Patty Jenkins' Gal Gadot-starring movie is garnering near-universal praise from critics, with a 90 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences are getting their first non-trailer/teaser taste of the long-awaited sequel in the sequence embedded above. The film starts with a voiceover from Diana Prince reminiscing about her youth on Themyscira.
"Some days my childhood feels so far away," she narrates as her child self runs across the idyllic island. "And others, I can almost see it."
The young Diana stops running briefly as she finds her destination, a massive coliseum where the Amazons are competing in warrior games. She lines up alongside several full-grown women to compete in a race, before Robin Wright's Antiope warns the young demigod to pace herself. As Diana blasts ahead, she flashes between the games of her childhood and the superheroics of her adult life.
Though the coronavirus pandemic might have delayed fans from seeing where Wonder Woman goes next, Warner's decision to move its entire 2021 slate to HBO Max means it won't be long before hordes of DC followers can see the film without even leaving their homes.
The convenience of streaming is far from the only good news DC-loving moviegoers got this year. The wheels are in motion to bring a longer and hopefully more coherent version of Justice League to theaters. The so-called "Snyder cut" of the 2017 film has brought together a vocal contingent of online movie fans, who have called for its release ever since. Director Zack Snyder shared a trailer for his reworked film and said he believed his grimmer take will recieve an R rating. The new vision for Justice League will come out on HBO as a four-part miniseries.