Wonder Woman movie is directed by Patty Jenkins, the first woman to direct a DC film with a screenplay written by Allan Heinberg, story by Heinberg, Snyder, and Fuchs. It has Gal Gadot as the Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Captain Steve Trevor. The film also has Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya as supporting cast.
It explores the origins of Wonder Woman, from being Diana on the island of Themyscira to saving American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) who crashed his plane offshore, ultimately leading her to end World War I.
The film has not just smashed box-office records but also a glass ceiling for women. Wonder Woman broke the record of biggest opening weekend collections for a female directed live-action movie.
At the world-wide box-office, Wonder Woman is poised to hit the Billion dollar mark as it has already crossed $800 million. The film has already crossed Man of Steel, Suicide Squad, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
This means that when all is said and done, Wonder Woman will be the highest-grossing DCEU movie. In fact, the biggest Marvel stars are gushing all over, showering praise on the movie left and right.
Wonder Woman is the biggest summer blockbuster and Warner Bros. have truly arrived at the superhero scene (although they should have with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but better late than never). This paved the way for the sequel to Wonder Woman, and both Patty Jenkins (the director) and Gal Gadot would be returning.
Wonder Woman is the biggest summer blockbuster and Warner Bros. have truly arrived at the superhero scene (although they should have with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but better late than never). The studio believes it deserves honors and recognitions for their effort and may be some Oscar love as well.
According to reports from Variety, the studio is planning a massive PR campaign to get Wonder Woman nominated in the “Best Picture” category and Petty Jenkins nominated for “Best Director” category. Most of the superhero movie makers feel it’s a fool’s errand to chase Oscars for their work as the jury is disinterested. But industry analysts feel this could be the money well-spent.
Wonder Woman has all the makings of a movie which should be nominated whether its critical acclaim from across the board, financial success at the global box-office, female-led superhero movie becoming second highest grossing trailing Beauty and the Beast or Rotten Tomatoes rankings.
It seems it has serious shot at the Oscars, the only other woman who actually won was Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker” and it was not a superhero movie.
According to reports by Deadline, Warner Bros. and Patty Jenkins are in the process of finalizing the deal which could make her a female director who would make the most amount of money and at par with successful male directors. Usually, if a new director is working on a new comic-book movie, he gets in the ball park of $1.5 million to $3.0 million but someone like Zack Snyder got $10 million for directing Man of Steel.
The distribution of money goes like this – 20% during pre-production, 60% during actual production, 10% during post-production and 10% after the movie is over.
This would be historic and unprecedented as it would set the example for other female directors to cut a better deal for themselves in the future. Patty could have taken the big amount she was offered initially but she stood her ground which will have huge repercussions going forward.
There is a possibility of a cameo by Lynda Carter in the sequel and talks are underway to make it happen. Carter is all praise for Petty Jenkins, she said:
“We were trying to get me in the first one and we couldn’t make it work with our timing… It really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun and it’ll be wonderful to do. Am I open to it? Absolutely. I ADORE Patty Jenkins, and it’ll be wonderful to do. But we’ll just see how it goes.”
“I was so taken with the both of them, and taken with Patty from the beginning when she very first got this film, and we talked on the phone. I just said that she knows who this character is. Because Wonder Woman, it’s the idea of her. It’s not about superpowers, it’s about her intellect and compassion. It’s so much more than some comic book character, because we identify with it.”
The movie will be hitting the theatres on December 13, 2019. Hoping to see Wonder Woman gets what it deserves and wishing for another great movie. CHEERS!