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Here’s Our First Look at ‘Wonder Woman’

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We saw her all too briefly in the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but last night (January 20) brought our first look at Gal Gadot in Patty Jenkins’ 2017 Wonder Woman movie.

“Wonder Woman’s one of the greatest superheroes out there, but people don’t know her origin story the way they know Batman’s origin story, or Superman’s origin story,” DC’s Chief Officer Geoff Johns told director Kevin Smith. And it’s true, a lot of people picture Lynda Carter’s skirt-suited portrayal in the 1970s and aren’t aware that she was an Amazonian warrior princess. But the movie will tell the story of how she came to answer an inner call to save mankind.

Marvel’s been dominating the comic book movie game for a long time, with the only true exception being the Batman franchise (sorry, Superman). But rival publisher DC Comics plans to change all that within the next two years: There’s Suicide Squad, which is receiving an avalanche of hype and fan adoration for a film that’s not out until August, Batman v Superman kicks it all off in March 25 and Gadot’s Wonder Woman finally gets her own feature-length film in 2017.

The CW already has a tight grip on TV audiences with hits including Smallville (RIP), Arrow and The Flash (though none of the small-screen heroes, including the Suicide Squad in Arrow, star in the feature films). DC, The CW and the feature films are all owned by Warner Bros. in come capacity, making the network another promo arm for the upcoming blockbusters.

Wonder Woman co-stars Chris Pine and Robin Wright, and it’s due in theaters June 23, 2017.

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