Final trailer hints at new Wonder Woman origin

new Wonder Woman origin
Warner Bros. has just released the final trailer for Wonder Woman, and it’s gotten a lot of fans hyped. Titled “Rise of the Warrior,” we get to see glimpses of Diana’s longing to become a hero and Doctor Poison, one of the villains of the film. The action is amplified with the use of Imagine Dragons’ “Warriors” in the latter half. The most interesting part for me is that the trailer is hinting at a new Wonder Woman origin that’s inspired by the New 52.

The first part of the trailer features Wonder Woman’s origin as a child. Already Queen Hippolyta is protective of her daughter and doesn’t want her to get into any trouble. Especially when it involves mankind. “They do not deserve you,” said Hippolyta.

We also get to see more of Doctor Poison, who’s played by Spanish actress Elena Anaya. And she can be seen experimenting on people. Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, is extremely wary of her. He warns Diana, aka Wonder Woman, that millions will die and the war would never end. In the comics, Doctor Poison is known to have battled Wonder Woman during World War II. In the film, the setting will be World War I.

As for Diana’s abilities, it seems like she’ll be having other powers aside from superior combat, strength, and the ability to deflect bullets with her bracelets. There’s a shot of her rising up in the sky that alludes to her being able to fly. Near the end of the trailer, it looks like Diana is using a hidden energy power to knock an Amazonian back (possibly Antiope, played by Robin Wright).

We know that Diana in the film will have influences from both the New 52 and the classic version.

“For Wonder Woman, what was really intriguing to us was the mythology of her past and attempting to blend both the canon from the past with the New 52 and really come up with a compelling story for Diana and her hero’s journey,” DC Films producer Charles Roven tells ComicBook.com.

If that’s anything to go by, the film version will likely use the New 52 origin story. The classic version is known for Diana being born from clay. In the New 52, she is the daughter of Zeus, the god of the sky and thunder, and Queen Hippolyta. If that’s the case, Diana will truly be a demigod, similar to Hercules. And this will make her stand out from the other Amazons. (Well, being born from clay is pretty different too.)

The Film Looks To Be Using the New Wonder Woman Origin

As we know, Hippolyta is a very protective mother. The trailer shows Diana sneaking around and taking the shield, sword and the Lasso of Truth. It looks like she’s defying her mother’s wishes, as we can hear Hippolyta say, “If you choose to leave, you may never return.” That sounds different from the comic book version where Diana was the winner of a competition that would give her the honor of bringing Trevor back to the world of man.

Once the film is out, we’ll see if the new Wonder Woman origin will be a reality. Do you prefer Diana being the daughter of Zeus or being made by clay? Let us know in the comments section below.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.

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