Is 'Wonder Woman' the DC superhero movie we wanted?

Ruben Ruiz
June 14, 2017

Producer Zack Snyder allegedly announced that Wonder Woman would be getting a sequel while attending the film's premiere last month, but Warner Bros. hasn't confirmed those details. The super-hyped superhero flick she's headlining is the best-reviewed film in Warner Brothers's entire DC Comics canon and it's already raked in $11 million in Thursday night box office.

"What I am hoping for with "Wonder Woman" is that it will create a new normal, a new template for what these movies can be", said Rowena Arguelles, a motion picture literary agent with Creative Artists Agency, which represents Jenkins.

Before landing the coveted role of Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot competed in beauty pageants in her native Israel.

Wonder Woman is on track to make more than $100 million domestically in its opening weekend, and with stellar reviews nearly across the board it seems likely that it'll get a sequel. Despite the resources provided by the Comics Patty Jenkins, the director of the film, had a clear vision of the character. "Wonder Woman" evokes not only the spirit of Richard Donner's "Superman", but also Joe Johnston's "Captain America: The First Avenger", while still being its own thing.

Diana basically has two mommies: her actual mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and her aunt Antiope (Robin Wright), who trains her to become a fierce warrior princess. She also wields a cool-looking golden lasso and yeah, that shorts-and-bustier, bracelet-and-tiara combo doesn't hurt either. In a movie with lots of (mostly) well-staged action, the sequences in "Wonder Woman" that stand out are nevertheless the simple ones, such as the scene in London where Diana, attempting to fit into a world she has never before seen, goes shopping for suitable Edwardian women's wear.

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Other fans will argue that DC doesn't want to make it appear that they are copying Marvel's cinematic universe formula.

Wonder Woman is out in theaters today. The film draws a huge amount of power from the character's response to her surroundings, for which Gadot proves a fruitful vessel. While men have endless casting options, a whole variety of fulfilling roles to chose from in action movies and elsewhere, this is not often a reality for women. When an American pilot (Chris Pine) crashes on the shores of her homeland and tells her of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. After all, Hell hath no fury like a Wonder Woman scorned.

The film and television industries are under pressure to usher in more diversity behind the camera, with federal regulators making an inquiry past year into discrimination by studios.

Will you be venturing out to see Wonder Woman this weekend and, by effect, adding to that total box office cume?

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