Fans recreate 'Wonder Woman' movie trailer frame by frame
See how their homemade version – filmed in a garage – compares to DC Comics' real preview.
With less than a month to go before the summer release of the Wonder Woman movie, anticipation is reaching a fever pitch. For more than six months, Warner Bros. Studios has released trailers and photos to fuel excitement for the film, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the titular superhero.
Now, it seems, the studio has some die-hard fans doing the work for them.
In a video posted to YouTube this week, a team of Wonder Woman superfans gathered in a garage to film a shot-for-shot remake of the actual trailer. They used just about everything at their disposal – including a sword made out of aluminum foil, plush horses, a broom, G.I. Joe toys, cardboard mountains, a Hot Wheels car and a skateboard. A trash can cover is brought in to play the integral role of Wonder Woman's shield.
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy – here's the trailer they created:
If you're unfamiliar with the original trailer, the fans also put together a shot-for-shot comparison between the official version and theirs:
The homemade trailer was the brainchild of Benjamin Martin, and this isn't his first time at the rodeo. He has created homemade trailers for other movies as well, including "Spider-Man," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Batman v Superman." In the video below, watch as he describes the epic arts and crafts that went into the making of this homemade trailer:
In the trailer, Wonder Woman is portrayed by Leeron Amiel, herself an Israeli actress. She has appeared in several short films and theater productions. And like Gadot, she maintains an intense workout regimen and lists swordfighting as a skill on her resume.
"I was silly with excitement," Amiel said about the shoot. "I mean, what woman doesn’t want to get a chance to be Wonder Woman, right? But I also felt another level of closeness and personal attachment to the project because I was really portraying Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman," she told From The Grapevine.
"As an Israeli actress working in Hollywood, Gal has always been a successful fellow Israeli that I've supported and looked up to. So I think the fact that we got me, an Israeli woman, to play the role is not only super cool, but it also allowed me to support Gal as an Israeli woman in the entertainment industry."
She's not the only actress who plays the super-heroine as a side gig. Fellow Los Angeleno Jennifer Wenger dresses up as Wonder Woman for comic book conventions and other events.
This is not the first time fans of the upcoming film have shown their creative side. Back in February, a Utah photographer dressed up his 3-year-old daughter as Gadot’s Wonder Woman for an epic photo shoot that landed them on "Good Morning America."
Stay tuned; perhaps these new fans and their homemade trailer will make their television debut soon. As for Amiel, she has higher hopes. "Now all I hope for is that Gal sees it," she told us. "Then in her next film, we play sisters. Who knows?"
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