Wonder Woman: First Footage & Thoughts

     Hot on the heels of DC Comics' amazing new Suicide Squad "Worst Heroes Ever" trailer, the CW had Kevin Smith on to talk about the upcoming Wonder Woman film yesterday and we get to see some of the film in action.  As Gadot (Diana "Wonder Woman" Prince herself) says, "We're going to see her coming of age, an entire history."

     So it sounds and looks like we'll be seeing yetanother origin story movie.  Similar to Marvel's Captain America, this one seems set to Nazi crushing World War 2 era and some flashbacks to a much older time.

     I think it looks pretty damn good.  Zack Snyder's influence on the dark and muted colors appears to be a little heavy handed, but what footage there is, is decent.  I'll remain cautiously optimistic in the mean time.  I was hoping for a much bulkier Amazonian warrior, someone that looks like they are right out of the WW2 era like, and apologies for the 2nd Marvel reference in this post, but something more like Agent Carter- a woman with some meat.
     That might sound crude, but I've written about it time and time again.  I think Gadot still looks far too slim for the role, and while she might be super strong and an Amazonian fighter, she also should look like the part.  The physique should reflect the activity and lifestyle.  No one would believe a super scrawny 150 pound Superman, because sometimes image does matter, so why do we still have a stick-figure thin Wonder Woman?

     Despite the qualms, Wonder Woman looks good enough to give me hope for more female led super hero films.

     Wonder Woman is set to hit theaters on June 23rd, 2017.

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