Marvel Movie Stars Champion Success of DC's Wonder Woman

Pierre Vaugeois
Juin 8, 2017

If there were ever two words to summarise the new Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot, these would be it. It took DC four films to do this.

"She doesn't want to bring any darkness to the world", she said. I made Wonder Woman.

At times, it felt like the characters of the film were talking to me, especially each time they called out her name ― Diana. Gal Gadot, who I'd written off after her wooden performance as Wondy in Batman v Superman, owns the character of Diana, inhabiting the hero like only Christopher Reeve and Robert Downey Jr. have before; her performance is definitive, inseparable from the character, masterfully balancing the simultaneous strength and tenderness of Diana. "The legacy of "Wonder Woman" is a powerful and positive one and brands definitely see a positive in attaching themselves to that kind of messaging".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins was only contractually obligated to direct the first movie, but seeing that the movie exceeded all expectations, WB is planning to re-enter negotiations with Jenkins soon, and it's said that she will have a lot more leverage this time around. Diana has many origin stories to her credit: she's an Amazon warrior and the daughter of Hippolyta, who was sculpted in clay by her mother while Zeus gave her life and other powers. When the film leaves Themyscira for the real world everything becomes monochrome and rain-drenched. Ugh.

And for more on the comics that helped inspire the film, check out our recommendations for the nine best Wonder Woman comics. Kinda like a movie.

The actress underwent a rigorous fitness regime to ensure she was in tip-top condition for the film, thereby allowing her to slip into her tight-fitting Wonder Woman outfit. The praise came from Chris Evans (Captain America), Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia), Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Krysten Ritter (The Defenders) and Marvel directors like James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron) who is now also part of the DC family since he will be directing and writing the upcoming Batgirl film, and he is also handling post-production for Justice League. The film even has villains in the form of German Gen. Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and Dr. Maru, a.k.a. Dr. Poison (Elena Anaya). "That was special. I've been doing this for awhile but I've never had that experience before".

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