In case you thought you missed Wonder Woman in theatres, let us reassure you, you haven’t. Unlike every other superhero movie, we haven’t been flooded with Wonder Woman posters, billboards, commercials or even trailers at the movies, which is a bit odd considering it hits theatres in less than a month. But perhaps it’s a good thing. DC hasn’t had the best luck with its films as of late, but Wonder Woman is looking to change all that. And based on the final trailer that was unveiled during the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Wonder Woman just proved it doesn’t need the marketing — because it looks so damn good.
Perhaps Warner Bros. is trying a different marketing strategy than what it did with the much-maligned Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. We’re just not sure if it’s because it’s a fairly unknown female lead in Gal Gadot, or just a female lead in general? Argh, we hope neither is the case. In fact, let’s give the studio the benefit of the doubt and presume the powers-that-be would rather let the action and restraint and eventual word of mouth speak for itself, instead of showing us all the goodies ahead of time. Because in this final trailer, “Rise of the Warrior,” there’s simply no way this won’t be an epic movie.
We first see Diana as a child, taught by her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), to not trust mankind. Then, she’s a full-on Amazonian warrior princess, trained by her mother and her aunt (Robin Wright), as she prepares for the fight of her life: to save the world from Dr. Poison (Elena Anaya) with the help of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).
The trailer is mostly Gadot, as it should be, with just enough Pine to let us know he’s in the movie. It looks to be the perfect summer flick, and Gal is totally going to be our new action hero. Unlike previous trailers, in which Diana learns that her ultimate power is her inner strength, this new one is all about what she can do with a sword, shield, lasso and her own bare hands. YES.
Wonder Woman is set to slay theatres on June 2