First footage from stand-alone ‘Wonder Woman’ released: are you into this?


Warner Bros./DC Comics is coming to play! After the not-great reaction to the full-length trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros quietly waited to drop trailers/footage of two more of their properties. Yesterday, they dropped the full-length Suicide Squad trailer (which I covered earlier) AND some early footage from Wonder Woman. Suicide Squad is actually coming out this year (in August), but Wonder Woman doesn’t come out until June 2017. It’s really, really early to talk about this, I’m just saying.

But we will be seeing Wonder Woman (the character) in Batman v. Superman, and maybe Warner Bros is trying to make some kind of power move. Marvel has been criticized a lot over the past year in particular for being a total sausage party – while Black Widow is included in dude-superhero franchises, Marvel refuses to even acknowledge that there might be room to make a stand-alone Black Widow film. Marvel also refuses to sell Black Widow merchandise. So maybe DC sees an opening: remind everyone that they’re not scared of including prominent, powerful superheroines in their films, and that they believe in Wonder Woman so much that they’re giving her a stand-alone film (a film directed by a woman). Anyway, here’s the first footage from Wonder Woman. The clip aired on the CW, and the guy introducing it is Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics.

I’m okay with this. I’m not in love with it. But after seeing Spiderman and Batman’s origin stories portrayed endlessly in film after film, I’m okay with seeing Wonder Woman’s origin story, because I really don’t know it. Here’s a question for the DC-loonies: Is Wonder Woman ageless? Or does she live forever? It feels like some of the costumes indicate that the setting is not modern at all. So how many decades will this film span?

As for Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman… I’m still feeling kind of meh on it. I’ll wait to see what she’s like. Maybe she’ll blow everybody away. Or maybe not.


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  1. Ugh says:

    Gotta have that ass shot #feminism.

    Also, way to refer to all of humanity as “men” in your co-optation of feminism promo video. Idiots.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Same as the ass shot of Margot Robbie, it was trending all over Twitter. Can we get an ass shot of Cavil too? Chris Evans? RDJ?

      I have no idea if Gadot is a good actress, but she’s meh in this preview. So hopefully it’s just the preview & the trailer is better. It looks ok maybe it’s because it’s an origin story & hopefully it gets better a la Captain America Winter Soldier.

      • uninspired username says:

        There are ass shots of Chris Evans in the movies. And Thor is sometimes shirtless for no reason, lol.

      • Lizzie McGuire says:

        @uninspired username I demand more ass shots of Chris Evans & co. like randomly put an ass shot in the trailer of Civil War. Requesting Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, RDJ, & Sebastian Stan.

      • V4Real says:

        @Lizzie love your dirty mind.

  2. Mia4s says:


    As you say, after Marvel’s lame job with female characters there is room for DC to trump them. Big time.

    • V4Real says:

      Marvel will soon have its female lead with Ms. Marvel but even the females in a supporting cast has been shown as strong, not some damsel in distress. Black Widow, Scarlett Witch and soon to be Wasp are all strong female characters.

      • FLORC says:

        Thank You V4Real
        Marvel has strong leading female. Just not a movie centered around a single strong leading female.

        I do love Agent Carter, but i understand it’s just a tv show :/

        DC/WB can put out a female centered film, but as I and others are pointing out this may be a film that has stripped the leading female from what made her amazing to just a thin girl with cleavage fighting with guys. The brains have yet to be displayed. The costume however. Tight!

  3. Fee says:

    Looms good, better than I thought. I wasn’t into it thinking how the original looked n how cartoonish it would transfer to screen but this is soooo much better

  4. Green Is Good says:

    I’ve been a fan of Wonder Woman forever. So I’m. (Comicbook fan here)

    • Wentworth Miller says:

      My cousin is a Wonder Woman S.T.A.N.!!!!! She has Wonder Woman eeeeeverything! One year her now husband proposed to her, on Christmas. She said yes. No big deal. Her next gift from her daughter was an autographed photo and a ton of WW merch. She cried. It was the funniest thing, ever.
      This Christmas I found a WW apron for her (even though she doesn’t really cook). The pictures are all over Facebook n Ig.
      She’s crazy!

  5. uninspired username says:

    “Is Wonder Woman ageless? Or does she live forever? It feels like some of the costumes indicate that the setting is not modern at all. So how many decades will this film span?”

    She is. Amazons are basically immortal.

    At least part of the movie is going to be set in WW1 era.

    • FLORC says:

      Came to answer that too.
      Wonder Woman is immortal in a way of she will age extremely slowly and then hit a point where she appears to not age much at all if we follow movie logic. Like once she hits her early 20’s everything slows down to a near full stop.

      She can die if mortally wounded. Outside of that level of harm she’s as good as immortal. After all. Her species is an Amazon Goddess.

