And now an ‘Origin’ trailer has been released, but while I’ll go and see this on its release, the more trailers and clips I see, the less I’m impressed. Even the ‘comedic’ bit at the end of this trailer feels a bit lame.
Anyhoo, this time, she’s portrayed by Gal Gadot, star of four of the Fast and Furious movies, as well as Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice where she clearly made her mark, so hopefully that’s her introduction out of the way and we won’t need to waste an hour in her own film telling us what we already know.
While this is an origins movie, it looks far more interesting than most of them out there, in this film which is directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster), and which also stars Robin Wright, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Ewen Bremner and Danny Huston.
I just hope it doesn’t last two-and-a-half hours and manages to keep to a lean two hours like Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
I am interested in the fact that the IMAX version will reportedly have some footage shot in 1.44:1, since this portion has been shot on 70mm film, but digital presentations can only open up to 1.90:1 so you’ll still miss out, and even when 1.44:1 footage is available, it depends on whether cinemas will actually GET that version. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens had one scene in that format, BUT it was only available to THREE cinemas in the UK, clearly because Disney are complete cheap-asses. If I’d known this before I booked my ticket, I’d have gone with the regular non-IMAX version in Manchester. Conversely, BvS *was* shown in 70mm IMAX, there.
Wonder Woman is released in the UK on June 2nd 2017, same day as the US, and 3 weeks ahead of its original date.
Check out the trailer below and click on the above image for the full-size version: