Wonder Woman is coming to a cinema near you, but she’s come a long way since I first saw her played by Lynda Carter in the ’70s TV series, even though she’s been played by many more actresses over the years.
This time, she’s portrayed by Gal Gadot. Who? Yes, that was my question, too, but then I haven’t seen any of the Fast and Furious movies, and she’s been in the last four of those. However, I did see her pop up in the second trailer for Batman V Superman, 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.
However, this film of her own isn’t out for some time so why the trailer so soon? We won’t be getting BvS until March 25th, so this is all getting ahead of itself.
Thhe film is directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) and also stars Robin Wright, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Ewen Bremner and Danny Huston.
As for the trailer, there really wasn’t much to excite me here, whereas her appearance in BvS was much more intriguing. However, what IS of interest in the meantime is that apparently the IMAX version will 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.
Wonder Woman is released in the US on June 23rd 2017, with the UK date yet to be confirmed.
Check out the trailer below and click on the above image for the full-size version:
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