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‘Wonder Woman’ trailer shows off Amazon’s dreams

Gal Gadot goes back to DC Comics superhero’s origins as a child bent on warping gender roles to become a warrior

The final trailer for “Wonder Woman,” starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the Amazonian heroine Diana Prince, debuted at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.

Set to hit theaters on June 2, 2017, “Wonder Woman” focuses on the classic DC Comics character already seen in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

The intense, action-filled third trailer, “Rise of the Warrior,” explores the origin story of Wonder Woman, showing a young Diana dreaming of overcoming traditional gender roles to become a hero.

“Diana, fighting does not make you a hero,” says the woman tucking her into bed. “What if I promise to be careful?” Diana replies. “Just a shield, then — no sharp edges,” she vows.

“Be careful of mankind, Diana. They do not deserve you,” the young Amazonian is warned.

The film takes Diana from her home island of Themyscira and into the throes of World War I, along with an American soldier named Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine).

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Last month, Gadot told AP that Diana is a powerful warrior with high emotional intelligence, although she said she didn’t quite understand the gender and social norms of WWI-era London. Gadot called it a “beautiful naiveté.”

“She sees the world in such a healthy way,” Gadot, a 31-year-old former Miss Israel, said. “Diana Prince basically stands for everything I stand for: love, peace, justice, truth. I keep on saying that if each and every one of us had a little bit of Wonder Woman in us the world would be a better place.”

The trailer is accompanied by the punchy song “Warriors” by the Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons, which was originally released for the “League of Legends” video game. The lyrics of the song perfectly match the trailer, “In youth you’d lay awake at night and scheme; Of all the things that you would change, but it was just a dream!”

Gadot said at a publicity event for the film in March that she had never planned to be an actress and felt grateful to be playing a character her four-year-old daughter could look up to.

“I am so happy I’m going to be the one who’s going to tell the Wonder Woman story,” she added.

“It’s such an important story… But I also think it’s so important for girls — and boys — to have a female, strong superhero to look up to.”

Agencies contributed to this report.

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