Ridley Scott Moving Forward With ‘Gladiator 2;’ Peter Craig To Write Script For Paramount

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Connie Nielsen to Star in Drama ‘Postcard Killings’

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, star of AMC’s series “The Walking Dead,” and Connie Nielsen have signed on for the Janusz Kaminski-directed thriller “The Postcard Killings.” The two will co-star in the film adapted from James Patterson and…

‘Wonder Woman’ Star Connie Nielsen Joins Dick Wolf’s CBS Drama ‘FBI’

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Connie Nielsen To Co-Star In Dick Wolf’s ‘F.B.I.’ CBS Drama Series

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Connie Nielsen is reuniting with Dick Wolf, signing on for a co-starring role in F.B.I., Wolf’s’ upcoming 13-episode CBS drama series.

The series, a co-production between Universal Television, where Law & Order and Chicago boss Wolf has been based for a long time, and CBS TV Studios, chronicles the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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‘One Day She’ll Darken’: Connie Nielsen Cast In Patty Jenkins’ TNT Series

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Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) has been tapped for a key role opposite Chris Pine in One Day She’ll Darken, TNT‘s limited drama series directed by Patty Jenkins.
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Actress Connie Nielsen on Her Harvey Story and Debunking the Myth of ‘That Girl’ (Guest Column)

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As I add my name to the rapidly expanding list of women whom Harvey Weinstein has harassed, I feel a strong wish to clarify just how well-known Harvey’s actions were in our community throughout his reign as one of the most powerful players in the industry. I worked on the Harvey Weinstein-produced “The Great Raid,” […]

Every Major ‘Wonder Woman’ Character, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

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“Wonder Woman” digs into the origins of the character by embroiling her in the conflict of World War I. Diana of Themyscira’s introduction to the world of humans is full of funny mercenaries and a few eerily creepy bad guys. Here are all the people who find themselves hanging out with Wonder Woman, from thinnest to most interesting. Warning: Spoilers beyond this point!

11. General Ludendorff (Danny Huston)
As the red herring villain for most of the movie, Ludendorff’s major function is just to be sneeringly evil as much as possible. But he lacks the homicidal quirkiness of Dr. Maru or the ideological anger of Ares — he’s just a guy who wants to kill a lot of people. Generally, the general is a bit dull.

10. Sir Patrick (David Thewlis)
Though the twist involving his character is obvious early in the movie, the talented Thewlis does a lot with his real role as the God of War. Still, Ares/Sir Patrick just doesn’t get much in the way of real character development — a shame, since he spends the end of the movie monologuing the themes of “Wonder Woman” and Diana’s internal struggle.

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9. Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen)
Diana’s mom is pretty one-note. Most of her role is about saying veiled things that give away Wonder Woman’s true nature, and wringing her hands over Diana going to battle. The conflict isn’t bad, but Hippolyta feels like a speedbump toward Diana getting the movie going than a full character.

8. The Chief (Eugene Brave Rock)
The third of Steve’s team doesn’t say much, but his observant nature means he gets the other guys in a way that adds a closeness to the group. “Wonder Woman” is at its best when it gets Steve’s team together with Diana, and all the characters add to the unit to make it a lot of fun to watch.

7. Charlie (Ewen Bremner)
Charlie does a lot of subtle but important thematic work in “Wonder Woman,” serving as the member of the team who’s damaged the most by war. He brings a lot of humanity to the character that otherwise might have felt like pure comic relief, and adds some layers to Diana’s character development.

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6. Antiope (Robin Wright)
As the greatest warrior the Amazons have ever had, she’s obviously also the coolest among them, especially when she takes it on herself to train Diana to be an even better warrior. She also might have the best stunt in the movie when she takes down three enemy soldiers with one pull of the bowstring.

5. Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui)
As the intuitive and artistic member of the team, Sami has all the best insights and interesting things to say. He’s also brings the most personality to the team, and his acting skills make for a couple funny moments that lighten up the whole “stopping mustard gas from murdering thousands” plot.

4. Steve Trevor (Chris Pine)
Good ol’ Steve is Diana’s link to the human world, and as an earnestly good guy, he’s a good partner for her. He’s also pretty great at getting out of the way and letting Diana handle the superheroing. A man character would constantly be getting in the way or trying to control the situation, but Steve’s all about utilizing everyone on the team to their strengths.