    • Mia V. says:

      I guess, I’m not sure cause I’m not a huge fan, that an american pilot crashes into the island of Themyscira, where the amazons live, and help the amazons fight some men, during WW2. The pilot name is Diana and the queen of the amazons name her daughter, Wonder Woman, Diana after this pilot.

  6. TimeTraveller says:

    The casting of the bag of bones Gal Galdot was a huge mistake.

    I love supporting female lead movies but at no point will I be seeing this movie.

    • FLORC says:

      They started to lose me on this when production was halted for her bolt ons could be attached and settled before shooting.

      • PennyLane says:

        Working with the right trainer, she could easily have put on ten pounds of muscle and another couple of pounds of fat for this movie and looked incredibly gorgeous – and that would have given her boobs, too (real ones!).

      • FLORC says:

        I moonlight as a Personal Trainer and yes I agree. Some ladies go the easier route though. And it requires little upkeep. Unlike adopting a healthier lifestyle.

    • Anne tommy says:

      She looks like a Kardashian. Not my idea of Amazonian.

      • Diana says:

        not feeling it either. I also used to work near her husband’s hotel and saw her many times. She really is skinny and I think she had indeed implants for the role.

    • raincoaster says:

      She sounds like an ashtray speaking. And I’m not seeing a lot of energy or intensity there.

  7. Neelyo says:

    If there’s an invisible jet, she uses the lasso of truth and occasionally exclaims, ‘Great Hera!’, then i’ll be there.

    And I can’t tell anything from that footage, they need to turn on some lights.

  8. KB says:

    There is Black Widow merchandise available now. And I think I read something about Target being responsible for those superhero sets (Avengers w/o BW and Star Wars w/o Rey). Although that doesn’t explain the lack of other options.

    And Captain Marvel is going to be their first female superhero movie. It’s in development, coming out two years after Wonder Woman.

    I’m okay with it taking so long, 1. Because I think Black Panther is just as important, 2. I think they’ll do it better than DC, and 3. I have no interest in watching a Black Widow movie.

  9. Farhi says:

    She looks like Daisy Ridley #2 to me. But people said that Daisy turned out to be good in the Star Wars ( I am yet to watch). So hoping for the best here.

    • Marguerite says:

      No spoilers, Daisy Ridley was one of, scratch that, she was THE best part of The Force Awakens. Go see it!!! 😍

    • Betti says:

      She wasn’t good, passable at best and wooden the rest – her problem was she was forcing it, hence why she had an almost perm constipated face for the 2nd part of the movie.

      John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaacs hair were the best parts of that movie.

    • FLORC says:

      Daisy was good. Fine even.
      I agree with Betti’s thoughts on who was great in that film.

      And go see it!

  10. missmerry says:

    I just love Wonder Woman. I’ve never read the comics, but just reading her wiki page, she’s a badass. She’s impressive. She’s tough as hell. She can and has done everything, is capable of so much.

    The only thing I’ve seen about her is like one episode of the Justice League cartoon where it’s about her origin story on the island (I think, someone else was watching it and I got sucked in b/c of Wonder Woman), and I’ve been reading about her ever since.

    I really hope this is good.

  11. FLORC says:

    This trailer is highlighting WW as pretty, likes fashion, thin, and good enough morals to do good just because it’s right. That’s not enough. That’s a character from a rom com.
    The test will be the story line which I suspect will be on Pine to bring the chemistry and talent.

    If they overdo it with doom/gloom and WW on her knees gathering the strength to rise up while we get a shot of her cleavage Zack Snyder needs to be officially banned from ruining anymore movie adaptions from comics.

    BTW. WW is of a Warrior culture, but she’s brilliant in sciences. She’s a healer above all else. Defender. I’m not seeing this strong and large part of her character come out. Just pretty girl who can fight.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Your last point is the fact that took WW out of the “fighting chick” zone and into a developed character for me. I bet that they leave that totally out or just pay it lip service. That’s the part that can really elevate her character but the studios might think that that’s a hard sell to the audience.

      • FLORC says:

        Yea. No one wants to see a strong and smart woman be the lead.
        It bothers me a lot since if this is removed outside of lip service she’s simply not WW.

  12. InvaderTak says:

    Lots of random thoughts for me: That opening shot looks straight out of LOTR and the Amazons look like they got their clothes and armor from Asgard’s yard sale. Knockoffs galore there. They still didn’t give her a full suit of armor! OMG they keep saying they want rill womenz in comic book movies but never take out the stupid armor! They updated it anyway so why is there so much skin showing? At least Black Widow got that right. The plot sounds super iffy. I hope Afflac is kept to a minimum. Chris Pine wins the best sound bite award just because it was so perfectly rehearsed it was forgettable but didn’t make me eye roll. Seriously, even GG was making me eye roll. Stop trying so hard it only causes doubt.

