There’s a lot riding on “Wonder Woman” at the moment: the titular hero is the hope for humanity, hope for equality, hope for peace, and hope for the DC Extended Universe.
With this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” being a letdown, many fans are counting on Patty Jenkins’ film to deliver. Thanks to an exclusive new movie still, “Wonder Woman” is certainly amping up the excitement to see Gal Gadot in her character’s origin story.
The still shows Diana Prince when she decides to disobey her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), by breaking into the heavily guarded armoury on Themyscira and stealing the mystical Amazonian sword called the “god killer” before heading off to Europe to help Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) fight in World War I in hopes “to end all wars”.
“This is her moment. She’s heard all the terrible things about man’s land. But she’s also heard that mankind is in need and under duress. This is her great moment to make the decision to be the one to try and save them,” said director Patty Jenkins.
The “god killer” sword has been referred to as “the Sword of Athena” in the past. According to Nick Romano, the weapon was created by Hephaestus in the comics while the name “god killer” has appeared in previous Deathstroke stories where “Hephaestus gave him a sentient sword bearing the name to assassinate a fellow god. In another, it was the name of a sword used by Zeus during a war between Olympian and Japanese gods”.
For the movie version, the blade has been emblazoned with the following words: “Life is killing all the time and so the goddess kills herself in the sacrifice of her own animal.”
“Wonder Woman” comes to theatres on 2nd June 2017.