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3. Dr. Maru (Elena Anaya)
There’s an overarching creepiness to Dr. Maru that’s really fascinating — so much so that she could probably carry the villain end of the movie on her own if “Wonder Woman” would let her. Anaya is at the top of her game when Steve tries to seduce her with a semi-erotic discussion about things getting destroyed by fire. Maru’s easy to hate, but she’s also interesting.

2. Etta (Lucy Davis)
Despite having all the funniest lines in the movie, Steve Trevor’s secretary feels underused. She’s a useful balance to all the military minded soldiers, and hilarious as the only non-mercenary, non-superhero regular person on the cast.

1. Diana (Gal Gadot)
The actual Wonder Woman strikes a balance between being super-smart and weirdly naive. Having never met humans before, watching her learn about our society and our shortcomings is a lot of fun. She manages to be pretty funny and pretty badass in equal measure.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Powers to $11 Million at Thursday Box Office

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“Wonder Woman” powered to $11 million at the Thursday previews, which includes a gross of $1.5 million at IMAX theaters.

Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, the film was initially tracking for an opening weekend in the $60 million-range, but estimates quickly revised those numbers to close to $100 million. The studio remains conservative with a $70 million estimate.

The film, directed by Patty Jenkins, follows Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman as she leaves her home of Themyscira to stop the great war after a pilot lands on the island, and tells her about what is happening outside of the bubble that is Diana’s home.

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“Wonder Woman” also stars Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston and David Thewlis. The female superhero film is rated fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 93 percent — for a while, it held a score of 97 percent, which would have made it the best reviewed DC film since “The Dark Knight” (94 percent). This is also impressive given that Warner Bros.’ latest DC films, “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” were skewered by critics.

Overseas, the film is opening in almost every market including China. “Wonder Woman” was banned in Lebanon this past week because Gadot is Israeli.

Fox’s animated film “Captain Underpants” also started previews on Thursday at 5 p.m., grossing $650,000 from 2,550 locations. DreamWorks’ Animation’s “Home” opened to the same number in March 2015. It’s tracking to open in the $25 million range and cost $38 million to produce.

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Based on a children’s novel series, “Captain Underpants” stars Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele and Kristen Shaal. It was directed by David Soren, who also helmed 2013’s “Turbo.”

The movie is about two imaginative pranksters named George and Harold who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a superhero named Captain Underpants.

Reviews have been solid — the film holds a score of 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Reaction: ‘Groundbreaking, Revolutionary’ (Video)

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“Wonder Woman” opens in theaters Friday, but before you see it, TheWrap’s resident fanboy Umberto Gonzalez (a.k.a. me) and film producer Daniel Alter have shared our thoughts about the latest DC Films release.

This is the best DC Extended Universe movie to date, in my opinion. And I’m not alone, as “Wonder Woman” is stunning critics, who are calling the film “electrifying” and a “breathtaking cinematic achievement” that makes it “one of the best superhero movies of all time.”

“I think we have the first, great DC universe film,” said Alter.

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The film starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96 percent — that’s 52 “fresh” reviews, with only 2 “rotten.”

TheWrap’s film critic Alonso Duralde said that “Wonder Woman” ranks as one of the “few great” superhero movies among a recent flood of them.

“Gal Gadot’s turn as Princess Diana of Themyscira was a refreshing standout amidst the sludge of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ and she’s as good if not better headlining her own solo adventure,” he wrote.

“It’s a film that not only improves upon many of the seemingly built-in shortcomings of superhero movies, but also mixes smarts, sentiment and adrenaline in the best Hollywood style. This is a superior popcorn movie, no matter what the genre.”

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Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and Connie Nielsen. It hits theaters on Friday.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Stuns Critics: ‘One of the Best Superhero Movies of All Time’

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“Wonder Woman” is stunning critics, who are calling the film “electrifying” and a “breathtaking cinematic achievement” that makes it “one of the best superhero movies of all time.”

The film starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96 percent — that’s 52 “fresh” reviews, with only 2 “rotten.”

