Expectations are high for Wonder Woman, and not just because Warner Bros. is hoping that she might right the ship in terms of the studios’ efforts to correct widespread critical disinterest and mixed fan reaction to the DC Expanded Universe. Of course, people are just generally looking forward to seeing the first superhero movie led a solo superheroine, which is maybe why we’ve gotten this new cover art for the subscribers of Empire magazine. It’s a very flattering picture of Gal Gadot, and it seems to portend that sunny days are on the horizon, and maybe not just for the Amazonian warrior princess.

The shot comes courtesy of a member of the Superhero Hype forums, who just so happens to be an Empire subscriber.

If you came here to get something more than a beautiful photo of the lovely Ms. Gadot you’re in luck because we’ve got some addition info for you, and its villain related. Batman-News got a scoop that Ares, the Greek God of War that’s long been suspected of being the film’s villain, will be played by none other than David Thewlis. The accomplished English actor perhaps best known for the Harry Potter movies will play Ares with a combination of practical costume effects and CGI, the finished result can be seen in this photo of the action figure version of the character from Toy Fair.

Wonder Woman chronicles how Diana leaves her home on the island of Themyscira, populated by the legendary female warriors the Amazons, and journeys to “man’s world” joining with U.S. fighter pilot Steve Trevor to fight in the war to end all wars, World War I. The fourth film in the DCEU co-stars Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen, and is directed by Patty Jenkins.

Wonder Woman will be in theatres everywhere on June 2.

Source: Superhero Hype

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