Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot made some comments in an interview recently that will come as no surprise to most, the Wonder Woman film it seems, is going to be dark!
Speaking about the new film, Gadot discussed the tone briefly while touching on the broader plot as follows;
In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from. In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman. It’s very interesting. It has moments of humor, but it’s pretty dark.
Wonder Woman was a highlight of the recent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, she brought to it vibrancy and enthusiasm that was a stark contrast in the overall tone and approach to the rest of the film.
Without any context it’s difficult to extrapolate much from what the actress has said, obviously the general approach to the DC Cinematic Universe has been fairly dark with a brutal sense of violence, and a tormented approach to the characterisation of key heroes. Wonder Woman can indeed be a harsh character, but she’s also portrayed as idealistic, rebellious, and empathetic, hopefully these aspects aren’t left out in the upcoming film.
This comes off the back of other recent news that reported the DC film Suicide Squad has undergone significant reshoots leading up to release. It’s rumoured that the added content serves to lighten the tone of the film, but whether that’s truly the case we’re unlikely to discover anytime soon.
Suicide Squad is released later in 2016, while Wonder Woman arrives on screens in 2017, so we don’t have long to wait to find out just how dark they are, and whether those films help consolidate the DC Cinematic Universe’s position or put it on even shakier ground than what it’s currently sitting.