At the MTV Movie and TV awards last night, Warner Bros. released the final trailer for Wonder Woman. The film is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and tells the origin of the Amazonian princess turned heroine taking place approximately a hundred years before the events of 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
The trailer happens to be the fourth trailer and surprisingly (thankfully) gives barely any of the plot points away. DC, after the critical misses of Batman V Superman (BvS) and Suicide Squad, appear to be delivering a more hopeful tone here, with plenty of levity in the trailer; an aspect many view had been lacking in the previous DCEU properties. If the trailer is any indication, Wonder Woman appears to have found a balance between the dark, realistic direction they were originally going for, with a more optimistic and lighter vibe.
The film’s director, Patty Jenkins, has already cited inspiration from Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman, and the trailer seems to reflect this, promising to deliver a hopeful and powerful heroine that will inspire a new generation. Whether or not this is successful, however, will have to wait until Wonder Woman arrives in cinemas next month.
Here’s the full 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 is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Hudson, Connie Nielsen, Lucy Davis and Ewen Bremner.
Wonder Woman storms into Australian cinemas on 1st June.