    Wonder if they’ll address the fact the WW is a minority woman when she’s traveling around in those period shots or if they’ll ignore that altogether and have her walk around like she’s a white man. Those shots also look like knockoffs of agent Carter. They have to know that this movie would be compared to all of those things so hopefully a full preview stands out better. I hope they made the fight sequences realistic but I’m not hopeful. So, bottom line: I don’t think this preview/sound bite clip did them any favors. it confirms to me like they failed to understand and change some of the major problem with the male created female comic book heroes (THE ARMOR FOR INSTANCE CAN”T DO WITHOUT THE MALE GAZE) but gave WW a modern (IDK about feminist) veneer.

    • FLORC says:

      It’s not Wonder Woman. They’ve stripped everything away it appears that made her strong and sexy to only leave plain and without mystery.

      WW is a great character and a strong female lead. Although, it appears to have a female lead in a movie WBros had to make her little more than eye candy in simpy armour.
      Maybe if I had no idea of who Wonder Woman was I could enjoy this.
      I’ll see it at Red Box because Chris Pine is a forever dong.

  13. flybaby says:

    My 16 year old son was walking by the tv one day when a shot of Lynda Carter as wonder woman came on. The double take was awesome. Lol

  14. Kelly says:

    Grey. That’s what I got out of the footage they showed. Once again in a DC movie there is no color or daylight.

  15. Rockin Robin says:

    I am very excited. Its about time we had a WW movie! She looks great and I will be watching.

  16. Alarmjaguar says:

    I’ll watch it in theaters because 1) I’m a huge WW fan and 2) as we’ve been saying in the #oscarsowhite threads, we need to support projects that offer broader representation (in this case gender, not race) in order for more to be made. If this fails, the powers-that-be won’t say it failed b/c of the (very good) reasons people are offering above, but because female superheroes don’t sell, or female leads can’t carry a movie, or female directors just can’t cut it. It isn’t perfect, but we need to start somewhere.

    • InvaderTak says:

      So Gal G being Israeli and of (apparent) Middle Eastern descent means nothing?

    • FLORC says:

      I’ll support talent. If they aren’t right for a role I won’t support it because of their gender or ethnicity. And some blame goes to casting. The rest goes to the actual actor they casted.

      And a part of me IS a Huge WW fan. Which is leaning against not going at this point. Mainly because this appears to be a version loosely based on Wonder Woman that is more appealing to young boys and those who find a woman who’s true power lies in her intelligence less appealing.
      Otherwise they can play up what makes her so beloved as a character. Her Brains. Anything shorter isn’t WW. I want strength and problem solving.

  17. Miss M says:

    I am rooting for Gal Gadot!

    • rose says:

      me too. I understand the concern but the hate she got was so sexiest. Hope she’s proves those wrong. Im rooting hard for her and the film

      • FLORC says:

        How was it sexist? Emma Stone didn’t look the part of a half asian in Aloha, but she was casted. I think Gal was casted when she doesn’t fit the character here.

      • Miss M says:

        Why she doesn’t fit the character?! lack of curves?
        She is tall, strong and gracious. I think these characteristics may help her become a good WW. Lynda Carter was skinny with boobs and no butt. So, I don’t understand the criticism towards Gal. They are both gorgeous on their own with different body types.
        I truly hope Gal knocks out of the park!

  18. Emma - The JP Lover says:

    @Kaiser …

    Did you ever watch the “Wonder Woman” TV series with Linda Carter and Lyle Waggoner as Colonel Steve Trevor? They spent one season in the early 1900’s and the rest of the series in 1975 (the series last 4 or 5 years). Lyle Waggoner played Steve Trevor in the 1900’s and his grandson, Colonel Steve Trevor, in the 1970’s.

    Like the TV series, it appears in the upcoming DC film Chris Pine plays both his grandfather, who meets Wonder Woman during World War I, ‘and’ Colonel Steve Trevor (the grandson) who meets Wonder Woman in the present. Half of the film will be spent in the early 1900’s and the second half will be spend in the current time.

    Things have changed since I read Wonder Woman comics in the 1960’s, so I explored the “Wonder Woman” Wikipedia site for us both. It will be interesting to see which ‘origin’ story DC following in the film. Here is an excerpt and the link:

    “In this new timeline, Wonder Woman is no longer a clay figure brought to life by the magic of the gods, but the goddess daughter of Queen Hippolyta and Zeus, king of the Greek Gods. Her original origin is revealed as a cover story to explain Diana’s birth as a means to protect her from Hera’s wrath.”

