This just-released photo shows Wonder Woman, her mother, and two of her aunts. This just-released photo shows Wonder Woman, her mother, and two of her aunts. This just-released photo shows Wonder Woman, her mother and two of her aunts. (Photo: Entertainment Weekly)

'Wonder Woman' movie already generating buzz

Gal Gadot’s performance in 'Batman v. Superman' has set expectations high for 2017 film.

With the highly anticipated “Batman v. Superman” film now in theaters, people are already saying that it's Wonder Woman, portrayed by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who steals the show.

So it comes as little surprise that fans are already waiting with bated breath for the scheduled June 23, 2017, release of a standalone movie that will focus entirely on Wonder Woman's origin story. You're in luck, because Entertainment Weekly just released that film's first photo, in which we get a sneak peek of Wonder Woman's mother (Connie Nielsen) and two aunts (Robin Wright and Lisa Loven Kongsli) – all Amazon warriors.

“She is the only child they raised together,” says director Patty Jenkins, who is currently in London working on the film. “And their love for her manifests in a different way for each of them.” Also tapped to join the cast is Swedish MMA fighter Madeleine “Madde” Vall, who recently revealed she will play the Amazon warrior Egeria.

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On Gadot's Facebook page, the new photo was "liked" 108,000 times and received more than 1,000 comments. "Grace, beauty, power, humanity and femininity personified. A true Wonder," a self-proclaimed Wonder Woman junkie from Ireland named Jon Weir wrote.

As we've previously reported, the standalone Wonder Woman movie will partly take place in the early 1900s and will feature "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine as a love interest. And now comes word that Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes has also joined the cast. Some of the cast were recently spotted sharing a dinner after a busy day on set.

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"The Wonder Woman that you see in 'Batman v Superman' is a woman who has been around, and she's very experienced. She understands a lot about man," Gadot, a former Miss Israel, told the Los Angeles Times. "Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before. When she starts this journey, she's very pure. She's more naive, she's this young idealist who does not really understand the complexities of life and the complexities of men."

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