Watch the New WONDER WOMAN Origin Trailer

It wouldn’t be summer without a new superhero movie, and in June, comic book fans are finally getting a Wonder Woman Origin movie.

The movie shows how Diana, princess of Themyscira, became a superhero decades before she would return to help Batman and Superman defeat the bad guys in her cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

The Wonder Woman Origin movie draws on both the canon from the past and the New 52 in portraying Wonder Woman’s origin story, and the conflict she is drawn into is World War I, not World War II.

There’s a lot of pressure for Wonder Woman to perform well and please fans, as it’s the first female led modern superhero film. But in this trailer, Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor, steals every scene. Will this be the film that DC fans have waited for and pave the way for more superhero films with leading ladies? This summer, we’ll find out.

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Molly Wetta: Molly Wetta is a feminist Gemini vegetarian librarian. She is employed by a public library in a liberal Midwestern college town selecting young adult literature, media, and graphic novels while also managing the library's Twitter and Tumblr, which is fortunate, as her aspirations of being a professor of Buffy Studies didn't pan out. When not working, she is most likely reading existential Russian novels, regency romances, comics, queer YA, or cereal boxes. Sometimes she finds time to volunteer at her local domestic violence shelter or watch CW shows on Netflix with her cats: Spike, Angel, and Furiosa. Challenge her to a game of Candyland or Risk at your own peril, as she is a very competitive player of board games. Blog: wrappedupinbooks.org Twitter: @molly_wetta