Chief among them is Connie Nielsen, who plays Hippolyta, ruler of Themyscira and Queen of the Amazons.
Jenkins found a more creative outlet for her talents and in the superhero-movie world: She is the director of "Wonder Woman". Wonder Woman is an origin story, and as such it runs down everything you need to know about Diana - where she's from, how she was raised, what her objective in life is, and how she came to be the fearless heroine we know and love.
Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers... and her true destiny. Meanwhile, the second of today's two Wonder Woman teasers has Gal Gadot's heroine wield the famous Lasso of Truth.
Just a month or so ago saw estimates state Wonder Woman would open to only around $55 million in the USA, but with Wonder Woman now kicking the crap out of Rotten Tomaotes, it's though the domestic box office may even be higher.
As the director of "Wonder Woman", Jenkins is creating new worlds for women both onscreen and off.
Gal Gadot reflected on how Wonder Woman is so ingrained in pop culture that she can not recall her first introduction to the character and always knew of her existence.
DC's latest blockbuster Wonder Woman doesn't hit Australian cinemas until tomorrow, but young girls worldwide are already demonstrating why it's an important step forward for superhero films. Please go see this film opening weekend (June 2) and show the studios that we need more.
Israeli actor Gal Gadot poses at the premiere of "Wonder Woman" in Los Angeles, California U.S., May 25.
Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? But Wonder Woman struggles with weak evildoers like Ares (David Thewlis) and Doctor Poison (Elena Anaya), which adds to the film's unevenness. "She's a pretty unbelievable person".
"I can't take on the history of 50 per cent of the population just because I'm a woman", she says of the gender politics at play. "And I thought, 'If I take this, it'll be a big disservice to women". Wonder Woman does kinda, sorta help set up this fall's Justice League, in that it establishes that Diana and Bruce are still in friendly contact after the events of Batman v Superman.