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New Wonder Woman Spot Suggests She’s a Bigger Superhero Than Batman or Superman

You have to love that chutzpah behind this new Wonder Woman TV spot. As we get closer to the June 2 premiere for Patty Jenkins film, the first big screen adaptation for one of the most popular superheroes of all time, Warner Bros. is not mincing their words on where Diana Prince falls in their DC Comics pantheon. This spot cleverly opens with this message: "Metropolis has Superman, Gotham has Batman, and the World has Wonder Woman." Then we cut to footage of Wonder Woman engaged in battle in World War I, helping pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and the Allied forces in their battle against not only Germany, but a much greater power in the supervillain Ares. In this context, Wonder Woman's exploits really do seem a whole lot larger than Superman and Batman's. Granted, both of these guys have fought of potentially world-destroying enemies, but neither has engaged in an actual World War the way Wonder Woman will.

We see Wonder Woman using her famous sword and shield, the latter of which also serves as a brave promise to her pacifist mother to keep safe in the face of danger.

“If you choose to leave, you may never return,” her mother warns.

“Who will I be if I stay?” Diana responds. What she becomes is perhaps the most potent superhero of them all. 

Alongside Gadot and Pine, Wonder Woman features Robin Wright (Forrest Gump, House of Cards), David Thewlis (Harry Potter, The Theory of Everything) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator).

Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2.

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