The director of “Wonder Woman” talked about what motivates the badass superhero and we are listening

We’ve been closely following the new Wonder Woman movie since its inception. Now, we’ve learned what motivates Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman according to Patty Jenkins, the film’s director. And fair warning: It’s not what you’d expect.

We’ll admit that we can barely contain our excitement for this movie. From out first look at Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman, to the kickass trailer released at Comic-Con, we can’t get enough. So, this news has us losing our fangirl minds a little bit.

Recently, Jenkins spoke with Empire about the upcoming film.

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

It’s extremely important, then, Prince comes of age during WWII. For one, the world war was an unprecedented moment for humanity. Additionally, it was a particularly brutal war — so fighting for the betterment mankind makes perfect sense.

Jenkins elaborates on the setting, and how it affects Prince. "My approach was to focus on telling the story of mechanized 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 honour and justice. She doesn't realize yet just how senselessly dark the world can be."

Unfortunately, Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince is in for a big surprise.

The world can be extremely dark, and she’s going to see it firsthand. However, it’s also going to make her the Wonder Woman we know, and love. To us, that’s a good thing.

Despite the somewhat bleak setting, we’re SO excited for this movie. We can barely wait until its June 2, 2017 release.

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