Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has taken to Twitter to thank original Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter as the core of the character’s legacy.
Earlier this week it was revealed that the DCEU’s first female-led installment has the strongest hold at the box office for a superhero film in the last fifteen years. Carter herself who first graced the small screen as the Amazonian Princess in the television series beginning in 1975 congratulated Jenkins along with the film’s star Gal Gadot on breaking yet another box office record leading to Jenkins’ response.
You can check out their tweets below.
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) July 13, 2017
Congrats to YOU too. This is all built on the magical legacy you are at the core of. Great thanks you Lynda, our sister on the journey. https://t.co/2SnlMDBUkG
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) July 13, 2017
As Wonder Woman heads into its eighth weekend at the box office, the film has earned a total of $372.5 million domestically and $749.5 million worldwide. The film now ranks as the highest-grossing film in the franchise ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.3M), Suicide Squad ($325.1M), and Man of Steel ($291M at the domestic box office. In addition, the DCEU’s first female-led installment is also the third highest-grossing film of 2017 at the domestic box office, placing behind only Beauty and the Beast‘s $503.5 million and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s $376.2 million.
Globally, the film places second in the franchise behind Batman v Superman ($873.3M) but ahead of Suicide Squad ($745.6M) and Man of Steel ($668M). The film has helped push the DCEU past the $3 billion mark at the global box office and is the highest grossing female-directed film of all time sans a male co-director over Kung Fu Panda 2‘s global take of $665.7 million.
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 Heroic Insider Rebirth here.
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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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