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Glimpse of modern-day Wonder Woman in new issue of Entertainment Weekly

Highly anticipated, action-packed movie also features Batman and Superman.

Affleck Gadot Cavill Batman vs SupermanAffleck Gadot Cavill Batman vs SupermanBen Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill star in "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice," to be released in 2016. (Photo: Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via Entertainment Weekly)

One of the most anticipated movies that will be promoted at the big San Diego Comic-Con later this week is "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice." And it's not just because we want to see what Boston-bred Ben Affleck will look like in the Batsuit or the returning presence of British-born Henry Cavill as Superman. The movie also introduces audiences to a new Wonder Woman, played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

Wonder Woman New issue of Entertainment Weekly

Ahead of Comic-Con, Entertainment Weekly has published a bunch of new pictures from the movie, including a cover photo of the three superheroes in costume.

There are also shots of Gadot as Wonder Woman's alter ego Diana Prince in what looks like a somewhat romantic pairing with Affleck as Bruce Wayne. Affleck told the magazine, "I love the fact that there was this 'Thomas Crown Affair,' Bond-y sexy scene that they wrote about two people who are pretending to be two different people who each know the secrets of the other person."

Gadot told Entertainment Weekly that she knew she was auditioning for a big role for director Zack Snyder, but she didn't realize that she was going to be Wonder Woman. "I love doing the swordplay stuff. It’s another skill to add to my collection," the actress said. When asked about how skilled she is with Wonder Woman's magic lasso, she said, "I’m still 
working on that."

Affleck Gadot Batman vs SupermanIn a scene from "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice," Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) flirts with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) at a formal function. (Photo: Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via Entertainment Weekly)

In another photo, Cavill's Superman is being mobbed by adoring crowds. About his previous stint as Superman, Cavill told EW, "I like to think that 'Man of Steel' was the perspective of the world from Clark, Kal-El, looking at the world and trying to exist with in it. 'Batman vs. Superman' is definitely more mankind’s perspective of Superman.”

Cavill Batman vs SupermanIn a scene from "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice," Superman (Henry Cavill) is being mobbed by a crowd of devotees. (Photo: Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via Entertainment Weekly)

To give you a quick reminder of how exciting this movie is going to be when it's released in 2016, here's the trailer from April:


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