The creative mastermind explained: "To get her guidance, as the person who has been carrying the mantle of Wonder Woman for all these years and is the one who inspired so many of us to love Wonder Woman".
For more from Patty Jenkins, pick up Entertainment Weekly's The Ultimate Guide to Wonder Woman, featuring the cast and creators of the new film and the character's long history, on sale now. She has the benefit of superpowers, but what sets her apart is the desire to use them to protect others and free them from oppression. Inspired to save the world and not set it on fire. "Wonder Woman" is a film with heart, humor and, forgive the pun, wonder.
Gadot does what she can, but she seems nearly burdened by her beauty. The love story may be too predictable but it's hard to blame Diana for falling madly in love with the first man she meets.
Entering a world run by men was a key element to the film.
Diana, princess of the Amazons, is a trained lethal warrior, blessed by the gods and raised on an island of women. While there, with the aid of Steve's secretary Etta Candy (Lucy Davis), Diana gets a new wardrobe so that she stands out less in a crowd.
In order to save mankind from destroying itself, she leaves with Steve for London, where new wonders - both delightful and ugly - welcome her. Steve must deliver a notebook of a German chemist so that he can alert the British government of the games their enemy is playing.
I'll put my hand up as someone who is suffering from origin story fatigue, origin films of late seem to be very by the numbers and you are basically biding time until the story starts in earnest. He crash lands on the island when the Germans come after him and he goes into the Amazon pools. "I wanted to be Goose [from "Top Gun"]". Her Diana is naïve without being dumb, fierce without being hateful, loveable without being sappy. Jenkins's decision to shoot on celluloid (with the exception of select scenes shot on ARRI's large format digital camera, the Alexa 65) proves to be a brilliant one for cinematographer Matthew Jensen who captures some truly stunning imagery evocative of Wally Pfister's work on "Batman Begins". Because there isn't an inch of Steve Trevor you don't see. But that doesn't mean she's not going to search for Ares nonetheless, especially as she sees the hypocrisy of politicians and the horrors of modern warfare. This is a woman used to striding around in a gladiator's armor bustier, and boots with a leg-freeing miniskirt. Well, Diana shows them.
For every female protagonist in a mainstream movie or TV show, there will be a thousand people lining up to call her strong.
A big part of Wonder Woman's story has already been told. Her cloak comes off, her weapons come out and she charges. Or Hall of Fame basketball player Nancy Lieberman, known as "Lady Magic", in her prime, as good as half the guys in the NBA.
As an adult, Diana believes wholeheartedly in everything she's been taught, including that it is the duty and privilege of those with power to protect those without it.
Chastain, for example, recently starred in "The Zookeeper's Wife", the true story of a Polish woman who hid Jews from the Nazis.
Women, men, children, and even small pets would be would be better served watching Wonder Women! .
Yes, it's the flawless time to be reminded that there still are heroes and heroines - on screen and in real-life - who want to do what's best for mankind, even for the poor and powerless.