Watch the first footage from 2017’s ‘Wonder Woman’ movie

Gal Gadot takes on the iconic title role, flanked by Robin Wright and Chris Pine

The first footage from Wonder Woman has been released in a US TV preview piece about the 2017 superhero movie.

Actress Gal Gadot makes her debut as the iconic comic book character in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice before starring in 2017’s standalone Wonder Woman movie. Chris Pine has been cast as her love interest, Steve Trevor, in a role which is said to have “plenty of action to keep him busy”.

The film’s cast also includes Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, Ewan Bremner and former The Office actress Lucy Davis.

The Wonder Woman movie has been in the works for close to two decades, with several stops and starts over the years, and Joss Whedon attached to direct at one point. Monster‘s Patty Jenkins is now directing after Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren dropped out in April 2015. Shooting is underway now and the film is set for release on June 23, 2017.

Wonder Woman, a warrior princess of the Amazons, made her DC Comics debut in 1941 and was famously played by Lynda Carter, a former Miss World USA, in a popular US TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979. An unseen pilot for a TV reboot was shot in 2011 but NBC decided not to order a full series.