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'Wonder Woman' is the feminist movie of all superhero movies

The CW releases a closer look at Gal Gadot's superhero character

By Andrea Tim | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Video: The CW

Let's forget about 2004 film Catwoman (starring Halle Berry and a massive box office disaster) and think about Warner Bros' real chance to redeem the female superhero solo movie industry, which in all honesty is way overdue.

In this inside look at upcoming DC Comics film Wonder Woman, out in 2017, we see snippets of Gal Gadot's character through different environments and eras – in battle, racing off in a sports car (we get a glimpse of Ben Affleck's Batman at 1:00) and living through the World War.

She doesn't age as quickly as the rest of us, of course. After all, Wonder Woman is meant to be a demigoddess (Zeus is her father). The film will explore her origins as Princess Diana of Themyscira.

"Telling a story like this now is pivotal and important – the story of a very powerful woman," Gal's co-star Chris Pine said.

"The greatest thing about Wonder Woman is how good and kind and loving she is," director Patty Jenkins added. "Yet none of that negates any of her power."

DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns explained: "She's an Amazon warrior. She's the best fighter in the DC universe. She has strength and speed and she's been training her whole life for war."

Step aside, Superman and Batman – a new superhero's in town. She's strong, she kicks butt, she's a woman and she's going to keep inspiring us all. And with the absence of excessive makeup and boobage, we can wave goodbye to the sexual objectification and underestimation of women. Now, let's watch that trailer again.

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