Next year, Patty Jenkins will release the first solo superheroine film in over a decade with Wonder Woman. Speaking with Empire Online, the director spoke about why the World War I setting is so important to Diana's big screen origin story.
"What motivates her is philosophical," explains director Patty Jenkins on the truly wondrous Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), seen here on the World War I battlefield. "She isn't just taking out bad guys or fighting crime. She believes in goodness and love. [She] is fierce and willing to fight, but only to protect a better vision for mankind. Hers is really a coming-of-age story."
“My approach was to focus on telling the story of mechanized war and how that would look to a god visiting our world for the first time. I wanted the audience to understand the horrors that a war on this scale makes possible and how shocking that would be to someone who comes with a strong sense of honour and justice. She doesn’t realize yet just how senselessly dark the world can be.”
Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner and Lucy Davis, Wonder Woman opens in cinemas on June 2nd 2017.
Source: Empire Online
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