“Amazing performances, pulse-pounding action, and outstanding visuals make it one of the best superhero movies of all time,” Forbes’ Mark Hughes wrote, while The Associated Press’ Lindsey Bahr added “it’s enough to give you goosebumps.”

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“‘Wonder Woman’ is smart, slick, and satisfying in all of the ways superhero films ought to be,” Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty wrote. “How deliciously ironic that in a genre where the boys seem to have all the fun, a female hero and a female director are the ones to show the fellas how it’s done.”

TheWrap’s film critic Alonso Duralde added that “Wonder Woman” ranks as one of the “few great” superhero movies among a recent flood of them.

“Gal Gadot’s turn as Princess Diana of Themyscira was a refreshing standout amidst the sludge of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ and she’s as good if not better headlining her own solo adventure,” he wrote.

“It’s a film that not only improves upon many of the seemingly built-in shortcomings of superhero movies, but also mixes smarts, sentiment and adrenaline in the best Hollywood style. This is a superior popcorn movie, no matter what the genre.”

Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and Connie Nielsen. It hits theaters on Friday.

Overall, critics seems to agree: it’s the best DC Comics movie to date.

See 9 of the best reviews below.

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Cath Clarke, Time Out

“‘Wonder Woman’ feels like the real deal, a rollicking action adventure in the tradition of ‘Indiana Jones’, with a fully functioning sense of humour and the year’s most lip-smackingly evil baddie.”

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

“Like the heroine at its center, ‘Wonder Woman’ the movie rises with powerful grace above the noise. It’s not perfect, but it’s often good, sometimes great and exceptionally re-watchable. Director Patty Jenkins’ film is so threaded with sincerity and goodness it’s a wonder how it got past the pugnacious minds responsible for what’s come before. ‘Wonder Woman’ evokes not only the spirit of Richard Donner’s ‘Superman,’ but also Joe Johnston’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ while still being its own thing. Just look to the image of Gal Gadot confidently striding out alone onto an unwinnable battlefield with only a shield, a sword and a mission — and prevailing. It’s enough to give you goosebumps.”

Kelly Lawler, USA Today

“‘Wonder Woman’ is a departure from most superhero films you’ve seen. It’s a female superhero film — which is revolutionary enough by itself — but it’s also a genuinely surprising film that plays with genre and throws out the now very tired superhero movie formula. It’s an action film, a romantic comedy and a coming-of-age story and a period piece and a war movie all in one. Above all, it’s a hopeful story about humanity. ‘Wonder Woman’ is the best movie Marvel rival DC Comics has put out in its own cinematic universe, and unlike the recent parade of bleak superhero tales from both studios, it makes you feel good while you watch it.”

Julian Roman, Movie Web

“From DC Films and Warner Bros., ‘Wonder Woman’ renews hope that the DC Universe can match the quality of Marvel. Gal Gadot proves she has the right stuff. Her ‘Wonder Woman’ is every bit the hero and feminist icon fans deserve. The film is by no means perfect, but a needed step in the right direction. The Justice League has a solid foundation to build on. The producers just have to remember that respect for the character’s history, sophistication, and moments of levity are key to the success of comic adaptations. Make a run when the credits roll, there aren’t any additional scenes.”

Mark Hughes, Forbes

“‘Wonder Woman’ is an electrifying, breathtaking cinematic achievement sure to win the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. Amazing performances, pulse-pounding action, and outstanding visuals make it one of the best superhero movies of all time. You’ll love it, and you’ll walk out wondering how soon you can go back to watch it again.”

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John Hazelton, Screen International

“Almost as much an anti-war drama as a summer popcorn romp,’ Wonder Woman’ takes its time putting its title character centre stage in all her Amazonian splendour. But when it does get down to superheroine business, this latest DC Comics ‘extended universe’ outing packs a decent punch and, in Israeli model Gal Gadot, introduces a star with real franchise potential.”

Molly Freeman, Screen Rant

“All in all, ‘Wonder Woman’ is a cohesive and gripping comic book-adapted origin story that gives the most famous female superhero a live-action entry worthy of the character’s legacy. There weak spots in those brief moments of impossible-to-miss CG and Ares’ character development, but even with those flaws, ‘Wonder Woman’ is exceptionally strong. Arriving at the time it does, ‘Wonder Woman’ faces immense pressure both within the context of the DCEU and, to a larger extent, Hollywood as a whole – but Gadot and Jenkins rise above expectations to deliver an incredibly exciting and inspiring movie.”

