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Cast and Creators of WONDER WOMAN Talk About the Film’s Importance

There’s no denying the significance of seeing a strong woman go where no man has gone before and do that which is not expected of her. It’s what makes so much of Steve Trevor’s reactions in Wonder Woman so funny (and at times, cathartic) for women watching the film: that expectation isn’t exclusive to island-dwelling goddesses made of clay and fortitude like ol’ Diana Prince here. And in this particularly fractured time, where women are demanding to be heard and respected despite a tide fighting directly against them, there’s increased resonance to the origin story of Wonder Woman being brought to the big screen right now.

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So we sat down with director Patty Jenkins and some of her incredible cast—including Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, and Danny Huston—to ruminate on what about this character’s story, and this film’s interpretation of that 76-year history, that makes it so incredibly pertinent to today’s movie-going audiences. And it is guaranteed to get you pumped about all the admirable, and badass, girl power happening on screen.

And make sure you keep it locked to Nerdist because this is just the beginning of our coverage of the film/our videos from the junket. We’ve got more on the incredible fights and dynamic duo at the heart of the film—and you’re definitely not going to want to miss it.

Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2nd. Are you looking forward to the film? Let us know in the comments below.

Images: Warner Bros./DC

Alicia Lutes is the managing editor of Nerdist & creator/host of Fangirling. Find her on Twitter if you want!

And if you’re looking for more Wonder Woman scoopage from our time in the edit bay, watch this!

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