It’s taken four films and five years but finally – finally! – Warner Bros. has engineered a critical darling in Wonder Woman, the Patty Jenkins-directed origin movie that is now teetering on the verge of its theatrical release.
Evoking comparisons to Batman Begins and even Superman: The Movie, Diana Prince’s first big-screen solo movie is well on its way to a commendable opening weekend at the box office – a domestic haul of $65m-$75 million is the current estimate – so it’s small wonder why WB has reportedly floated ideas for the all-but-confirmed Wonder Woman 2.
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s focus on the matter at hand: Wonder Woman. Imbued with power, grace, wisdom, and a healthy dose of wonder, the Gal Gadot-fronted actioner is poised to debut in theaters with no post-credits scene to speak of – ditto for deleted scenes – and today brings forth a new interview with writer-director Patty Jenkins.
Per LA Times, the filmmaker explained why now is perhaps as good a time as any to introduce Wonder Woman to the world of cinema, not to mention the underlying parallels that exist between Diana Prince and her fellow Justice League member, Superman/Clark Kent.
[There’s] been a fear that you needed to go harder in some direction to make [Wonder Woman] interesting. And I was always confused by it. You could go out on Halloween, even now, 75 years later, and there’s a good chunk of people dressed up as Wonder Woman. She’s pretty simple. She is like the parallel of Superman. She’s good, she means well, she’s kind, she’s loving.
Wonder Woman descends into theaters on June 2nd and at least so far, the buzz for Patty Jenkins’ standalone film has been through the roof. Our own Matt Donato echoed the overly positive critical consensus, too, writing that the empowering DC origin pic “offers a full cinematic experience from beginning-to-end, which helps it stand out from other films of its kind that worry more about what’s to come than the story at hand.”
Source: LA Times