Chris Hewitt, Empire

“As Diana, Gadot is excellent, a rocking electric cello riff in human form. ‘Dawn Of Justice’ proved she could handle the kicking and the punching. Here, she gets actual honest-to-goodness dialogue, and invests Diana with excitable exuberance, bristling defiance and a disarming belief in doing the right thing. She’s also funny, particularly when she goes full bumbling Clark Kent.”

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“‘Wonder Woman’ is smart, slick, and satisfying in all of the ways superhero films ought to be. How deliciously ironic that in a genre where the boys seem to have all the fun, a female hero and a female director are the ones to show the fellas how it’s done.”

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In the recent flood of superhero movies, several have managed to be quite good — but “Wonder Woman” ranks as one of the few great ones.

Gal Gadot’s turn as Princess Diana of Themyscira was a refreshing standout amidst the sludge of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and she’s as good if not better headlining her own solo adventure. It’s a film that not only improves upon many of the seemingly built-in shortcomings of superhero movies, but also mixes smarts, sentiment and adrenaline in the best Hollywood style. This is a superior popcorn movie, no matter what the genre.

It accomplishes this feat even while being an origin story, although thankfully screenwriter Allan Heinberg (a TV vet making his big-screen debut) never overdoes the introduction of familiar cohorts and gadgets — we don’t even get the invisible plane this time around — nor does he waste narrative real estate on setting up the next six movies in the DC Comics screen universe, outside of the occasional point of juncture.

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We open with one, as a Wayne Industries armored car delivers Louvre curator Diana Prince (Gadot) an old photo of Diana in her Wonder Woman garb, looking exactly the same age, but on the front lines of World War I. Cue the flashback to young Diana on Themyscira, defying her mother Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) to train as an Amazon warrior with General Antiope (Robin Wright), who always pushes the girl, telling her that she is more powerful than she knows.

That power comes to the test when American spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash-lands near this paradise island, with a squadron of German sailors in tow. The Amazons know plenty about battle — they once conquered the war god Ares with the help of Zeus — but nothing about gunpowder, and many of their superior archers and horsewomen fall in a hail of bullets.

When the Amazons’ magic lasso compels Steve to tell the truth, and that he’s carrying intel that could help end the war, Diana insists on accompanying him back to the front, so that she may slay Ares and end warfare once and for all. Once back in England, Diana and Steve are forced to go rogue, since Steve’s mission to stop German general Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and the deadly chemical warfare of Dr. Maru (Elena Anaya) would interfere with the pending armistice.

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In this rough outline, “Wonder Woman” might sound like any number of other, similar adventures of recent years, but where it shines is in the details. The banter is funny, the romance resonates — Gadot’s deep, dark eyes and Pine’s puppydog blues are a potent combination — and the stakes carry real substance.

It’s often said that there’s no such thing as an anti-war movie, since combat is so cinematically exciting, but director Patty Jenkins (“Monster”) gets closer to that goal than most: when we see war here, we see destroyed men who have lost limbs, devastated countryside, and yowling orphans who will never be reunited with their parents. And unlike so many 21st century adventures, the sacrifices here stick; there’s no take-backs in the final minutes.

Diana’s scenes of action are thrilling precisely because they’re meant to stop war, not to foment it; the idea of a demi-god using love to fight war might sound goofy in the abstract, but Jenkins make the concept work. When Diana storms across No Man’s Land — a nomenclature given a whole new meaning in this context — to pacify a German foxhole, I got chills: Not the whoosh of recognition of some moment from the long-running comics or from the iconic TV show, not the amusement of some ironic undercutting of old-fashioned heroism, but the genuine charge that great pop entertainment provides.

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“Wonder Woman” most certainly falls in with the other films leading up to “Justice League,” but there’s an inescapable feeling that the creative team and the studio have possibly learned from the shortcomings of movies like “Dawn of Justice” or “Suicide Squad.” For example, there’s still plenty of color manipulation happening here, but the result is a look that’s more in the sepia-and-sunshine end of the spectrum rather than the usual grays and grimness. And for audiences who find the Marvel movies too jokey while the previous DC efforts were too humorless, “Wonder Woman” strikes a balance, finding some amusement in the back-and-forth between Diana and Steve, as well as in the all-too-brief appearances of venerable comic-book supporting character Etta Candy, played here by Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead”).

