With less than a month before the cinematic release of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros have debuted the epic final trailer at the 2017 MTV Movie Awards.
The Wonder Woman marketing campaign has been fairly lacklustre up until this point. We’ve seen very few trailers/TV spots, and from the few that we have seen, there hasn’t been any real ‘money shots’ to make them memorable or distinguishable from each other. Instead, we’ve just been getting the same few scenes, strung together with a different rock song each time – Oh, and the obligatory (but amazing) Wonder Woman theme song as the title-card plays.
However, this time around, things are different. At the MTV Movie Awards last night, Warner Bros debuted the official final trailer and it’s spectacular! The shots are beautiful, the scope is huge, the story is emotional, and most importantly, they haven’t ruined the third act by revealing Ares!
Set to the backdrop of Imagine Dragons’ “Warriors”, the trailer shows us Diana’s journey from being a child on Themyscira, to fighting alongside Steve Trevor in World War 1. In this trailer, we are given an official introduction to Doctor Poison – A secondary villian in the movie.
Traditionally, Doctor Poison is the alter-ego of Princess Maru, an Axis spy who aids the Germans and the Japanese, throughout the war. She made her comic book debut in Sensation Comics #2, way back in 1942. In the movie, she is being portrayed by Elena Anaya (Van Helsing). Hardcore fans are already aware of her presence in the movie. However, this is the first time she’s been officially acknowledged in any marketing material.
It’ll be interesting to see how Wonder Woman performs with fans and critics, being that it’s the fourth “new franchise” instalment in the already shaky DCEU. Early buzz around the movie has generally been quite positive, comparing it to 2011’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger‘ – A similarly-toned superhero period piece, which ultimately spawned the billion dollar Captain America franchise.
Wonder Woman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, with a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, from a story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, and David Thewlis. In Wonder Woman, after American pilot Steve Trevor crashes on the island of Themyscira and tells Diana Prince about World War I, Diana leaves her home to try to stop the war and becomes Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.