Director Patty Jenkins Explained Wonder Woman’s WWI Setting

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Empire magazine has released a new photo of Wonder Woman and talked to director Patty Jenkins about Diane Prince (Gal Gadot) and the World War I setting.

“What motivates her is philosophical,” said Jenkins of Wonder Woman. “She isn’t just taking out bad guys or fighting crime. She believes in goodness and love. [She] is fierce and willing to fight, but only to protect a better vision for mankind. Hers is really a coming-of-age story.”

Jenkins also explained the World War I setting. “My approach was to focus on telling the story of mechanised war and how that would look to a god visiting our world for the first time. I wanted the audience to understand the horrors that a war on this scale makes possible and how shocking that would be to someone who comes with a strong sense of honor and justice. She doesn’t realise yet just how senselessly dark the world can be.”

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis.

Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.