Not even 24 hours after they showed off their beautiful and powerful poster for Wonder Woman they release the the first trailer too. My, my, my…does it look incredible.

It looks absolutely nothing like the washed out, dark and bleak movies of Zak Snyder and David Goyer (Nolan’s Batman trilogy was justifiably dark — he’s the Dark Knight for Pete’s sake! It’s in the name!) who managed to deliver one of the divisive films in recent history in Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice. Instead what we get here is a heroines story told from the perspective of everyone she meets and fights when she is promoted by her sisters to venture into the world of men for a mission, all while set to the brutal backdrop of the second World War.

Washed ashore on a mysterious and secluded island, pilot and lone survivor Steve Trevor is happened upon by an incredibly beautiful and curious woman. She has never seen a man before and he has likely seen many women but none like her. She is a warrior maiden borne from the blood and dust of the almighty Zeus himself, from Themiscyra, an island inhabited only by women. Taking him in to heal, something forbidden by their laws and traditions, she reveals the details of her life and history. Her curiosity of the world outside the islands walls compels her to leave and see the world with Trevor but soon trouble finds her and takes her on an adventure, showing the world who she is and what skills and powers she can utilise at her disposal.

If done right this could be a very different kind of DC movie and rightly so, as the male dominated Batman and Superman films have showed that the heavyweight heroes of their calibre are losing interest from fans and the genre needs more variety. Especially in story and shooting style.

If this trailer is anything to go by it may be the very thing that turns the tide on bringing fans back to the DC fold.

WONDER WOMAN
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Written by: William M. Marston (Wonder Woman creator), Allan Heinberg (screenplay)
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Neilsen, Robin Wright, Danny Houston
Released: 2nd June 2017

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