Robin Wright Justice League

Did you enjoy Robin Wright’s performance as the hard-hitting General Antiope in Wonder Woman as much as the rest of the world did? Then you’re likely still riding a high from the film, and Warner Bros. is looking to extend that excitement all the way through November. Wright will be reprising her role as the tough-as-nails warrior (and Diana Prince’s aunt) in Zack Snyder’s Justice League later this year.

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Patty Jenkins Directing Wonder Woman 2

After Wonder Woman had a huge opening weekend at the box office and shattered records, it was full steam ahead on all the chatter about a sequel. Director Patty Jenkins had already been vaguely discussing possible paths for a Wonder Woman sequel to take, and everyone reporting on the success of the film has been saying she’ll be back to direct again. But that’s not a done deal yet.

Don’t worry, Wonder Woman 2 is a foregone conclusion at this point, but apparently all the talk of Patty Jenkins being set to direct the sequel were misinformed. At this time, the filmmaker is not currently signed on to direct Wonder Woman 2. However, don’t get out your torches and pitchforks just yet, because she’ll be negotiating a deal to direct very soon.

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman arrived last weekend and proved that every stuffy studio exec who said a female-driven superhero film wouldn’t work was full of it. Patty Jenkins’ DC Extended Universe (DCEU) debut is a box office hit, with a $103.2 million opening weekend – the highest domestic opening for a female director. But there’s more to Wonder Woman than boffo box office: it’s actually, well, wonderful – an exciting, emotional summer movie that proves the DCEU isn’t the garbage fire many were afraid it might be. Not only did the film clean up at the box office, but it also ended up with a staggering 93% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the archenemy of DCEU fans everywhere.

Any time a film of this nature is a success with critics and audiences alike, the inevitable question Hollywood asks is: what next? How does one use this success as an example and run with it? There are several lessons to take away from Wonder Woman, but the most important one may not be the most obvious. The biggest lesson to learn from Wonder Woman is that sincerity is no longer a dirty word.

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wonder woman spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.)

It’s astounding that in this day and age, when superheroes are either disillusioned or self-deprecating, that we can have a hero like Wonder Woman. In the bleak DC Cinematic Universe, where nihilism reigns supreme, here we have a hero who champions the ideas of hope, compassion, and goodness.

Diana (Gal Gadot) is not dissimilar from the Disney princesses, who have long been heroes of overwhelming empathy. They are aspirational figures who exist in an elevated reality — fairy tales themselves are metaphorical by nature, and rarely depict anything other than a black and white reality. This is Diana at the beginning of the film, the embodiment of the ultimate Disney princess, for all the gifts and faults that they have — though thankfully without the frequently troublesome depiction of an “evil” mother or stepmother figure commonly seen in fairy tales.

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Wonder Woman reshoots

Three weeks ago, Wonder Woman was projected to make $65 million its opening weekend. Patty Jenkins‘ already beloved comic book movie surpassed early box-office expectations by over $35 million, making it the highest domestic opening for a female director. She knocked the DCEU movie out of the park. Jenkins didn’t leave any scenes on the cutting room floor, either, and only did reshoots for one scene, which built up to one the movie’s most inspiring, action-heavy sequences.

Below, learn more about the quick Wonder Woman reshoots.

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wonder woman box office

Wonder Woman shattered box office expectations and records with a $100.5 million opening weekend, making it the highest domestic opening for a female director.

With that opening haul, Patty Jenkins‘ female-led superhero film far exceeded the expected opening weekend estimates. Because who knew that women could do well at the movies?

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Wonder Woman Sequel

Her time has come. Wonder Woman has finally been given her own movie on the big screen. After making her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, actress Gal Gadot has takes the lead in Patty Jenkins’ superhero blockbuster. With the weight of what some see as the missteps of the DC Extended Universe on her shoulders, Wonder Woman probably had more pressure than she should have on her first time out.

The good news is many seem to agree that she takes it all in stride and has no problem holding that weight and throwing it aside like the tank she throws across a town square in the movie. Find out what the /Film crew thought about Wonder Woman, and then sound off with your own thoughts in the comments. Read More »

wonder woman review

Much like its heroine, Wonder Woman manages to soar to some sublime heights. There are sequences that demand to be gazed at and the action — specifically the Amazon women in battle, soaring through the air — make slo-mo seem fresh for the first time since 300. The cast is charming, with each character afforded a particular grace note, and Gal Gadot shines as the goddess at the center of the whole affair. But Diana of Themyscira has to go through some growing pains before really becoming a hero, and so does the film.

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Wonder Woman Clips

Warner Bros. is riding high on a picture-perfect wave of positive early buzz for the studio’s long-awaited big screen take on Wonder Woman, but if you’ll allow the metaphor to continue, consider this latest development to be an ugly piece of driftwood floating right in the path of that sweet curl. The country of Lebanon has banned all screenings of Wonder Woman nationwide, due to the fact that star Gal Gadot is Israeli.
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wonder woman featurette

With the critical acclaim for Wonder Woman soaring high above other DC Extended Universe films, it’s time to find out what went into the making of the critically acclaimed superhero movie.

A new extended featurette goes behind the scenes to delve into the making of Diana of Themyscira’s origin story, from her life on the secluded Amazonian island to her fish-out-of-water experiences in World War I-era London — all told by stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, director Patty Jenkins, and the rest of the cast and crew behind this behemoth superhero movie.

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