Warning: Spoilers and speculation about Wonder Woman sequel ahead. She’s a Wonder. Forget the invisible-jet-flying Wonder Woman from the delightfully cheesy SuperFriends cartoon. Fans met an entirely new heroine in the 2017 blockbuster feature. With Gal Gadot in the lead role, the heroic Amazon finally landed a full-on film of her own, and some critics call it the best feature ever in the DC film universe. (Batman v Superman will have to console itself with its shelf full of Razzies.) The film was the third-highest-grossing movie of 2017, behind only Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Wonder Woman proved, once and for all, that female superheroes can headline their own movie, if it’s done well. Seems ridiculous this was ever a question, but as Deadline wrote, “there seemed (to be) a reason studios put capes mostly on men, because it was thought they were the rabid fan base that camped out early and came back often and made huge opening weekends.” Welcome to the 21st century, filmmakers, where men and women can be equally devoted fans of both male and female heroes. A sequel was inevitable, because DC execs are no dummies. Fans worried at first about whether director Patty Jenkins would return for the second film, but she signed on in September 2017. Variety reports Jenkins will earn around $8 million to direct, produce and work on the script, which would make her the highest-paid female director of all time. Release date,… [Read full story]
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