won­der woman

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DI­REC­TOR Patty Jenk­ins STARS Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Con­nie Nielsen, Robin Wright RE­LEASED 23 June 2017

IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE It’s a movie with a ton of pres­sure on the mus­cu­lar Ama­zo­nian shoul­ders of new­comer Gal Gadot: not just the first su­per­hero block­buster di­rected by a woman ( Mon­ster’s Patty Jenk­ins) but the first su­per­hero block­buster with a fe­male lead. The World War One set­ting is an in­trigu­ing de­par­ture from the well- worn ’ 40s mi­lieu of the orig­i­nal comics – we’re promised a trenches- era pe­riod epic, packed with ex­tras – while Star Trek’s Chris Pine brings full- beam charm to rogu­ish love in­ter­est Steve Trevor.

SE­CRET ORI­GINS Speed’s San­dra Bul­lock was ap­proached to wield the lasso of truth back in 2001, when a Won­der Woman movie was first in de­vel­op­ment.

SU­PER POWER From Lucy to The Hunger Games there’s a clam­our for fe­male- led ac­tion fran­chises. This feels like the cul­tural sweet spot for the DC demigod­dess to fi­nally hit the screen.

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