Wonder Woman has exploded across the silver screen, breaking all records: the first major female superhero film; the first major superhero film directed by a woman; the second $100M-budget film with a female director; and the biggest opening weekend ever for a woman-directed film. Starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman is a box-office blockbuster, a fantastic film, and a milestone for feminists.
In this episode of Polygamer, I reunite with Sabriel Mastin, with whom I previously reviewed Star Trek Beyond. In the first, spoiler-free half of the podcast, we share our history with the DC universe and the ways in which this film diverges from DC’s theatrical track record; Wonder Woman‘s casting and the interplay between the two heroes; the temporal anomaly of the World War I setting and how it compares to Captain America’s WWII; visual decisions such as the color saturation and battle choreography; and the practicality of Wonder Woman’s armor.
The second half of the podcast, starting at 36:23, is reserved for those who have seen Wonder Woman — tune in to hear plot details, big reveals, and more!
Stream the audio edition of this interview below or from iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Mixcloud, Spoke, Overcast, acast, Pocket Casts, Castbox, TuneIn, RadioPublic, or the Internet Archive. Click past the jump for links to resources mentioned in this episode.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Sabriel Mastin
- RiffTrax: The Dark Knight
- What if Man of Steel had been in color?
- William Shatner’s The Captains
- Zack Snyder Steps Down From Justice League to Deal With Family Tragedy
- Joel Hilke’s review of Wonder Woman
- How It Should Have Ended: Captain America