‘Wonder Woman’ won’t just feature one strong female warrior…
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve been given our first glimpse at the women of ‘Wonder Woman’… including the iconic superheroine’s mother, Queen Hippolyta, as well as her warrior aunts, General Antiope and Lieutenant Menalippe
And let’s be honest – you wouldn’t want to mess with them.
According to EW, these awesome and iconic DC characters are responsible for raising Wonder Woman on the island of Themyscira… and it seems they’re rather protective.
“Hippolyta, a revolutionary leader, longs to shelter her beloved daughter from the outside world,” they explained. “But Antiope, the Amazon responsible for Diana’s training, wants to prepare her.”
Alongside Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in this exclusive new image, we find Queen Hippolyta (played by Connie Nelson)… and joining them are her two aunts, General Antiope (played by Robin Wright) and Antiope’s lieutenant, Menalippe (played by Lisa Loven Kongsli).
“She is the only child they raised together,” said the film’s director, Patty Jenkins. “And their love for her manifests in a different way for each of them.”
Of course, the look and feel of these Amazonian warriors practically channels ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’… and considering the Greek origins of Wonder Woman and her Amazonian pals, it really isn’t much of a surprise.
But what about their awesome, period costumes?
“To me, they shouldn’t be dressed in armor like men,” said Jenkins “It should be different. It should be authentic and real—and appealing to women.”
And that’s why they’re sporting some kick-ass boots.
“It’s total wish-fulfillment,” she explained. “I, as a woman, want Wonder Woman to be hot as hell, fight badass, and look great at the same time—the same way men want Superman to have huge pecs and an impractically big body. That makes them feel like the hero they want to be. And my hero, in my head, has really long legs.”
‘Wonder Woman’ heads to cinemas on 23 June 2017.
Picture Credit: Warner Bros.