Let’s look back at Wonder Woman history in anticipation of her solo film
The upcoming Warner Bros. film Wonder Woman will mark the first time the superhero has been in a starring role on the big screen. Gal Gadot played the role in her first live-action film appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and on June 2, she’ll return in a starring role. Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Diana Prince, is an Amazon, born (from clay and her mother Hippolyta’s wishes, or from Hippollyta and the god Zeus, depending on which story you read) on the hidden island of Themyscira. She goes to Man’s World and becomes a superhero, fighting alone, as well as alongside the Justice League.
We’re taking a look at some Wonder Woman history in the gallery below. Scroll through to see her creator, psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston, and the women who inspired Diana, as well as how she’s changed over the years, from comics to TV to animated films to toys to the upcoming movie.
Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s House of Cards), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I) and Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead).
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017. It will be the fourth film in the newly-launched DC Comics Cinematic Universe, following 2013’s Man of Steel and last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. It will be followed in 2017 on November 17 with the highly-anticipated Justice League movie.
Check out the Wonder Woman history gallery below and let us know if you’re excited for the upcoming film in the comments. You can also tweet us @ComingSoonnet.