The latest trailer for this summer’s hotly anticipated Wonder Woman claims to be the “official origin trailer,” but it only teases at Diana’s true secret origins. Instead, it gives us glimpses of her girlhood and the martial society of the Amazons on the island of Themyscira. It looks like we’ll have to wait until the film opens to see which of her several origin stories (if any) from the comic books will be used.
The trailer itself, however, is another gem, full of action of and great visuals, and further amps up my hopes for a great movie. I really want this one to break the DC curse and be genuinely great, with no reservations. And how about this terrific new poster, depicting WW on a beach at dusk? Awesome!
The trailer suggests that the tone of the movie will be adventurous and fun — unlike all the previously dour DC offerings. The “Grrrl Power” message is up-front without being an artless “girls rule; boys drool” polemic. Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) may be a product of his male-dominated society, but he’s able to recognize Diana’s (Gal Gadot) skills and value, and not be a jerk about it.
Director Patty Jenkins may have struck just the right tone to make this movie appeal to all audiences.
Wonder Woman opens June 2.