It’s a great cast overall: Gadot mixes ancient wisdom and gravitas with the delight and, yes, wonder of someone trying ice cream for the first time, and Pine takes the generally thankless role of Steve Trevor and imbues him with both a sense of duty and a sense of humor. And since Anaya starred in “The Skin I Live In,” it’s fitting she plays another character who has suffered extreme plastic surgery; the movie gives her poisons expert a stereotypical villain’s disfigurement — a facial graft that makes her look like the Phantom of the Opera — but she still manages to find a soul inside this despicable war criminal.

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Jenkins and Heinberg very cleverly play around with female-character tropes throughout, whether it’s Steve’s reflexive attempts to shield Diana from gunfire (only to be rescued by her famous bullet-deflecting bracelets) or the trying-on-clothes montage (in which Diana rejects any number of 1918 London’s dress options, since they don’t allow her to do windmill kicks.)

For those who wish to pick them, there are certainly nits to be found: The Amazons all speak in a somewhat vaguely accent-y accent to contextualize Gadot’s Israeli-inflected English. (Nielsen and Wright have a lilt that calls to mind the old Kathy Griffin joke about Gwyneth Paltrow hanging out with Stella McCartney and suddenly sounding like she’s from “Europia.”)

The CG isn’t always perfect, and the surfeit of Amazons spinning around in mid-air feels like a holdover from earlier DC movies. Themyscira is concealed by a dome that hides it, but doesn’t keep boats or planes from passing through it. And there’s also a bit of casting that undermines what should have been a late-in-the-film surprise.

None of this got in the way of my enjoyment of “Wonder Woman,” however, a summer movie that raises the bar quite high for the months – and years – to come.

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Cheer up, fanboys — Warner Bros isn’t trying to strangle “Wonder Woman” before it even hits theaters. In fact, five weeks out from release WB is spending more to sell the first live action film featuring the iconic female super hero than it did for its last comic book outing, “Suicide Squad,” TheWrap has learned.

On Thursday, a growing chorus of online fans and commentators began openly fretting about what they perceived as a lack of advertising and promotion for “Wonder Woman.”  “The lack of marketing worries me,” wrote Shana O’Neil at SyfyWire. “It worries a lot of people who are invested in the success of female superheroes in film and television.”

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Hollywood does indeed have a poor track record of fully supporting female-led action films, but that doesn’t appear to be the case here. In fact, Warners is revving up its marketing spend on the film.

A recent Vanity Fair article revealed that WB has already thrown some serious money at promotional efforts for “Wonder Woman” — $3,043,212 for TV advertising across the U.S. so far. By comparison, at the same point in its pre-release period, the company had only spent $2,645,643 on the “Suicide Squad” TV campaign.

But individuals with knowledge of the film tell TheWrap that a major increase in visible “Wonder Woman” marketing is coming starting in May, just after Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” hits U.S. theaters and its marketing campaign wanes somewhat.

In other words, whatever the final film is like, WB isn’t writing off a (reportedly) $120 million investment. Get ready to see the princess of Themyscria all over the place well before seeing her on the big screen.

Gal Gadot made her first appearance as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which debuted to $166 million in March, 2016.

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The standalone “Wonder Woman,” from director Patty Jenkins, also stars Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis and Danny Huston. The film is written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder.

“Wonder Woman” will be released in theaters on June 2, 2017.

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Tom Wilkinson, Connie Nielsen & Shea Whigham Board ‘Catcher Was A Spy’

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‘Wonder Woman’ Footage Teases Villain Ares, Shows Gal Gadot and Chris Pine Getting Close

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As we crawl closer to the release of Warner Bros.’  “Wonder Woman,” director Patty Jenkins gave CinemaCon 2017 a bigger taste of her villain, and the connection between her two leads.

Gal Gadot introduced Jenkins and her co-star Chris Pine to a packed theater in Las Vegas on Wednesday, who then played two lengthy clips from the June release.

