Wonder Woman TV Spot Recuts Comic-Con Footage


Comic-Con attendees were the first to see footage from Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC venture Wonder Woman, which holds the lofty distinction of being the first modern superhero blockbuster to be toplined by a female protagonist, but that initial preview has long since been released online. And now, WB is going a step further by recutting the video for a strangely early extended TV spot (remember, the pic’s not out until next year).

What the clip lacks in fresh material it makes up for in momentum and slick execution – seeing the TV spot drives home what an effective first look the studio gave this movie, from the killer action money-shots to some entertaining banter between Amazonian princess Diana Prince and her love interest, downed pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). There’s a lot riding on Wonder Woman, both as an introduction to a key player in the DC sandbox and as a step into a lighter-than-BvS, yet still dramatically fertile genre for WB/DC.

Much has been made of the movie’s jumping between decades, which will be necessary to provide an origin story for the character while still bringing her up to the modern setting of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Luckily, it looks like the film will be spending most of its time with Wonder Woman’s early brushes with humankind, and out of Gotham.

Patty Jenkins (Monster) sat behind the camera on the blockbuster, which also stars Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Robin Wright (House of Cards), and Lucy Davis (The Office). Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, and Saïd Taghmaoui all also have roles.

Wonder Woman opens June 2, 2017.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

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