From: Suicide Squad vs. Justice League
From: Suicide Squad vs. Justice League
Wonder Woman has finally hit the big screen! After decades in comic books, television, animated movies, the Super Friends, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited and many others i’m probably forgetting, Wonder Woman has finally landed her own feature film. And it was a really good movie.
A few things I appreciated about the film right off the bat (see what I did there?) were the direction, cinematography and action choreography. Patty Jenkins should be applauded for taking this character, the mythos and location hopping and not turning it into one big commercial for the upcoming Justice Leauge movie. You definitely get your tie-ins to the larger DC universe, as shown in the first three scenes of the movie when a Wayne Enterprises armored truck pulls up to the Louvre museum in Paris and a note from Bruce Wayne, but that is it for the rest of the movie.
The movie is told as one complete tale that solely focuses on Wonder Woman and her journey from the relative safety of Themyscira, through the trenches of what I am assuming was the Somme and to the final climactic battle with the head of the German war machine in the grim and grey of World War I. She has a fully fleshed out character arc and I totally appreciate the care that went into crafting this tale.
Gal Gadot lights up the screen every time she appears and for all intents and purposes IS Wonder Woman. She is unfairly beautiful, emotive, charismatic, charming and you can tell she fully prepared physically for this role. She’s the best thing about the movie (as she should be) and I would argue that she was the best thing about Batman V Superman as well.
Chris Pine is Captain Kir– um, Steve Trevor, the dashing spy that crash lands in Themyscira and is the catalyst for Wonder Woman to leave her home and protect the world from the threat of war. Pine is great as usual, with his familiar Kirk swag, but he never outshines Gadot. A delicate balance struck by Patty Jenkins, to which more kudos should be given.
I don’t want to go into too much more detail about the movie for fear of spoiling some of the more exciting moments of the movie. Suffice to say, this is a film that should be experienced inside the theater.
So what are you waiting for?
Last night Warner Brothers and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, dropped a pair of trailers for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie! It looks awesome!
Wonder Woman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, with a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, from a story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, and David Thewlis. In Wonder Woman, after American pilot Steve Trevor crashes on the island of Themyscira and tells Diana Prince about World War I, Diana leaves her home to try to stop the war and becomes Wonder Woman.
Principal photography began in late November 2015 and wrapped in May 2016. Wonder Woman is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
Wonder Woman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Lisa Loven Kongsli and David Thewlis.
Principal photography began in late November 2015 and wrapped in May 2016. Wonder Woman is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017, in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.
From: Superman/Wonder Woman Part #7; Part 7 Fire Line (2016)
Writer – Peter J. Tomasi
Artist – Jorge Jimenez
Colorist – Alejandro Sanchez
Picture Source: Entertainment Weekly
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (center left)
Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta (Diana’s mother, center right)
Robin Wright as General Antiope (far right)
Lisa Loven Konglisi as Menalippe (General Antiope’s lieutenant, far left)
General Antiope and her lieutenant Menalippe are in charge of preparing and training Diana on the isolated island of Themyscira. They don’t always see eye to eye with her mother Hippolyta who looks to shelter Diana as long as she can.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is the origin story of young Diana Prince and how she transforms into Wonder Woman, the greatest Amazonian warrior of them all.
Wonder Woman is set for a June 23, 2017 release and also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy and Danny Houston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Said Taghmaoui and Elena Anaya in undisclosed roles.
The Rise of the Amazonians
From: The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 (2015-2016)
DC vs. Marvel Comics (issues #2–3 titled Marvel Comics vs. DC) was a comic book limited series crossover published by DC Comics (Detective Comics) and Marvel Comics from April to May 1996. The series was written by Ron Marz and Peter David, with art by Dan Jurgens and Claudio Castellini.
Two godly brothers who personify the DC and Marvel Universes become aware of the other’s existence, and challenge one another to a series of duels involving each universe’s respective superheroes. The losing universe would cease to exist. The story had an “out of universe” component in that, although there were eleven primary battles, five outcomes were determined by fan vote.
The six preliminary battles were:
There were five battles in which the outcomes were determined by the votes of fans:
Each side attained three victories in the preliminary battles and five battles were decided by fan vote, of which Marvel came out ahead with 3 wins to DC’s 2.
However, the storyline does not show one side as being victorious. As part of a last-ditch effort to save their worlds, the Spectre and the Living Tribunal were able to briefly force the “brothers” to resolve the situation by temporarily creating a new universe, called the Amalgam Universe, which is occupied by merged versions of many of the heroes (such as Dark Claw, a merging of the characters Batman and Wolverine).
An inter-dimensional character called Access eventually managed to restore the universes to their normal state with the aid of Batman and Captain America. The presence of the two heroes (essentially serving as the brothers in miniature, each being unique among their peers) forced the brothers to recognize how petty their disagreement truly was.
From: Wonder Woman #46
Here are some promo art of Wonder Woman wearing her cape, Ben Affleck’s Batsuit and Bat Armor, and the new Batwing in Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’
What do you guys think?
Directed by Zack Snyder. Cast includes Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto.
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is set for release on May 6th 2016.
[Courtesy of El Mayimbe]