Actress Gal Gadot has revealed that she took inspiration from Princess Diana when portraying Wonder Woman in the upcoming superhero movie. The official trailer for the movie was shown to an appreciative audience at the Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday, 23 July.
The 31-year-old actress revealed that she had watched a documentary on the late Princess Diana before filming began and was inspired by the mother of Princes William and Harry, reports The Sun. The first wife of Prince Charles tragically passed away on August 1997 in a Paris car crash.
She told the audience: "Wonder Woman has the strength of a goddess and the heart of a human, she said she leads from her heart and not from her head, and I think the same is true of our Diana."
Patty Jenkins, the film's director said : "The world needs love and forgiveness in such a huge way, [Wonder Woman] stands for being loving and amazing and being incredible."
Since so many superhero movies from both DC Comics and Marvel lead with a male character, Gadot claimed it was time for a female-led superhero film. "Many times, (filming the movie) felt like we got signs from the universe. It felt like we were just a vessel for a greater story that we need to share with everyone. It isn't about me as an actress or Patty as a director. It felt like, now is the time."
The trailer begins with the superheroine finding American pilot Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine) washed up on a beach. Wonder Woman looks stunned and says: "You're a man", to which he replies, "Yeah, do I not look like one?"
Another scene sees Trevor ask Wonder Woman about her father, but she responds: "I had no father, I was brought to life by Zeus."
Wonder Woman is slated for release in June, 2017.