Comic-Con 2016: First Wonder Woman Trailer Reminds Us That Great Heroes Still Exist


The first full-length Wonder Woman trailer captures the character in all her glory, giving the DC Extended Universe a hero and optimism it so desperately needs.

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One of the biggest complaints about the DC Extended Universe has been its lack of heart. Though the special effects and visual spectacles have been technically sound, they were bereft of any true warmth or greatness. There was never a moment where audiences became giddy or wanted to stand up and cheer.

Today, those sentiments were put to the side at Comic-Con 2016 with the release of the first full-length trailer for Wonder Woman. The Goddess of Truth was shown with all her might and (taking a page from the Nolan-verse) proved that she isn’t the hero we deserve, but truly the one we need.

In only 2 minutes and 52 seconds, the essence of Wonder Woman has been captured. Her curiosity, wisdom, strength, power, morals, and—the most important of all—kindness and understanding. All of this was wrapped up with some strategically placed humor and slick action scenes. I cannot wait for 2017 to arrive!

After watching this trailer and experiencing her for the first time in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), I believe that the character of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman may just become the standout star in all of the DC Extended Universe. She’s a classic hero, but has all the relevancy of our modern times—making her the perfect character to usher in a “rebirth” (pun intended) of the badly received franchise.

What are your thoughts on this amazing trailer? Let us know in the comments below.

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Wonder Woman—Official Synopsis: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Wonder Woman has a release date of June 2, 2017.  It will be produced by Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle of Atlas Entertainment, executive produced by Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, and Geoff Johns, directed by Patty Jenkins, written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns from a story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, and stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Lieutenant Menalippe, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Mayling Ng as Orana, Florence Kasumba as Acantha, Doutzen Kroes as an Amazon / Ann Wolfe, Madeleine Vall as Egeria, Samantha Jo as Euboea, with Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, and Elena Anaya in undisclosed roles.