You’d expect a certain amount of wonder from a film called Wonder Woman. You’d also expect it to be shot in wondrous locations, with things like pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Well, that’s exactly the case in DC’s latest superhero outing, as picturesque Italy provides the backdrop to the story. And if you book to see the film now, you could even find yourself exploring the country, taking tours of ancient Rome, paragliding over filming locations, visiting botanical gardens and setting sail to a paradise island. You’ll wonder how you got so lucky.
As for the film itself, much of it is shrouded in mystery, like a hidden Amazonian island, but here’s what we know so far.
It’s a flashback filmWe’ve already seen Diana Prince AKA Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) team up with Batman and Superman to fight a laser-eyed hell beast in 2016’s Batman v Superman, but now we’re going back in time to discover how the Amazonian warrior learnt to fight and acquired a lie detector whip (at least in the comics it makes people tell the truth). It’s set during WWI, meaning she’s been fighting the bad guys since before Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne was even a glint in his great grandfather’s eye.
Ares could be the real villainThe film being set during a world war is possibly the biggest sign that Wonder Woman will eventually square off her with her arch nemesis Ares, the god of war, who feeds on conflict like a twisted strategy game player. Aside from that, we know that after saving Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor from a plane crash, Diana leaves her island for a comparably grim-looking London to help end the war.
Slow. Motion. Action. Sequences.If the trailers are anything to go by, we can expect to see Wonder Woman nonchalantly deflecting bullets with her wrists in slow motion and heroically walking through battlefields in time to dramatic music. It’ll no doubt put the wonder in “I wonder why none of this is hitting her”. Her shield made of goddess metal will probably have something to do with it.
There’s more to come
Most of Wonder Woman will revolve around this World War I centred origin story, but we know from the second trailer’s opening shot and interviews with the film’s executive producer that we can expect to see modern scenes set post Batman v Superman. Later on this year, Wonder Woman returns alongside Batman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg in Justice League, so it’s likely there’ll be some clues for what to expect come November...
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