New photo of Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman’; director Patty Jenkins explains the movie’s tone

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Empire released a new image of Gal Gadot from Wonder Woman today, which shoes the hero charging into battle.

Wonder Woman takes place during World War I, and director Patty Jenkins explained how the setting would shape the tone of the movie.

“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,” Jenkins told Empire. “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 honour and justice. She doesn’t realise yet just how senselessly dark the world can be.”

“What motivates her is philosophical,” Jenkins said about Wonder Woman. “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.”

SOURCE: Empire