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It’s taken 75 years for Wonder Woman to make the leap from page to silver screen. So it’s no surprise director Patty Jenkins is going in all guns blazing. After her scene-stealing turn in last year’s Batman v Superman, Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince will be riding front and centre in Wonder Woman when it arrives on 2 June.

Joining Prince on her idyllic all-female island home of Themyscira are her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and aunt Antiope (Robin Wright) – the latter admitting a big reason for signing on was “to get in the best shape of my life at 50 years of age”. See “the greatest warrior of all time”, according to producer Charles Roven, in action in our exclusive image below.

Jenkins created an Amazonian boot camp for her film (“my body hated me”, recalls Gadot). “It was a riot,” Jenkins tells Empire. “We had 80 incredible women, all living in one Italian summer camp, from supermodels to the best female boxer in the world. It was rangy women just stalking around with their badass moves in droves, all becoming best friends and all super-intrigued by one another.”

With November 1918 providing the film’s alternate landscape, Wonder Woman will fill in the blanks regarding Prince’s ‘walk away from humanity’, as mentioned in Batman v Superman. “She comes from this heavenly place,” Gadot tells Empire, “then she goes to muddy, bloody Europe, and there’s death all over. This is mind-blowing to her.”

For much, much more on Wonder Woman, be sure to pick up the brand new issue of Empire, available in all good – yes, and evil – newsagents as of today.

Mm… Ok!
Though small warning that some of these will be on the melancholy side.

I’ll do some general ones, and under the cut a bunch of more intimate ones, since I’ll be leaning on the manga chapters for those.

All Might

  •  Terrible fashion sense. No really. His golden age hero suit is like his greatest design achievement and a lot of that came into being with the help of some of his friends, most notably Nana.
  • When left to his own devices, even before he had to account for a sudden change in musculature, he wore very basic stuff in public, and kawaii stuff in the rare times he was at home. Think bunny pattern flannel jammies. He had to look forever to find them in Plus Ultra size.
  • Owns entirely too many jokey boxers. There’s at least two with a pizza pattern. One has the American flag. There’s All Might themed ones as well, but he feels weird wearing those. Lord knows why he has entire drawers full of them because he sure as hell can’t wear them underneath his hero costume.
  • Mild obsession with all things American, especially the classic superhero stuff. I mean, canonically he’s very inspired by golden age comics, but his nerdiness shows in little details as well. Like how he can quote entire passages from the The Winter Soldier and considers the 2017 Wonder Woman movie a classic. That stuff is super old, y'all.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. Never understood why she ended up with Spike, of all people.
  • Relationship wise… I have trouble seeing him in one, at least as All Might. We get told in the Vigilante spin-off that he’s very particular about his privacy and on top of that… he just doesn’t have the time. This is a man who stops to rescue six people, foil a bank robbery and grab a kitten out of a tree, just on his way to work at UA. He does not have time for an s/o, let alone a family, especially since he’s not the type to be an absentee lover/dad. He’s very much an all or nothing kinda guy, and for most of his life, his all has been given to the greater good.
  • So I kinda headcanon All Might as ace, or at the very least celibate. Probably a virgin. He may have kissed someone when he was still at UA, maybe went on a few dates, but once he decided that he was going to be a Symbol of Peace, that’s it. One hundred percent hero focus.

Manga spoilers ahoy! Please be warned that I’m drawing heavily on some of the later chapters for this one.

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Happy 74th birthday to the greatest director of all time, Martin Scorsese! Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese grew up in the same neighborhood but never talked as kids. Brian De Palma was the one who officially introduced them to each other in the early 70′s and they clicked automatically. In 1978, Martin Scorsese was at an all-time low  due to a near overdose resulting from an addiction to cocaine. Robert De Niro visited him at the hospital and told him that he had to clean himself up and make this movie about a boxer. At first, Scorsese refused (he didn’t like sports movies anyway), but due to De Niro’s persistence, he eventually gave in. Many claim that De Niro saved Scorsese’s life by getting him back into work. Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese have collaborated on a total of 8 films together: Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King Of Comedy (1983), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Casino (1995). 

Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyqeight Champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped elevate boxing from a nadir in popularity in the post-Jack Dempsey era by establishing a reputation as an honest, hardworking fighter at a time when the sport was dominated by gambling interests

“I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.”
- Muhammad Ali

Champion Rocky Marciano, his eye cut, flattens challenger Ezzard Mack Charles’ nose with a crushing right uppercut.

Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns

“I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get
used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours;
my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.”
- Muhammad Ali