WON­DER WOMAN

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The Pitch: Amazonian princess Diana ( Gal Gadot) gets her first stand­alone ad­ven­ture, and with her on­screen ori­gin con­firmed as match­ing DC’s New 52 ver­sion ( where she’s the daugh­ter of Zeus), ex­pect ma­jor mytho­log­i­cal may­hem galore.

The Prom­ise: The first su­per­hero block­buster for over a decade to fo­cus on a fe­male character, Won­der Woman will at­tract mas­sive at­ten­tion. There’s a pas­sion­ate fan­base that’s been wait­ing for a WW movie for years, but they could eas­ily turn on the film if it’s not up to snuff ( as hap­pened with 2011’ s abortive TV pi­lot). Re­cent ru­mours sug­gest this could be a 1920s- set ori­gin story, and Warner has locked in a fe­male di­rec­tor in the shape of Game Of Thrones/ Break­ing Bad veteran Michelle MacLaren. But her work isn’t ev­ery­thing: it’ll take a tal­ented writ­ing team for Won­der Woman to truly shine, and not just end up as “Generic War­rior Vixen: The Movie”…

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