Wonder Woman steps out of Batman and Superman’s shadow in the first official photo from her upcoming spinoff.
Gal Gadot’s heroine, Princess Diana, stands alongside her mother, Queen Hippolyta (played by Connie Nielsen), and her two aunts — General Antiope (Robin Wright) and Antiope’s lieutenant, Menalippe (Lisa Loven Kongsli) — in the image released by Entrainment Weekly.
The photo shows Wonder Woman’s birthplace — the island of Themyscira where the Amazon women live — the setting of director Patty Jenkins’ upcoming origin movie on the evolution of Princess Diana into Wonder Woman.
“She is the only child they raised together,” Jenkins told EW of the powerful trio that trained Diana. “And their love for her manifests in a different way for each of them.”
Jenkins and her costume designer, Lindy Hemming (“The Dark Knight”), designed the Amazons’ look to highlight the women’s toned bodies.
“To me, they shouldn’t be dressed in armor like men,” Jenkins said of the women’s battle gear, which includes heels. “It should be different. It should be authentic and real — and appealing to women.”
Jenkins also defended Wonder Woman’s leggy look.
“I, as a woman, want Wonder Woman to be hot as hell, fight bada– and look great at the same time — the same way men want Superman to have huge pecs and an impractically big body,” she said. “That makes them feel like the hero they want to be. And my hero, in my head, has really long legs.”
The film, which is set during World War I as well, also star Chris Pine, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Ewen Bremner.
“Wonder Woman” hits theaters on June 23, 2017. The superhero will also appear in the Justice League movie set to bow in November of 2017. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens worldwide on Friday.