All-female 'Wonder Woman' screening goes off without a hitch

All-female 'Wonder Woman' screening goes off without a hitch

Although Patty admits she feels no obligation to return to the franchise as the director for the sequel, she admits "Wonder Woman 2" will be "its own great movie", and she would love to be involved in the "beautiful story". Her domestic cume now stands at $115M.

Add in the fact that Wonder Woman is the first superhero film with a female lead since Halle Berry starred in Catwoman, which is a movie that is otherwise not worth mentioning. It's a purely triumphant, jump-to-your-feet, heart-swelling hero moment, and the imagery of Wonder Woman deflecting bullets with her bracelets and shield as she changes the tide of battle is instantly iconic. You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it.

The film generated over $100 million in revenue during its opening weekend, debuting as the number one movie at the box office. Based on the recent films for the DC universe, I felt anxious Wonder Woman would fall victim to the trend of mediocre-or-worse movies.

Set during World War I, the opening scene for "Wonder Woman" features a modern-day Diana receiving a photograph through her mail. When asked by UpRoxx when the movie would take place Jenkins was very tight lipped, "It is for sure - I'm definitely planning something more interesting using that period of time". However, while Chris Pine's Steve Trevor has played a role just as significant in Wonder Woman as the comics, it turns out that DC was actually thinking of dropping the character off the DCEU installment.

While "Wonder Woman" focused on the past that is World War I, "Wonder Woman 2" is expected to be "contemporary-set", although Jenkins told Uproxx that "the plan" is to concentrate on the past.

Kudos to director Patty Jenkins for making a film that defied expectations. Regardless of setting, Jenkins admits she is excited to work on "Wonder Woman 2" because of Diana's lovely story that should be shared to all. "I was 18, I just graduated high school and I had some time in between going to the army", she shared. "I want to live in a world where every person... knows (they) can be smart and strong and powerful and kind and all the things that Wonder Woman is". Diana's mother, and the regent's sister, Antiope (Robin Wright), the Amazons in Jenkins' movie are not only of different races but also observe various forms of gender expression, from stone butch to soft femme - a welcome, near-subversive display of body types and builds.

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