Stealing the show in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the new film is nothing if not an exciting teaser for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman solo movie which will also give us a proper look at the character’s Amazonian heritage.
A new cast photo from the Patty Jenkins-directed feature has gone online at EW showcasing three other members of that all-female warrior race – from L to R: Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe who helps raise Diana, Gadot herself, Connie Nielsen as Diana’s mother Queen Hippolyta, and Robin Wright as Diana’s Aunt General Antiope.
Jenkins spoke with the magazine about the design of the costumes with the aim of making it appealing to women, which includes the raised heels: “It’s total wish-fulfillment. 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.”
The photo is also a glimpse at Themyscira itself which was shot using exotic coastlines around Italy and Southern China. Producer Charles Roven says: “Themyscira is influenced by the Greek but it’s clearly more then that. It’s a place that has the ‘you’ve never been to’ kind of feel. But once you’re there you’re not so sure you really want to leave so fast.”
Gadot herself has spoken about the differences between the version of the character we see in ‘Dawn od Justice’ and the one on offer here: “There’s only so much I can say. But… the Wonder Woman you’re going to see in “Batman v Superman” is a very different Wonder Woman that you will see in the standalone movie. The Wonder Woman that you see in “Batman v Superman” is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before. When she starts this journey, she’s very pure. She’s more naive, she’s this young idealist who does not really understand the complexities of life and the complexities of men.”
“Wonder Woman” will be released June 23rd 2017.