Captain Marvel herself, Academy-award winning actress Brie Larson has praised Patty Jenkins for her efforts directing Wonder Woman.
With Wonder Woman having grossed a total of $438.5 million worldwide, the film has now become one of the highest-grossing female-directed films of all time (sans a male co-director). The blockbuster also ranks amongst the highest rated comic book films of all time on Rotten Tomatoes.
Larson is the latest of the Marvel stars to celebrate the success of the DCEU’s first female-led installment. The actress herself is set to play the test pilot turned superheroine Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in the MCU’s first female-led film. She will be introduced next year in Avengers: Infinity War, followed by her solo feature which is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.
Taking to Twitter, Larson shared her love for Jenkins which the director then responded, retweeting Larson’s tweet and sending her love back while also sharing her excitement to see Larson as Captain Marvel. You can check out the tweets below.
Retweet if you desperately wanna give @PattyJenks a massive hug.
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) June 13, 2017
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2017
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:
’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is now playing. You can check out our review on the latest episode of Heroic Insider Rebirth here.
7 Things Marvel Can Learn From ‘Wonder Woman’
Ever since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been shaping the way that Superhero films are being made. While comics were certainly a popular resource to pull from, the MCU has pushed the superhero genre into the mainstream and causing studios to make bigger and bigger movies every single year. This accelerated launch into the superhero genre from nearly every studio has given rise to DC making their mark to have a cinematic universe as well. While the previous DC Extended Universe films have had little critical success, Wonder Woman was released to big box office and high critical reception. This film did a lot of things differently, but found a perfect blend of action, comedy, and hopeful inspiration. It broke ground in representation as well as in superhero film quality. Marvel has made some great films, but there is a lot that they can learn and be taking notes of.
Here are 7 things Marvel can learn from Wonder Woman. There will be some spoilers ahead.
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