Arguably the best bit in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman is finally getting her first standalone movie.
"What motivates her is philosophical," explains director Patty Jenkins on the truly wondrous Diana Prince (Gadot), seen here on the World War I battlefield. "She isn't just taking out bad guys or fighting crime. She believes in goodness and love. [She] is fierce and willing to fight, but only to protect a better vision for mankind. Hers is really a coming-of-age story."
Jenkins also went some way to explain the World War I setting. "My approach was to focus on telling the story of mechanised war and how that would look to a god visiting our world for the first time," Jenkins explains. "[I wanted the audience to understand the horrors that a war on this scale makes possible and how shocking that would be to someone who comes with a strong sense of honour and justice. She doesn't realise yet just how senselessly dark the world can be."
With Chris Pine (Star Trek), Robin Wright (House Of Cards), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Danny Huston (Children Of Men), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Saïd Taghmaoui (La Haine) Lucy Davis (Shaun Of The Dead) also in the cast, Wonder Woman arrives in the UK on 2 June.