In DC Comics, Wonder Woman originally got the secret identity Diana Prince when she purchased the identity of an Army Nurse - but it seems that story will be changed in the growing DC Extended Universe. As you will see in the brand new Wonder Woman TV spot below, the fresh new name comes as a result of a hasty cover-up rather than a thought-out and executed plan.
Rather than acquiring the name Diana Prince for money, it's instead an identity that Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) makes up on the fly so that he can protect his new friend and future love's origins a secret. In a meeting with Sir Patrick (David Thewlis), the Amazonian is entirely ready to introduce herself as "Diana, Princess of Themyscira," but before she can get to the bit about the mystical island, Trevor butts in and invents a new name for her on the spot. And thus, Diana Prince is born.
Of course, we know that Diana Prince winds up becoming a very important part of the Wonder Woman story in the DC Extended Universe (it wasn't always a part of the character in the comics). When audiences are introduced to Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, she is identified as an antiques dealer named Diana Prince - meaning that she managed to hold on to the identity for basically a full century while living in obscurity. We still don't know what it is that led the Amazonian to live a life as a normal civilian after World War I, but that's certainly a question for which we expect Wonder Woman to deliver an answer. There's also the matter of how she managed to live for 100 years without anyone questioning her age, therefore forcing her to change her name again, but we don't really expect the details explaining that any time soon.
After what feels like decades of waiting for the Goddess of Truth to finally get her own big screen blockbuster, Wonder Woman is now right around the corner, starring not only Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and David Thewlis, but also Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui and Ewen Bremner. Warner Bros. is set to have the film out in theaters on June 2nd as the first of two DC Extended Universe pictures in 2017 - the other being the equally long-anticipated Justice League from director Zack Synder. Be sure to stay tuned for more on the movie here on CinemaBlend, as we will be covering it extensively - and hit the comments below to tell us what you're thinking about this new TV spot.
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