The new Wonder Woman trailer is here, and it looks pretty darn good.
There’s a distinct Captain America: The First Avengers vibe running throughout the trailer that it seems the movie isn’t going to shake – a superhero fighting Germans with incredible technology in a World War setting is always going to feel a bit like a precursor to Agent Carter.
That said, there’s plenty of action, drama, and an unprecedented sense of optimism for a DC movie – especially given the grim setting.
This optimism may not stick around for the entire movie, of course, It seems that this film will be told in flashbacks, and will show a naïve and hopeful Diana entering the world of men, only to discover that, spoiler alert: it sucks.
So what have we learned from this trailer?
Firstly, we know that Wonder Woman really, really likes her sword.
We get the sense that she’s stealing her equipment, especially the sword, and that, having done so, she’s planning to keep it with her at all times, which means tucking it into her (decidedly not 1910s fashion) dress for a fancy party.
(This, by the way, is a habit she managed to kick before Batman v Superman rolled around - or else she got a lot better at hiding it.)
We’ve learned that her gauntlets are every bit as bulletproof as we’d hope. Okay, so that's not exactly a new revelation, but you have to admit, it’s a lot of fun to watch Wonder Woman in disguise, beating people up in an alley.
Steve Rogers never managed that in his period war film.
We also learn that, unlike her bracelets, Wonder Woman’s race of Amazonians aren’t necessarily bulletproof. There’s a scene at the beginning which appears to show someone getting shot in combat, and from the look of astonishment on Diana’s face, this leads to at the very least a serious injury.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we spot William Stryker for a few seconds.
No, it’s not Danny Huston playing a different role. That would be boring.
It’s William Stryker, and this movie is going to crossover with the X-Men franchise in order to really upset Marvel.
You heard it here first, folks.