Kevin Smith and DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns gave "Wonder Woman" fans their first sneak peek at the upcoming standalone film on Tuesday night.
During the CW's "Dawn of the Justice League" special, Geoff revealed details about the Gal Gadot-led movie's plot, and information about her character's history.
"Wonder Woman's like one of the greatest superheroes out there, but people don't know her origins like they know Superman's origin and Batman's origin. So, what we want to do in the film is really tell people who she is, where she comes from and why she does what she does," Geoff said. "We've never seen it on film before."
Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, is "the best fighter in the DC universe," according to Geoff, as she has incredible strength and speed (and has been training her whole life for war).
Born an Amazon, her race was created to protect humans, but no longer believe people are worthy of their guard – something which with Wonder Woman takes issue.
"Diana is asking constantly, 'Why don't we go do what we were created to do and protect man?' They say, 'Because they're not worth it.' And this takes her on a journey into our world," Geoff explained, adding that the superhero "stands for equality, and that's really important. I think that's why people love the character."
While Chris Pine will play Diana's love interest, Steve Trevor, the movie won't be a sappy love story.
"The greatest thing about Wonder Woman is how good and kind and loving she is, yet none of that negates any of her power," "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins said.
"Telling a story like this now is pivotal and important," Chris added. "The story of a very powerful woman."
"Wonder Woman" is set to hit theaters on June 23, 2017.
-- Erin O'Sullivan