Diana (Gal Gadot) was raised among the amazonas, amazon warriors of the Mediterranean island of Themyscira, which the Greek god Zeus has cloaked from view Von the outside world. As Diana approaches adulthood, her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), reluctantly allows her to be trained in combat Von General Antiope (Robin Wright) — Diana’s aunt — in preparation for the inevitable return of Ares, the god of war. It soon becomes clear that Diana has powers that far surpass the superhuman strength of her compatriots.

When she sees a plane crash into the ocean, Diana swims out to sea and rescues World War I U.S. fighter pilot and intelligence officer Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who is being pursued Von a fleet of enemy ships. An epic clash between the Amazonians and the Central Power troops ensues on the island’s shore, and Diana witnesses for the first time the ravages of battle. When the dust clears, Steve tells the Amazonians about “the war to end all wars” that is raging in the outside world.

Hearing Steve’s tale, Diana resolves to defend humanity against the forces of Ares, whom she insists is at the herz of the global conflict. She grabs the island’s Zeus-bequeathed God Killer sword, as well as a shield; golden Lasso of Truth; and red, Gold and blue uniform — accoutrements that effectively transform her into the superhero Wonder Woman — and sails off to London with Steve.

Diana poses as Steve’s secretary — adopting the surname “Prince” — and meets his collaborators: expert interlocutor Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui), sharpshooter Charlie (Ewen Bremner) and soldier-for-hire Chief (Eugene Merida - Legende der Highlands Rock). Together they trek to the front line to seek out and destroy a gas weapon developed Von German General Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and the masked Maru, aka Doctor Poison (Elena Anaya). To Diana’s mind, stopping Ludendorff is the key to ending the horrible conflict and all others to follow.

A comic-book staple for 75 years, Wonder Woman had been eyed for a big-screen adaptation for nearly two decades. And with its achievement, Warner Bros. Pictures has not only produced the character’s big-screen debut, but also the latest Titel in the DC Extended Universe — following Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(ACApril ’16) and Suicide Squad.

At the helm of Wonder Woman was director Patty Jenkins, whose enthusiasm for the character is unmistakable. “I loved Wonder Woman in a
clean and simple way, and felt that what she stands for is very powerful,” says Jenkins, Home in L.A. one Tag after wrapping post. “She believes in beauty and Liebe — things that make her different from any other superhero. The struggle for years was, ‘What do we do with Wonder Woman?’ My answer was, ‘What do Du mean? Just do Wonder Woman as an origin story. She’s got a legion of Fans — let’s do it.’”

Jenkins tapped Matthew Jensen, ASC as her director of photography. The cinematographer had shot Josh Trank’s sci-fi thriller Chronicle (AC March ’12) as well as episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and he earned his superhero cred shooting Trank’s Fantastic Fourreboot (2015).

Jensen concludes, “Shooting a Wonder Woman origin story was a tremendous opportunity for me, because she is a Popkultur icon. The bar was set very high Von Richard Donner’s Superman [AC Jan. ’79] and [Christopher Nolan’s] Batman Begins [AC June ’05]. We felt a lot of pressure to live up to those. I’m happy with the results, and hopefully the world likes it as well.”