  19. Betti says:

    The fact that they cast a former model who was in one of the Fast and Furious movies has put me right off – didn’t any proper actresses audition. WW is an intelligent, strong female character – to do her justice requires someone with acting chops and not just a nice ass with a big rack. But then again, look what Snyder did to Queen Gorgo in 300 with Lena Heady – great actress and the character had soo much potential but he effed it up. Considering the way that Margot Robbie is chewing the scenery with Harley Quinn, the pressure is on Gadot to deliver. Maybe they should have cast Robbie as WW.

    • FLORC says:

      Snyder annoys me to no end when it comes to onscreen female roles. He’s like the Michael Bay that hasn’t learned how to make a passable film, but still thinks women should have a place… and it’s not eye level.

      I liked Margot’s HQ. Yes, she appeared to be over compensating. Still, she was the best part of that imo.

      • Betti says:

        Its a shame but he plays to the fan boys fantasies and they don’t include strong intelligent women. As long as she’s fit with a killer body she’ll do. Pity that they couldn’t have gotten Whedon on board, he can at least write strong female leads – i loved Buffy.

        On a similar note: am just glad that Red Sonja with that moron Rose McGowan fell through. And yes I know it was going to be directed by Robert Rodriguez, who’s just as bad as Synder with writing for female roles.

        I like Margo as an actress and I hope SS is a spring board for her into doing more stuff like Wolf of Wall Street, she held her own with the rest of that cast.

      • FLORC says:

        Whedon knows how to write a strong female character.
        Buffy, Firefly/Serenity, Dollhouse, Cabin In The Woods, etc, etc… All have main and secondary characters of strong females without sacrificing their traits.

    • DK says:

      @ Betti. No offense, but I disagree about 300 and the Lena Heady’s character. I was working on my PH.d. at the time and I LOVED her so much! I had some of my colleagues go see it and they equally loved her. I mention them because it was a hardcore feminist crowd. Women in the theater cheered and clapped when **SPOILER** she stabbed the traitor in front of the senate who had raped her. She was quite powerful! Her husband relied on her counsel and on her nod he killed the Persian messengers and started was. I am merely confused as to how you see her as “effect up.” One of the few really strong female characters in a long time. Just my opinion though. It looks like Wonder Woman may be the only bright spot in DC’s line of upcoming movies. Although, my vote for WW was always Jaimie Alexander. I think she would have been completely great!

      • Betti says:

        He didn’t rape Gorgo, she willingly had sex with him to get his vote – he brought that character down to the level that her body is the only tool she had to get the ‘men’ around her to do what she wanted. Gorgo was a strong character at the start of the movie, but she lost that power at the film went on IMO. Stabbing the senator did not redeem her as a strong character. This is something that i think we will disagree on.

        Jamie and Hayley Atwell could have done well as WW but they are both already in the Marve/DC universe.

      • FLORC says:

        This is a gray area of if she was forced or willing. I tend to lean she went more willing as there was a mission involved. Maybe in erms of a spy if that helps. There’s a role they must be that isn’t who they are. It was a tool for her as Betti said.
        And the stabbing was more because he made things very difficult for her to bring aid to her husband and fellow spartans. The line she gave should not be taken as why she was stabbing him. It went further than that.
        As their Queen she would protect them at all costs.
        And as a spartan woman it was not uncommon for intermingling as this was more than accepted for stronger lines between couples.

        Now the way she was portrayd in this story… Ugh. She had more sway than it made her seem. So much of that movie was just wrong. Entertaining? Sure. Correct? no. And i’m not even touching the details of the battle.

    • Miss M says:

      Are you implying Gal is not smart? I cannot argue with the fact she did not have “proper” acting training like many movie stars haven’t had, but dumb she ain’t! She was in law school when she auditioned for the role of Bond girl.

    • Emma - The JP Lover says:

      @Betti, who wrote: “The fact that they cast a former model who was in one of the Fast and Furious movies has put me right off – didn’t any proper actresses audition.”

      Actually, Gal was in ‘three’ “Fast and Furious” films. And what the heck does ‘proper actress’ mean?? I came late to the 4th “Fast and Furious” film and first saw Gal in the 2010 Tom Cruise film “Knight and Day.” Here is an excerpt from her IMDB page (

      “Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. She was born in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia). She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.”

      She has been in more films/TV roles than Gisele in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. She has been married since 2008 and has one child with her husband. She is a bright young woman (she will turn 30 in April) and seems to be very well grounded. I wish people would stop assuming that all models are stupid.

      Perhaps being a ‘tall,’ former model is just one of the unexpected perks to the role (Gal is 5’10” tall) as Lynda Carter–who played “Wonder Woman” on TV in the 1970’s–was also a former celebrity model and is 5’9.5″ tall. 🙂

  20. velcrodots says:

    It usually depends on who’s origin they are going with, but yeah in this case she’s immortal. I’m a through and through DC kid so yeah I am excited as hell for this!!!! I think my heart stopped actually seeing clips from her own goddam movie :O