Wonder Woman 2 Will Take Diana to America
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 14:46
Director Patty Jenkins deserves a lot of the praise being heaped on the film, whether it's for her decision to tell an origin story, fighting for key scenes, and championing a tone of sincerity that many superhero films tend to abandon.
As The Guardian points out, "Wonder Woman" was pulled due to pressure from the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon. Everyone from Ava DuVernay to Jessica Chastain were soaring for Wonder Woman. While the poll suggested that the nation was increasingly receptive to women taking on more diverse roles, the survey also found that only 28 percent of Americans were amenable to a black Black Panther.
Women made up 53 percent of "Wonder Woman's" audience, according to tracking numbers. You know it's what Diana would want.
While it is Diana Prince's sacred duty to defend the world, it has now become Wonder Woman's duty to protect the future of DC Comics and the superhero genre in general.
A recent study by the Sundance Institute Commission and Women in Film, for example, found that across 1,300 top-grossing movies from 2002 to 2014, only 4.1 percent of all directors were women. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
An audience comprised of 52 percent female and 48 percent male moviegoers turned out last weekend to see Gadot embody the iconic superhero.
Directed by David Soren and produced for a very modest $38 million (by comparison, the budget for this year's The Boss Baby was $125), Captain Underpants is the final DreamWorks Animation feature to be distributed by 290th Century Fox following DWA's sale to Comcast-owned NBCUniversal. "Marvel's The Avengers" made $207.4 million and "Iron Man 3" made $174.1 million domestically in their respective opening weekends.
And though Marvel has largely been the more popular comic company when it comes to film adaptations over the past decade, DC Comics can use its missteps to its advantage.
Critically, it was the first major success for DC's fledgling expanded universe, netting an absolutely stellar 93% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It course-corrected a summer movie season that was looking dire. Tons of movies go through reshoots for a variety of reasons. Previously he was an editor for Southern Living and a pop culture and tech contributor for Mashable.