Israeli actress Gal Gadot is looking tough and bad-ass in the new teaser for upcoming superheroine film Wonder Woman, set to hit the silver screen in 2017. The Warner Bros. Pictures film is the first in its DC Comics franchise to have a female lead and the first superhero movie directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins.
The film will tell the story of Amazon princess Diana Prince and how she became a legendary superhero.
“Wonder Woman is one of the greatest superheroes out there, but people don’t know her origin like they know Superman’s origin or Batman’s origin,” DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns says on the trailer release. “What we want to do in this film is tell people who she is, where she comes from and why she does what she does.”
The short trailer shows Wonder Woman riding horses, battling with a sword and shield, in disguise, and her first introduction to Batman.
Jenkins says on the trailer that the “greatest thing about Wonder Woman is how good, and kind, and loving she is; yet none of that negates any of her power.”
Wonder Woman is set for release in July 2017. The cast also includes Chris Pine (Star Trek), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle) and Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In).
In the meantime, comics fans will get to judge Gadot’s acting abilities as Wonder Woman in the film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, scheduled for release in March.
For Israeli fans, there’s no need to wait for either movie to see the Fast & Furious star. The model-turned-actress is currently starring in the Castro clothing label’s commercials and is pictured on huge billboards across the country.