To say that there’s a lot riding on Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman would probably be the understatement of the year. Aside from having to prove that a female-led comic book movie can work and pull in respectable box office numbers, which is no easy feat, the film also has the unenviable task of getting the DC Extended Universe back on track, after the disappointing Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
Thus far, it’s been quite difficult to gauge just how well Wonder Woman will do once it finally blasts into theatres next month. On the one hand, the promotional footage that we’ve been teased with does look promising. There’s also the fact that the character was one of the best parts of Dawn of Justice and Gal Gadot is absolutely dynamite in the role, something which doesn’t look like it’ll change here.
All that being said, it’s impossible to ignore the negative buzz that’s been swirling around the tentpole in recent months. From disappointing box office estimates to an apparent lack of faith in the project from Warner Bros., we wouldn’t blame you if you’re finding it tough to get fully on board with the immortal warrior’s solo outing. Thankfully, though, we have some good news to report on today, as another promising report has now surfaced.
John Shaw, president of Theatre Management Associates, LLC, has apparently seen the film and only has good things to say about it. You can check out his Tweet below, but he calls the blockbuster “exciting and entertaining,” while also making a rather interesting comparison by putting it on the same level as Captain America: The First Avenger.
Wonder Woman: exciting & entertaining in every way. Great SFX and characters. Here's a summer blockbuster as good as Captain America ($370M)
— John Shaw (@ShawJshaw11045) May 3, 2017
Those are certainly encouraging words, though the mention of $370M in the Tweet might be a cause for concern. That’s how much The First Avenger made at the worldwide box office, and if that’s indeed Shaw’s prediction for Wonder Woman‘s global take, the studio execs aren’t going to be too happy. After all, Dawn of Justice took in $873.2 million while Suicide Squad earned $745 million. As such, it’s more likely that Shaw is simply using the figure as a reference point so we know which of Cap’s films he’s talking about.
Wonder Woman is expected to light up theaters the world over on June 2nd. The one-month countdown has now officially begun then, but tell us, are you excited by Shaw’s comments, or do you still have your hesitations? Sound off in the usual place and let us know!