AMAZON: Actress Gal Gadot in a scene from the film Wonder Woman.
AMAZON: Actress Gal Gadot in a scene from the film Wonder Woman. Clay Enos

First female superhero film in 12 years

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 is about to discover her full powers and her true destiny.

Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman in the first female dominant superhero film in twelve years since Elektra (2005).

So despite all the talk about feminism and changes in Hollywood, it took 12 years to have a film where the main character is a female superhero, still wearing a small corset and a short skirt (shorts, or jorts, as you may call them) to please male audiences.

Although, to be fair, this is the second comic book film to have a female director, after Punisher: War Zone (2008).

And in 2005, Angelina Jolie was offered the chance to play the lead role, but she declined.

In 2015, Jolie was also considered to direct it.

And for those more mature fans, there were several campaigns and arrangements for the first live-action Wonder Woman Lynda Carter to have a cameo appearance in this film, but they were unable to manage it due to her schedule of singing for cabarets.

Opens June 1.

Wonder Woman

  • Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
  • Director: Patty Jenkins
  • Rating: M