Earlier this week, Warner Bros. confirmed that they will be showcasing their highly-anticipated Wonder Woman at Comic-Con during their Hall H presentation on Saturday, July 23, which will also feature Suicide Squad, The LEGO Batman Movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Kong: Skull Island and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. While we don't know for sure, it's possible that the studio could unveil the first trailer for Wonder Woman. While we get ready for the convention, four new photos have surfaced featuring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.
The photos come courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who also got to speak with Gal Gadot about returning as Wonder Woman, after making her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Before Patty Jenkins was brought on to direct this superhero adventure, the studio was considering Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren. When asked why she thought it was important for a woman to direct this movie, Gal Gadot had this to say.
"I think it's important. It's a story about a girl becoming a woman. I think only a woman, who has been a girl, can be able to tell the story in the right way. All my life I've been working with male directors which I've really enjoyed. And I'm lucky in that I've worked with men who have a lot of respect for women. But working with a woman is a different experience. It feels like the communication is different. We talk about emotions. With Patty Jenkins, it's a thing now, we communicate with our eyes. She doesn't need to say a thing. If I'm hurt, she feels the pain. It's a whole different connection that I have with her. She's also brilliant, she's bright, she's fierce, she's sharp. She knows exactly what she wants Wonder Woman to be. For a long time, people didn't know how to approach the story. When Patty and I had our creative conversations about the character, we realized that Diana can still be a normal woman, one with very high values, but still a woman. She can be sensitive. She is smart and independent and emotional. She can be confused. She can lose her confidence. She can have confidence. She is everything. She has a human heart."
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot 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 in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers...and her true destiny. When asked about how big the responsibility of playing Wonder Woman truly is, the actress had this to say, sharing a story about her young daughter.
"It is a big responsibility. We knew we wanted to tell a story that would inspire people: women, men, boys, and girls. And we didn't want to just show a generic story of a superhero coming of age. We wanted her to be full and whole. This is the first time we are telling this story and I feel like for so many boys, they have great role models to work with. They have Superman and Batman and Spiderman and the list goes on and on. And they are strong and almighty and they are positive and active and proactive. For girls, I just had a conversation with my daughter, Alma, and she was saying something about the prince she saw in Sleeping Beauty and she was saying he's brave and he's strong. And I said what about the princess and she said, she's weak. And I said, what do you think of that. And she's 4, my daughter. And she said, she shouldn't be weak. And I said why do you think she's weak, and she said, she's sleeping the entire movie and the prince comes and kisses her and saves her. She didn't do anything. I feel that I've got the opportunity to set a great role model for girls to look up to a strong, active, compassionate, loving, positive woman and I think it's so important. It's about time that somebody will do that and I'm very privileged and honored to be the one."
Production wrapped back in May, with Warner Bros. setting a June 2, 2017 release date for Wonder Woman. The cast also includes Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy and Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and Elena Anaya in unspecified roles. Be sure to check back next weekend for all of the updates on Wonder Woman from Comic-Con. Until then, check out these images below.