On Friday, Entertainment Weekly (EW) has lassoed new pictures of the upcoming “Wonder Woman” film with Gal Gadot literally bracing for battle with her bulletproof bracelets: readying to wield her sword to fight for what’s right and might in the world of man against the forces of evil. The 31-year-old actress made her debut as the Amazonian warrior princess opposite Ben Affleck’s Bat of Gotham and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which also helped celebrate 75 years of Wonder Woman as a symbol of female empowerment, sisterhood, truth, love, equality, peace, and justice. As the world’s finest of female superheroes, Wonder Woman is part of the dawn of the Justice League: completing the trinity with founding members Superman and Batman.
“She’s all for good, she fights for good, she believes in great. I want to be her,” Gal said in her interview with EW. “And in ‘Wonder Woman,’ she has this naivete in her. It isn’t stupid, it’s magical. I would want to be naive like that again.”
Directed by Patty Jenkins, moviegoers will not only see Diana Prince/Wonder Woman as good, kind, compassionate and loving, but they will also see a “young idealist” who gets a lesson on “the complexity of mankind” from Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), a soldier who will gradually become Wonder Woman’s ally and love interest.
“It’s a story about a girl becoming a woman,” Gal continued. “I think only a woman [like Patty], who has been a girl, can be able to tell the story in the right way. … [Patty] knows what exactly what she wants “Wonder Woman” to be. … Diana can still be a normal woman, one with very high values. but still a woman. She can be sensitive. She is smart and independent and emotional. She can be confused. She can lose her confidence. She can have confidence. She is everything. She has a human heart. … I feel that I’ve got the opportunity to set a great role model for girls to look up to a strong, active, compassionate, loving, positive woman and I think it’s so important. It’s about time that somebody will do that and I’m very privileged and honored to be the one.”
“Wonder Woman” is set for June 2, 2017.
In the meantime, though, catch the adventures of Lynda Carter as the original “Wonder Woman” with reruns every Saturday night on Me-TV.