By now, you’re likely well aware that Wonder Woman has debuted to much acclaim from both critics and audiences alike. Should you have seen it for yourself, you may very well be in agreement. But, if you also happen to be a fan of the source material, you’d know that a key component in making the film work was getting the character of Diana Prince right.
For me, it’s not just the kickass fighting scenes that worked so well, but the fact that Gal Gadot nailed her character’s quality of having a genuine sense of love and compassion for other beings. In fact, Zack Snyder, the very director who first brought the icon to the big screen with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, commented on Diana’s traits in the book Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film:
“She offers a unique opportunity to speak to what it is to be a strong, powerful, independent woman. It’s a glance that is necessary in the world, as well as the way that we represent heroes onscreen. Having that equal representation of male and female energy is really important to me. I love that there’s a purity to Wonder Woman. She doesn’t have the broken past, she’s not seeking revenge on people that wronged her. She can just be a hero.”
When you put it that simply, Wonder Woman is indeed set apart from the other members of the Justice League, which is populated by several heroes who have actually been marred by tragedy. That said, it should be interesting to see how Snyder’s able to get them to play off each other when DC’s premier superhero team storms theatres this November.
From what we’ve seen, Wonder Woman and Batman had pretty good chemistry in BvS, something that’s carrying over into Justice League and, quite frankly, it needs to since they seem to be the two in the front seat as it were. Let’s just hope that Diana’s good nature continues rubbing off on everyone else, bringing the sense of optimism moviegoers loved in her solo flick, not to mention mirroring the tone of the Rebirth comics.
Source: Screen Rant