Wonder Woman Director Talks World War I Setting

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During an interview with Empire, director Patty Jenkins discussed the upcoming film’s World War I setting and how she wanted the film to approach the subject of war:

On Wonder Woman’s motivation: “What motivates her is philosophical. She isn’t just taking out bad guys or fighting crime. She believes in goodness and love. [She] is fierce and willing to fight, but only to protect a better vision for mankind. Hers is really a coming-of-age story.”

On the use of World War I in the film: “My approach was to focus on telling the story of mechanised war and how that would look to a god visiting our world for the first time. I wanted the audience to understand the horrors that a war on this scale makes possible and how shocking that would be to someone who comes with a strong sense of honor and justice. She doesn’t realize yet just how senselessly dark the world can be.”