As Wonder Woman gets closer to a worldwide theatrical debut, Warner Bros. is releasing more teasers and taking a greater interest in marketing the Gal Gadot-led film. Yet, there is still harsh criticism aimed at the studio for their apparent lackluster approach to marketing the newest edition to the DC Entertainment family. Even as the studio releases two more teasers, the opinion that Warner Bros. isn’t doing as much to advertise Wonder Woman as it has for its male-led superhero films persists. Whether that’s true or not is a matter for online debate, but one thing is certain: Wonder Woman is proving to be a symbol of hope and heroism in spite of possible marketing disasters.
New Wonder Woman Teasers Prove Gal Gadot Was Born To Play Diana Prince
Gizmodo shares two new teasers from the solo Wonder Woman film and each one showcases Gal Gadot as the female superhero in ways that we haven’t seen her previously. Certainly, Wonder Woman made an unforgettable impression in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice as a warrior as well as a hero, but the character played by Ms. Gadot hasn’t jumped into the fray on her own, until now. The new teasers give Gal an opportunity to show off her fighting skills, proving her sharp wit isn’t the only reason fans are rallying behind the new DC Entertainment underdog.
In the first of the new teasers from Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot has shed the Diana Prince veneer to embrace the titular hero in all of her glory. Facing off against her evil Nazi arch enemy, General Ludendorff, played to perfection by Danny Huston, Wonder Woman proves she has what it takes to end The Great War, or at least one of its greatest threats.
Just check out how Wonder Woman disables Ludendorff’s gun.
The second clip doesn’t give us a fully trained warrior, but instead shares a training session in which Diana Prince faces off against one of her Amazonian sisters. General Antiope (Robin Wright) seems intent on humiliating Diana in front of the rest of the tribe, including her own mother and leader of the women, as she forces the Gal Gadot character to defend herself.
The obvious lesson to be learned is to never let one’s guard down and it’s a lesson Diana has difficulty accepting. Even when she gets the upper hand against Antiope, a moment of pride costs Ms. Prince that victory and Antiope again gains the advantage.
In the end, even General Antiope lets an assured victory go to her head. The clip ends with Gal Gadot’s character proving why she deserves to be praised as Wonder Woman and hero of the free world.
Gal Gadot Explains What Feminism Means To Wonder Woman
The feeling that Wonder Woman is a hero for men and boys just as much as for girls and women has been expressed many times by Gal Gadot, and, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Diana Prince actress shares why that makes Wonder Woman the ultimate feminist. For Gal, the relationship between her character and Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor perfectly exemplifies what true feminism is all about.
As the two characters meet on Themyscira and Steve draws Ms. Prince into the problems of mankind, the characters develop a friendship based on equality and mutual respect. Gal proudly points out that neither Wonder Woman character needs rescuing from the other. They jump into the fight together and support each other without bias.
To Ms. Gadot, that is the perfect human condition and it’s all that feminism hopes to achieve.
“Wonder Woman is a feminist, of course,” says Gadot. “I think people have a misconception about what feminism is. People think hairy armpits and women who burn bras and hate men. That’s not it. For me, feminism is all about equality and freedom and [women] choosing what we want to do. If it’s salaries, then we get paid equal to men. It’s not men vs. women or women vs. men.”
Ms. Gadot adds that she was adamant that her Wonder Woman character didn’t get preachy, either as the titular hero or as her Diana Prince alter ego. Gal didn’t want lectures about how men should relate to women or how women should react to the rules of the society in the early 1900s. Instead, Gadot wanted Wonder Woman to be oblivious to those social norms and simply treat everyone equally.
“It’s just reminding everyone how things should be,” says Ms. Gadot. “I wanted to play the fish out of water, but I didn’t want to play her too silly.”
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2.
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