Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice enters its third weekend in theaters today, and it has already become a bona fide box office blockbuster, taking in $270.5 million domestically and $720.8 million worldwide, from a $250 million budget. With that being said, it wasn't exactly a critical darling, with a Rotten Tomatoes score currently standing at 29%. However, even many of the haters found something to enjoy in the movie, with many praising Gal Gadot's work as Wonder Woman. The actress is currently filming her stand alone Wonder Woman movie in Italy, and in a recent interview with Digital Spy, she revealed that the movie will be quite dark, with a few moments of humor as well.
"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."
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice introduced Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, who Bruce Wayne discovers is more than 100 years old, after retrieving files from Lex Luthor's database. Gal Gadot teased last week that Wonder Woman will be quite different in her solo movie, since this project provides an origin story for this beloved character. Here's what the actress had to say, teasing that fans can expect a more naive Diana.
"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."
Gal Gadot will be joined by Chris Pine as her love interest, Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Diana's mother, Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as her aunt General Antiope and Lisa Loven Kongsli as Antiope's lieutenant, Menalippe. The cast also includes Ewen Bremner, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis and Saïd Taghmaoui in unspecified roles. What do you think about a "dark" Wonder Woman movie?