By: Adam Basciano
One of the best aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (among many) is Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. She is a scene stealer, much in the way The Hulk was in the first Avengers film. After seeing the film twice now, I’m even more excited to see Wonder Woman in her first solo film adventure, next summer. While we wait, Entertainment Weekly has dropped a new image from the film. It’s essentially a family photo of Diana Prince, with her mother Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and her warrior aunts General Antiope (Robin Wright), and Lt. Menalippe (Lisa Loven Kongsli) The picture is set to the backdrop of Themyscira. For those not familiar with Wonder Woman lore, “Themyscira is a hidden island where Amazon women of Greek myth have thrived for centuries, living in harmony and free to self-govern away from the gaze of man. It’s also, of course, the birthplace of Wonder Woman.” Speaking of which, how did the filmmakers achieve the look of the fictional locale? “To create Themyscira, Jenkins and her team used exotic islands off the coasts of Italy and southern China to enhance the otherworldliness of scenes filmed on Italy’s Amalfi coast.” If you’re expecting the Amazonian’s to wear armor that is the equivalent of what the Spartan soldiers wore in 300, think again. “Jenkins and her costume designer, Lindy Hemming (The Dark Knight), crafted a look that showed off the women’s ripped shoulders and toned legs, in outfits that looked practical but that still featured the tropes of the comic book, in particular the braces on their wrists and, yes, even the high heels.” Wonder Woman continues filming and is due in theaters on June 23, 2017.