We are less than one month away for the highly anticipated summer release for Warner Bros. latest DC Films installment , Wonder Woman .
Warner Bros. and DC Films are off to a less than stellar start as critics ratings for their studio efforts haven’t been well received. Perhaps a character such as Wonder Woman who hasn’t been seen much on the big screen will provide Warner Bros. and DC Films with the jolt that it needs to to compete head to head with Disney and Marvel Studios in the Super Hero film genre.
We have seen Superman on the big screen numerous times, same goes for iconic characters such as Batman and The Joker. This leads to a problem with rebooting movie franchises. They are always compared for better or worse to the films preceding them.
Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in this Patty Jenkins directed film. Gal Gadot garnered criticism when she was cast in Batman V Superman for not being physically imposing like her comic book counterpart. However, in Batman V Superman she owned every scene she was in with her aura and beauty. Before Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter served as the Amazonian woman in the 1975-1979 television series. Gal doesn’t have the pressure of following a previous film version of herself as Ben Affleck in the role of Batman had in comparison to George Clooney and Christopher Nolan. The same goes for Jared Leto in Suicide Squad who had to follow the late Heath Ledger’s legendary performance as The Joker in the Dark Knight.
Gal doesn’t have that pressure and most importantly Patty Jenkins and screenwriters Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns don’t have the pressure of following a critically acclaimed Wonder Woman film as this is the first of its kind. As long as the writing and cinematography is on par, Wonder Woman should provide DC Films with its first counter punch to the success of its rival , Marvel Studios.
Check out the final trailer to Wonder Woman-Rise of the Warrior below :
Wonder Woman is in theaters around the world on June 2, 2017.