'Wonder Woman' international trailer released as Marvel, Warner Bros. prep female-centric projects

'Wonder Woman' stars Gal Gadot as the superhero, who is also known as Diana Prince. The film co-stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright.

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Gal Gadot (c.) stars in the film 'Batman v Superman' as Wonder Woman with Henry Cavill (l.) and Ben Affleck (r.).

A new international trailer has been released for the upcoming “Wonder Woman” film as two of the movie studios producing major comic book films, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros., prep movies featuring female protagonists. 

“Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot as the superhero, also known as Diana Prince, and also stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright.

Ms. Gadot first appeared as Wonder Woman alongside Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in "Batman v Superman" in 2016.

But in "Wonder Woman" the limelight is completely focused on Gadot.

The new trailer shows Steve Trevor, a World War I US military pilot played by Mr. Pine, being washed ashore in Diana’s homeland, the Island of Themyscira, home to the Amazons, a tribe of immortal super-women. After learning of the ongoing atrocities and murder of innocents Diana agrees to return with Steve to his world, disguised as his secretary. In reality, she engages in battle against the evil forces alongside the American soldiers as Wonder Woman. 

(The latest trailer is in Russian and can be found here; the trailer below has similar footage and is in English.) 

Marvel and DC, long viewed as the biggest names in the comic book business, are releasing their stories through Marvel Studios and Warner Bros., respectively. (Twentieth Century Fox and Sony also releases some films based on Marvel characters.) And now both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. are moving forward with films centering on female superheroes, the first to be released by Marvel Studios ever and the first to be released by Warner Bros. in 13 years. (The studio previously released “Catwoman” in 2004.)

Female characters like Marvel’s Black Widow have appeared in films, but as members of a team. (The upcoming “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will include the female character of the Wasp, who is portrayed by Evangeline Lilly, but, as indicated by the title, she’ll be sharing the spotlight with superhero Ant-Man, who is played by Paul Rudd.) Meanwhile, since “Catwoman,” Warner Bros.’ offerings have focused on characters like Batman and Superman, with character Harley Quinn, for example, also appearing as a member of an ensemble in 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

The upcoming Warner Bros. movie “Wonder Woman” will arrive first – it’s debuting this June – while “Captain Marvel,” which stars Brie Larson as the female superhero also known as Carol Danvers, will arrive in theaters in 2019.

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