“Wonder Woman” will mark the third fourth installment in the DC Films universe, and it has the potential to break a few barriers. Not only will it be the first solo female superhero movie to come in the Marvel-led era of blockbusters ripped from the pages of comic books, but it’s one that Warner Bros. is hoping will connect both with critics and audiences. And for those looking for a bit of substance to go with the style, director Patty Jenkins reveals why the WWI setting was so important to the movie.

“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,” she told Empire. “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.”

“Wonder Woman” opens on June 2, 2017. Check out the new image from the film below.