The New 'Wonder Woman' Trailer Shows Diana's Dark Past & Here's What We Know — VIDEO
Batman and Superman have nothing on DC Entertainment's latest hero, because Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) is ready to take the world on all on her own. However, in the new Wonder Woman trailer, it seems as if Diana Prince has more than one battle that needs to be won. This film will be telling Prince's origin story, so, obviously, the heroine's past seems to play into her every move. And what happened in Wonder Woman's past seems to be a dark and tragic story, if this trailer is anything to go by. Here's what we know, based on what we see in the clip.
In the trailer, Diana says that she learned about the "great darkness" of the world "the hard way; a long, long time ago." Wonder Woman was raised on an island, and the Amazonian princess comes from an all-female upbringing where she was trained to be a warrior. At the trailer's 38-second mark, an unknown woman is seen taking a bullet and the layout of the scene makes it look as if Diana is remembering something from her history. So, did she lose someone close to her in her past? Who that person was and how this exact situation came to pass is a mystery the trailer doesn't solve.
According to the comics, Diana first chose the ideals of love over war when Ares, the God of War, demanded she kill a Minotaur. After choosing to spare its life, Ares doesn't let her off the hook. Years later, he forces her to take the life of her own mentor against her own will. If the film follows the comics, the past that Diana is remembering could very well be the unbarable death of the woman that trained her. But that's just one possibility, and nothing is yet confirmed.
Meanwhile, Wonder Woman says that she "used to want to save the world", which also could be a reference to a failed battle in her past. However, these tragic losses and the dangers that may lie ahead aren't enough to stop her from doing what she feels is right in the moment. "She is not relying on a man, and she's not there because of a love story," Gadot shared in an interview with Glamour magazine. "She's not there to serve someone else." Her difficult past seems to have made her stronger, and that's a feminist hero that I can get behind.
Wonder Woman invisible jets its way into theaters June 2, 2017.
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