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Gal Gadot says Wonder Woman will be funny but "pretty dark"

Following her debut in Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman strikes out in her own standalone movie that's due to arrive next year. This is the first time the Amazonian warrior will star in a live-action film and after watching her kick Doomsday's ass in Dawn of Justice, we couldn't be more excited to see her at the center of things. Warner Bros. seems pretty confident in her abilities too, as the movie recently moved up three weeks (opens in new tab) on the calendar.

Even though Zack Snyder's movie briefly touched upon Diana Prince's origin, there's much more to her past that Patty Jenkins' spin-off plans to explore. We know that Wonder Woman's tale begins during World War I, and according to Gal Gadot it's going to be more of a coming-of-age story than a history lesson.

"In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from, " Gadot tells Digital Spy (opens in new tab). "In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman... We all saw before the beautiful coming of age of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman. We don't know anything about Wonder Woman."

As for the tone of the film? It sounds as if Warner Bros. is planning to maintain a similar mood across the DC Extended Universe. "It's very interesting," adds Gadot, "it has moments of humor, but it's pretty dark."

Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Lucy Davis, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Saïd Taghmaoui, Wonder Woman will open in cinemas on June 2, 2017.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.