There is a lot riding on Wonder Woman and her lasso of truth. Sure, it’s the first big female-led superhero movie (and could lead to many more similar films being put into production if it’s successful), but as part of the DCEU it could be the saving grace of the whole venture. Reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were poor and while Squad made a good return at the box office, BvS didn’t crack the $1billion mark the studio were hoping for.
Add to that much dissension in the ranks behind-the-scenes, whether to do with with a lighter tone wanted for Justice League; directors coming and going on The Flash, and the turbulent pre-production of The Batman, WB needs Wonder Woman to be a success. And despite some early negative reports of the film being “a mess”, the trailers thus far have been pretty impressive and we hope that it translates to the screen.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman opens in the UK on June 2nd.