Actress Gal Gadot Actress Gal Gadot Actress Gal Gadot looks every bit the part of the newly reimagined Wonder Woman. (Photo: Batman v Superman / Warner Bros.)

Why the 'Wonder Woman' trailer has us excited for the movie

We finally have our first good look at Gal Gadot as the legendary warrior princess. And it's awesome.

After months of rumors and casting speculation, we finally have our first solid look at the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie.

The sneak peek aired during the CW's "Dawn of the Justice League" special, throwing back the curtain on the origins of the famous heroine and shedding some light on the kind of story fans can look forward to. Below are some of the highlights from the brief glimpse that have us counting down the film's release in June 2017.

A darker superhero film

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman'Wonder Woman,' played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, promises to tell the origin story of the legendary warrior princess. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

Based on these early scenes, we can already tell that director Patty Jenkins is intent on telling a more serious origin story. As hinted earlier, a large portion of the film appears to take place during a World War. In the comics, Wonder Woman's boyfriend, played by American actor Chris Pine, crash-lands on her hidden island home during WWII. While it's unclear if the film will follow this time period, the color and tone of this first look certainly suggest a time of conflict throughout the world.


Gal Gadot is very much a warrior

Fight scene in Wonder Woman movie trailerThe warrior is strong with Gadot in the latest 'Wonder Woman' sneak peek. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

While the "Batman v Superman" trailers have shown us brief glimpses of Israeli actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, this sneak peek makes us even more excited for the character.

For the first time, we actually see Gadot in all her kick-butt physicality take down the bad guys. For all those who doubted she could rock the role, this is proof otherwise. Not bad for a former Israeli law student turned action star!

"I don't want to play a damsel in distress that needs to be saved. I don't like it when women in the movies are shown as the victims," Gadot said in a recent interview. "I always thought that if I could send out a message, I want to show the strong side of a woman and how she can handle tough situations."


A true origin story

Still of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman's Alter Ego Diana Prince'Wonder Woman' will show us how the superhero becomes her quiet, bookish alter-ego, Diana Prince. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

What's interesting about Wonder Woman's origin story is how it spans the ages. By the time of the events featured in "Batman v Superman," the heroine is reportedly over 200 years old. According to Gadot, the film will really explore the Amazonian warrior's backstory.

"We are going to see her coming of age ... the entire history ... what's her mission," she says in the preview.

From the little info that was shared, we know that Wonder Woman's people "were created to protect man's world, but have since abandoned it." It's revealed that Gadot's character doesn't accept this decision and decides to use her powers to help save humanity.

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

The full teaser trailer for the film is expected to be released soon. Until then, you can check out the sneak peek below.

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Why the 'Wonder Woman' trailer has us excited for the movie
We finally have our first good look at Gal Gadot as the legendary warrior princess in the Wonder Woman movie trailer. And it's awesome.