Patty Jenkins

Patty Jenkins is coming off an incredible accomplishment with Wonder Woman. Its opening weekend at the box-office is the highest domestic opening for a female director, and she made a movie that’s feeling the love from just about everyone. Jenkins will direct the Wonder Woman sequel, which will supposedly bring Diana’s (Gal Gadot) story to America next, but she’s also going to work on a project for the horror streaming service Shudder, titled Riprore, in the future.

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Wonder Woman No Man's Land

Wonder Woman is a full-on phenomenon, and rightly so: Patty Jenkins’ film is not just financially successful, but it’s also a hit with both critics and fans alike. Take notice, Hollywood: this is what can happen when you make a good movie.

But as Jenkins revealed in a recent interview, it turns out that one of the movie’s best scenes was very nearly never shot at all. Read about how the Wonder Woman No Man’s Land sequence almost never happened.
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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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Poster Posse Wonder Woman

Fans of Wonder Woman have a lot to celebrate after the DC Comics superhero exploded onto the big screen with her first solo adventure. Not only are the reviews glowing, but the movie made over $100 million at the box office, and a sequel will undoubtedly be happening.

If you’re looking for more love for Wonder Woman, the folks over at Poster Posse have you covered with an assembly of artwork from various artists who want to honor Diana, Princess of Themyscira, just as much as you do.

Check out the Poster Posse Wonder Woman tribute after the jump. Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 421 – Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

DavidJeff, Devindra, and Hoai-Tran Bui discuss Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, and why she’s the superhero we wanted Man of Steel to be.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
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Poster Posse Wonder Woman

Will Flash Thompson still be Peter Parker‘s bully in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Should Wonder Woman be the leader of the DC Extended Universe? Will Scarecrow join the rogues gallery in the fourth season of Gotham? Does Chris Hemsworth think Wonder Woman cold beat up Thor? Want to know more about Rocket Raccoon‘s origins? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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 »