After years of waiting for the spectacular live-action solo movie she deserves, Wonder Woman
finally hits theaters on Friday, June 2.
The film, directed by Patty Jenkins (whose 2003 drama Monster snagged star Charlize Theron her Oscar), stars Israeli newcomer Gal Gadot as the titular superheroine. The Amazonian princess was born Diana, and raised by a colony of incredibly strong women on a secluded paradise-like island. (It's actually literally called Paradise Island, a.k.a. Themyscira.) When a U.S. army pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on the shores of the island, Diana rescues him and learns of the terrible strife going on in the rest of the world. It becomes her mission to help restore justice and peace — and she steps into her powerful destiny as Wonder Woman in the process.