mixed track record of Warner Bros’ efforts to turn its stable of DC Comics heroes into a blockbuster cinematic universe comes into question here: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice disappointed, while Suicide Squad exceeded its box office expectations, if not the critical ones. Which puts a lot on Wonder Woman‘s shoulders, as the next film in the franchise to be released–and the first one to feature a solo hero. Of course, Princess Diana of Themyscira is joined by a ringer in Chris Pine, who plays American soldier Steve Trevor–and, as we learn in the trailer, the film centers around Trevor and Diana’s efforts to fight World War I in the period piece adventure. That’s a unique setting for a superhero movie, and the trailer shows off both the bullets-n-bracelets action that a Wonder Woman movie demands and a subtle sense of humor that might slot this one in nicely between the dour Dawn and the manic Squad.

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