Watch: The ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer Is Now Here To Infuse You With Hope
After much waiting and speculation the trailer for “Wonder Woman” just dropped at San Diego Comic-con and it looks like it will deliver the iconic goods we’ve all been hoping for. Starring the Israeli actress Gal Gadot of The Fast and the Furious as Diana Prince and the charming Chris Pine as Stephen Trevor, the film’s first trailer was unveiled on Saturday at Comic-Con to immediate praise.
Directed by Patty Jenkins best known for her work on the 2003 serial-killer thriller Monster, this will mark the first superhero film featuring a female protagonist that is also directed by a woman, which may explain why the trailer managed to make Diana Prince look like a fully-formed bad ass character and not a glorified sex-doll or condescending counterpart for a male superhero.
During the short time it’s allotted, the trailer manages to give viewers a nice sneak-peek at the quality of banter between Prince and Steve Trevor, at one point showing a shot where she genuinely asks him, “Are you a man?!” Only for Steve promptly respond, “Have you never met a man before? What about your father?” Diana shuts it down by revealing, “I had no father. I was brought to life by Zeus.”
Naturally, this elicited an emotional mic drop in the conversation that caused Steve to simply respond with, “Well, that’s neat.”
The responses from both Comic-Con attendees and the public at large showed that the trailer undoubtedly succeeded in piquing interest.
Aside from the general buzz generated by DC Comic and Justice League fans, one of the factors that makes the new Wonder Woman movie so exciting is the fact that director Patty Jenkins has been dreaming of directing this since she finished Monster in 2003, which means there is a deep emotional investment in the vision.
Also, this is exactly the type of role Gal Gadot has been actively seeking out. In a conversation with Interview, Gadot revealed that after working in Hollywood awhile, she was tired of auditioning for roles that perpetuated the same sexist tropes of female helplessness.
“I didn’t want to do the obvious role that you see in Hollywood most of the time,” she said, “which is the heartbroken girl who’s waiting to be rescued by the guy, blah, blah, blah.”
Even after just watching the trailer, it’s apparent that this role will be anything but demeaning and stereotypical. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we have to wait until June 2nd 2017 for the release of the full movie, but in the meantime we can lap up the scraps through the trailer.