WONDER WOMAN – Why The DC Blockbuster Has Inspired Us All
DC ROLLS THE DICE…AND SCORES
DC Comics wanted to bring in a female director to helm and create the very first feature film featuring a female superhero character in the lead role – that right there tells you how serious they were about making a great Wonder Woman film. Hollywood, whose big-wig producers and heads of production companies are still primarily men, hadn’t trusted in a female director to bring a live, big-budget film project like Wonder Woman to life since the days of female directing greats Penny Marshall (A League Of Their Own, Big) and Nora Ephron (You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless In Seattle)! Fellow geeks, the last time a female director was handed the reigns of some of Hollywood’s most ambitious, and ultimately successful, live-action films was back in the 1990’s. Yes, you read that correctly.
But little known film director Patty Jenkins had success in 2003 when she directed Monster, starring Charlize Theron in a phenomenal, Oscar-winning performance. But even Jenkins, for all her success in guiding Theron to critical acclaim across multiple awards for this film, has been relatively missing in action during the past decade: Wonder Woman marks only the second time Jenkins has directed a full-length feature film…and it’s something she’s lobbied for time and again across Hollywood for over a decade. So, DC Comics reached out to her, and took a real gamble – and in doing so, Jenkins gave DC Comics, Warner Bros. and fans around the world arguably one of the best and most well received comic book films thus far. And together they’ve all given fans a fantastic film that we can all embrace – and a film that women, and little girls everywhere, can appreciate even more.
In it’s second weekend of release, Wonder Woman dropped less than 45% from it’s opening week earnings, and was again the #1 movie at the United States box office, earning over $57 million dollars.