13 May, 2017
Unlike the first official trailer, it's fun and raucous ... and so amusing, actually! Trailers usually range in the 2-3 minute mark so this is short. Wonder Woman's new spot begins with Diana explaining her supernatural origins to Steve Trevor.
Now onto the good stuff about the trailer. That, in turn, is what raises the stakes and suspense in the subsequent action footage, which shows Spider-Man trying to restore his former glory and return to the status quo the trailer established so quickly. I know it's too soon to tell, but this is a promising start.
Just a few days ago, Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins each shared a new 30-second teaser from Wonder Woman, tweeting the clips for their followers. "You don't want her to be an automaton or someone we don't relate to". Penthesilea fights mightily at first, but then is struck and drops to her knee.
Another great moment from the trailer was hearing some of her backstory. In her recent book, "The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World", Stanford University scholar Adrienne Mayor gathers evidence for the existence of nomadic hunter-warrior horsewomen of ancient Scythia, the vast territory stretching from the Black Sea to Mongolia. Also, there was the fact that no one had done her story and the fact that I love her.
I'm fully convinced that someone out there is listening to us. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The interactions between Diana/Wonder Woman and Steve are some of the best because she's either saving his butt or educating him on something. But when she found out it went to Gadot, she gave a huge sigh of relief. It will be cool to see how their dynamic played out on screen.
A lot of expectation is riding on "Wonder Woman", especially given that this will be the first DC Comics film that will be released following "Suicide Squad" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", both of which were critically panned.
"Wonder Woman", starring Gal Gadot, arrives in theaters on June 2.
A new Wonder Woman action figure has surfaced for the Amazon, Menalippe, which includes the weapons for the Ares build-a-figure.
"Of course she won't end up representing everyone, but I hope she represents men and women".