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Time for some long-overdue Wonder Woman content ready, I think.
Our first bit of information comes in the form of co-star Chris Pine giving Gal Gadot’s lead some well deserved praise.
For far too long, the superhero genre has been dictated by male dominated action-adventure, with little emphasis on story-driven narrative.
On the Red Carpet of Wonder Woman’s premiere, Chris Pine spoke to Vanity Fair saying;
“We’ve seen stories told through the male prism a lot.
Men are not all that smart.
We tend to want to kill each other all the time, so it’s nice to finally have a fresh, female perspective with important themes.
To have a female superhero story that is about love and compassion and nurturing of life than the opposite is very important…”
Whilst the film has not properly been released yet, many of the early critic’s comments have echoed the same sentimentality and the fact that the movie is the first high-profile, female lead movie in years, the buzz around the movie is massive and will set the mark for the 2019 Captain Marvel movie, and the recently announced Spider-Man spin-off Silver and Black, a Sony production focusing on Spider-Man cohorts Black Cat and Silver Sable.
This is all great when you think that it very nearly never came to be, or at least not in the way we know it today.
During an interview segment with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, Gal Gadot confirmed how she very nearly quit acting altogether before she bagged the role of Wonder Woman.
Gadot mentioned how she;
“had so many ‘almosts’, and another camera test, and ‘it’s almost mine’”, she also commented on how she ended up dragging her family to Los Angeles, which is where she got the phone call from director Zack Snyder who wanted her to audition for a “secret role”.
She auditioned, went back to Israel to film an Israeli movie and it was then that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to continue acting.
From there, Gadot received a call from her agent telling her that the studio wanted her to do another camera test, even though she still didn’t know what the role was for.
2 days later, Gadot received a call from Snyder himself, who told her about the role of a lifetime, and I guess the rest is history.
Starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Danny Huston as General Ludendorff, Robin Wright as Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer, and David Thewlis as Ares, Wonder Woman tells the story of an Amazonian Princess who sets out to bring an early end to World War 1 after finding the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor who gets washed ashore on Themyscira.