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Why Wonder Woman broke through

Gal Gadot plays the Amazonian warrior, raised on a female-only island, who ventures to Europe to fight in the Great War

WONDER WOMAN’S BIG-screen debut—which came on June 2, 76 years after she first appeared in print—could have been a disaster. Last year critics panned Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ dour Batman v Superman and disjointed Suicide

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