There’s a lot riding on Wonder Woman. After BvS and Suicide Squad, the DC Extended Universe needs a hit – and needs it badly.
The first screenings have taken place in the States and, while full reviews are still firmly under embargo, a lucky few were given permission to post comments on social media. And we can all breathe at least a small sigh of relief, as those all-important first reactions are positive.
“The best DCEU movie so far” was a recurring theme, with the Gal Gadot/Chris Pine double act coming in for plenty of praise. For Gadot, it confirms her ownership of the title role since her scene-stealing arrival in BvS. Even the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, took to Twitter to express her gratitude for the favourable response. “So touched I can’t take it. Thank you for believing in us!” she Tweeted.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) May 19, 2017
Wonder Woman is set decades before the events of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, with Diana Prince (Gadot) leaving behind her fellow Amazons and the paradise of Themyscira to save humanity from “the war to end all wars”. She heads for London in the middle of World War I where she helps Steve Trevor (Pine) to fight warmonger General Erich Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and Doctor Maru, aka Doctor Poison (Elena Anaya). The film also stars Robin Wright, Connie Nielson, Ewen Bremner and Lucy Davis.
Wonder Woman lands in the UK on 1st June.