Right now, I think we can all agree there’s a lot riding on Wonder Woman. Not only is it the Amazon Princess’ first headlining gig in a live action film, but many are also looking to it to be the great redeemer for a DC Extended Universe that has thus far proven to be divisive. And if the latest trailer is any indicator, it may very well be.
Seeing as how the movie takes place during World War I and Diana herself is a born warrior, it comes as no surprise that much of the promotional material released to this point has maintained a focus on action. Likely having such things in mind, DC All Access co-host Whitney Moore had that very topic near the top of her list of things to discuss when having the opportunity to catch up with director Patty Jenkins at WonderCon.
Aside from having a firm grasp on the compassionate side of Wonder Woman, Jenkins is well aware of the superheroine’s combat prowess and gave some insight into the fight scenes that are clearly some of the film’s highlights. Interestingly enough, they seem to service the narrative as they’re all seen from Diana’s point of view and help change her understanding of the world. One thing we’ve all gleaned from thus far released footage is that she refuses to stand idly by when seeing such strife, to which Jenkins affirms with a “what am I gonna do about it?”
In addition to hearing about how her fellow Amazons helped to shape her in this coming of age story, a key component in her growth is no doubt that of her interaction with Steve Trevor. Quite frankly, the movie could fall apart if this aspect doesn’t work, but Jenkins assures us that Gal Gadot and Chris Pine have “magic chemistry” and that she hasn’t “seen a couple like this onscreen in a long time.”
Wonder Woman arrives in theaters on June 2.