Comic book superhero Wonder Woman is finally getting her moment in the movie spotlight.
Expectations couldn’t be higher for the female-led action movie, more than 70 years after Wonder Woman first burst upon the scene in her red bustier and blue shorts.
The iconic character is hailed as a symbol of female empowerment in a genre dominated by male superheroes.
The last female-led superhero film ‘Elektra’ in 2005 was a Box Office flop.
Israeli actress Gal Gadot who plays the iconic character, said: “Very fast we understood that the best way to portray her would be to show that she’s multi-phased and she’s not only super strong and confident and unapologetic but she can be very very vulnerable and confused.
“And I think that because she’s not perfect she’s more interesting and there is more for us, you know as the audience to learn from her.”
Asked about superheroes of the future, Director Patty Jenkins said: “All of us are going to have to fight and all of us are going to have to fight for what we believe in.
“But at the end of the day we all have to learn to be more loving and be more truthful and responsible with ourselves to really then save the world.”
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Reviews have so far been glowing for Wonder Woman, scoring a rare 97% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes with critics praising its humour and positive spirit.