Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has already set the stage for the DC Extended Universe last month. In a nutshell, that film had been pretty dark. If you’re among those who expect the next slate of DC films to have the same tone, then you’re right, at least with Wonder Woman.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, the movie’s lead star, Gal Gadot explained how one of the most highly anticipated films in the DCEU will be adopting a dark tone despite being humorous.
The 30-year-old Israeli star said:
In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from. In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman. It's very interesting. It has moments of humor, but it's pretty dark.
It actually makes sense that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is one of the darkest films in the upcoming slate of DC films. The movie of the feminist cultural icon is set in the days of World War I, and from Diana Prince’s background, the movie won’t be veering far from the grittiness of the era. Seeing the carnage from that time would be hard to make light of.
Wonder Woman, who’s from the Amazonian island of Themyscira, has been training her whole life for war, thus making her the best warrior in the DC Universe. It would be interesting to see her showing on the big screen what she’s learned of her training.
Just see for yourself the first footage from Wonder Woman.
From the looks of it, the movie is going to be great.
By retrospect, there have been reports that DC’s Aquaman and the Justice League will have a lighter tone that Batman v Superman. In any case, DC has a lot of films to explore different tones up until 2020.
Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017.