Warner premieres Gal Gadot ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer
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Warner premieres Gal Gadot ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer

Next DC Comics superhero movie, set to debut June 2, 2017, stars former Miss Israel as ‘female, strong superhero’

SAN DIEGO, California (AFP) – Warner Brothers gave fans a sneak peek at the upcoming “Wonder Woman” on Saturday, showing the hotly-anticipated film’s first official trailer at San Diego Comic-Con.

The preview opens with the Amazonian heroine, played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, leaning over Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) after he has washed up on a beach.

“You’re a man?” she asks him, and he replies: “Yeah, do I not look like one?”

The teaser moves on to the brunette warrior — alias Diana Prince — moving away from the lush island of Themyscira into modern civilization.

Trevor asks: “Have you never met a man before? But what about your father?

Gal Gadot, left, and Chris Pine in Warner Brothers' "Wonder Woman." (YouTube screen capture)
Gal Gadot, left, and Chris Pine in Warner Brothers’ “Wonder Woman.” (YouTube screen capture)

“I had no father. I was brought to life by Zeus,” she replies.

After several action-packed battle sequences the footage closes with Wonder Woman meeting Trevor’s secretary Etta Candy played by Lucy Davis, who was Dawn in the British version of sitcom “The Office.”

“What is a secretary?” Wonder Woman, played by the 31-year-old former Miss Israel, asks.

“I go where he tells me to go and I do what he tells me to do,” Candy responds.

“Well where I’m from, that’s called slavery,” the Amazonian replies.

Warner was holding court in Comic-Con’s Hall H in a two-hour slot, with Conan O’Brien as host, to pull back the curtain on its highly anticipated slate of both DC Comics movies and non-superhero offerings.

Stars expected to show up on stage include Pine and Gadot, while Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and director David Ayer are due to present “Suicide Squad.”

Next spring’s “Kong: Skull Island” will be presented by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman and there will be a first look at Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” with Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell.

Screen shot of Gal Gadot, airborne, in a fight scene in a trailer for Warner Brothers' "Wonder Woman." (YouTube screen capture)
Screen shot of Gal Gadot, airborne, in a fight scene in a trailer for Warner Brothers’ “Wonder Woman.” (YouTube screen capture)

Another of the most talked-about offerings of the convention will be Marvel’s Hall H presentation later on the same day, which should include an appearance by Chris Pratt for “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.”

Ringmaster Kevin Feige may also treat audiences to a peek at “Dr Strange,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Thor: Ragnarok.”

“Wonder Woman” is scheduled to hit theaters on June 2, 2017, focusing on a classic DC Comics character who was introduced earlier this year to moviegoers in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Gadot said at a publicity event for that 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.”

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