Superhero Saturday: ‘Wonder Woman’ with Gal Gadot premieres on HBO

It’s not about deserve.  It’s about what you believe in.  And she believes in love.  Men like Steve Trevor can save tomorrow, but she can save the world.  Only love can save the world.

This coming Saturday night, you’ll see why when “Wonder Woman” comes to HBO with Gal Gadot as the titular Amazonian warrior princess.  Last June, the movie lassoed the top spot with an $103 million domestic opening, a record for a female director like Patty Jenkins.  Winning the hearts and minds of critics and audiences, it went on to grossed over $800 million dollars worldwide.

Co-starring Chris Pine as spy and soldier Trevor, “Wonder Woman” serves as a bridge for her between 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”and last November’s “Justice League”.  The film follows Princess Diana of Themyscira leaving her homeland to help Trevor end the war of all wars in the world of man: World War I in London.  Fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves, Princess Diana begins her mission as the world’s finest of female superheroes: Wonder Woman, serving in the name of all that is good against the god of war Ares.

This isn’t the first time that Wonder Woman fought Ares, though.  She took him on in the “Justice League Unlimited” episode entitled “Hawk & Dove”, where Wonder Woman (voice of Susan Eisenberg) calls upon the two titular superhero brothers (voices of Fred Savage and Jason Hervey) to help her prevent a potential World War III in Kasnia when Ares sets out to start a civil war there with the aid of a machine called the Annihilator.

Make a hawk with dove, stop a war with love, make a liar tell the truth.  That is not only part of the core of Wonder Woman, but it is also part of the theme song of the iconic 1970s television series starring Lynda Carter.  It was forty years ago on February 10 that season two’s “Death in Disguise” aired, where Wonder Woman continues to put all her might on the side of right as government agent Diana Prince, whose assignment is protecting an industrialist from assassins.  You can still catch reruns of “Wonder Woman” as part of Me-TV’s “Sci-Fi Saturday Night”.

“Batman v. Superman” will signal as the lead-in for Wonder Woman, who continues to remain as the shining light for the DC Cinematic Universe with her beauty, strength, courage, compassion, and strong sense of justice.

 

 

 

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