Given that it was almost universally agreed that Gal Gadot’s appearance as Wonder Woman was the principal saving grace of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ it’s hard to believe that not so long ago many vocal fans were questioning the Israeli model-turned-actress’s suitability for the role.
Having survived her baptism of fire, Gadot has just finished work on the ‘Wonder Woman’ solo movie, which is due in cinemas in less than eleven months time – and now, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we have four new looks at the star in action.
Quite why she appears to be in a garage in that first shot remains to be seen…
These first two action shots reveal a suit of armour which appears a fair bit brighter and more colourful than the superheroine’s ‘Batman V Superman’ attire.
It makes sense that her suit would be considerably less tarnished, given ‘Wonder Woman’ is set 100 years earlier during World War I, and sees the immortal Amazon princess Diana visit the mortal world for the first time.
(Or perhaps it’s just brighter because, y’know, everything in ‘Batman V Superman’ was excessively dark and grey…)
Next up, we see Gadot’s Diana side by side with her love interest, Steve Trevor, as played by Chris Pine.
It was rumoured the ‘Star Trek’ actor chose this role over that of Hal Jordan in a future ‘Green Lantern’ movie, although Pine has since refuted this.
Finally, we see Gadot on set with her director, Patty Jenkins.
Surprisingly, this will only be the second feature credit from Jenkins, previously responsible for the Oscar-winning ‘Monster’ with Charlize Theron.
‘Wonder Woman’ isn’t Jenkins’ first contact with the superheroes, however, as she infamously came close to directing Marvel’s ‘Thor: the Dark World,’ but was fired – and here, she replaces ‘Wonder Woman’s original director Michelle MacLaren, who reportedly left over creative differences.
As ‘Wonder Woman’ has a panel lined up for next week’s San Diego Comic Con, we wouldn’t be surprised if more new reveals come our way soon. The film itself is set to hit UK cinemas on 2 June 2017.
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