The first was a boat ride, presumably from Wonder Woman’s island home of Themyscira en route to London.

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We learned that Wonder Woman is in pursuit of Ares, the God of war, who she’s convinced is influencing the German soldiers in the period action flick.

While the hero, a.k.a. Diana Prince, attempts to save the world — Pine just wants to get to know her better. The scene sees him explain the concept of marriage to our superhero.

Once in London, the pair have a confrontation with a pickpocket on the street — and we see her famous Lasso of Truth at work.

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Two new teasers for “Wonder Woman” were released on Friday, in which we finally see Robin Wright’s character, General Antiope, in action.

In a clip posted on Twitter, General Antiope is training Diana Prince (also known as Wonder Woman), hammering down on her with a sword until Gal Gadot’s character claps her forearms together to protect herself — but a forceful energy field emerges, hauling everyone backwards.

“Train her harder than any Amazonian before her, until she is better than even you,” a voiceover says in the clip.

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Another video posted on Facebook shows Diana arriving to London with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).

“It’s hideous!” says Wonder Woman, to which Steve responds, “Yeah it’s not for everybody.”

This clip features footage we’ve seen from previous trailers.

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The standalone “Wonder Woman,” from director Patty Jenkins, also stars Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis and Danny Huston.

Gadot made her first appearance as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which debuted to $166 million at the box office this past spring.

A new “Wonder Woman” trailer is set to drop on Saturday, March 11.

“Wonder Woman” will be released in theaters on June 2, 2017.

Watch the clips below.

All is fair in war and wonder. New trailer for #WonderWoman arrives TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/SmjL5HEEC2

— #WonderWoman (@WonderWomanFilm) March 10, 2017

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In the new poster for Warner Bros./DC Films’ upcoming “Wonder Woman,” the heroine played by Gal Gadot pulls a Colin Kaepernick.

The actress, who tweeted the new poster on Friday, is seen in costume taking a knee on a beach in a brilliantly lit sunset (or sunrise?) — a pose that recalls the protest made by the San Francisco 49ers quarterback during the national anthem throughout last fall’s NFL season.

Her magical lasso of truth is nowhere to be seen, but she does wield a sword — which oddly isn’t sharp enough to pierce the surface of the sand on the shores of her native Paradise Island.

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Gadot made her first appearance as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which debuted to $166 million at the box office this past spring.

The standalone “Wonder Woman,” from director Patty Jenkins, also stars Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis and Danny Huston.

Believe in Wonder ✨ Here it is, the new poster for #WonderWoman! pic.twitter.com/0dmWd5dsC8

Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 10, 2017

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‘Justice League’ Cast to Include Jesse Eisenberg, Connie Nielsen

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The upcoming “Justice League” movie will include Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, a press kit sent out by Warner Bros. on Friday confirmed. Both had been rumored to be included in the studio’s DC superhero tentpole. Eisenberg had said previously that he would appear in “Justice League,” which opens… Read more »

‘Justice League:’ Jesse Eisenberg, Connie Nielsen to Appear in DC Movie

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Connie Nielsen’s Queen Hippolyta and Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will make appearances in “Justice League,” TheWrap has learned.

According to Warner Bros.’ 2017 movie press kit, the studio has confirmed that Nielsen and Eisenberg will be in the upcoming DC Comics movie.

The kit states that Eisenberg will have a featured role in “Justice League,” which means that Lex Luthor will make another appearance. The kit also announced that Queen Hippolyta will be in the film, with Connie Nielson reprising the role from the upcoming “Wonder Woman” stand-alone film.

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Last seen in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Eisenberg had previously teased Lex Luthor’s return in “Justice League.”

While Queen Hippolyta hasn’t been seen in a DC film yet, audiences will get their first taste in next June’s “Wonder Woman.” Queen Hippolyta is the mother of Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and is the ruler of the land of Themyscira.

Earlier set visit reports suggest that one of the three motherboxes — the macguffins of “Justice League” — sought by the villain Steppenwolf, is possessed by the Amazons on Themyscira.

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Zack Snyder is directing “Justice League,” which unites superheroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing the film, which was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Affleck’s 2012 film “Argo,” winner of the Oscar for Best Picture.

“Justice League” hits theaters Nov. 17 of next year.

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