Wonder Woman is known for her fierceness in combat, but she’s also known for being compassionate and understanding. The latter traits are one’s director Patty Jenkins doesn’t want to lose.
In an interview with Glamour Magazine, Jenkins was asked who her version of the character was, since there have been so many interpretations throughout the years. “I based her on the original comics and Lynda Carter’s [TV interpretation]. I followed the rules that I believe in: Wonder Woman doesn’t hurt people for fun. She doesn’t use violence unless she has to, and when she has to, she’s incredibly adept. Everybody assumes she has to be a badass. Of course, she has to be a badass. It was my duty to say being badass doesn’t mean she’s not loving, funny, warm, all those things.”
Jenkins has a complete vision of the character, one that includes a few different sides that will hopefully resonate with audiences above just the ‘power’ or “battle’ aspects. “Wonder Woman stands for being good, loving, truthful. I have an eight-year-old boy, and he’s like, “Mommy, I need the new Wonder Woman [doll].” He’s not embarrassed. It doesn’t occur to him that you don’t need Wonder Woman to come and kick ass for your storyline.”
While Wonder Woman isn’t afraid to draw her sword, she’s also been one of the constant sources of reason in the Justice League and amongst the DC trinity. It’s good to know that those aspects of the character are alive and well in the DCEU.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
The DCEU continues with Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.