Variety reports Wonder Woman has now surpassed the $609.8 million made by Mamma Mia! at the global box office, making the DCEU’s first female-led installment the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman.
Wonder Woman has been smashing records since its debut. The film saw a domestic opening weekend of $103.1 million in which director Patty Jenkins became the record holder for the highest opening weekend for a female director of all time in the United States. If the film manages to overtake Kung Fu Panda 2‘s global take of $665.7 million, Wonder Woman will have become the highest grossing female directed film of all time (sans a male co-director) period.
Wonder Woman is currently 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 with $293.2 million.
The film sits at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes after being received overwhelmingly well by critics with praise being given to Gal Gadot for her emotional and nuanced performance as the Princess of Themyscira as well as Jenkins for doing an exceptional job at delivering a powerful feminine film that showcases the power of love and will inspire young women for generations to come.
Jenkins has yet to sign on for a sequel, however, Warner Bros. Pictures president and chief content officer Toby Emmerich and DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns have confirmed that Jenkins is currently writing a treatment for the film with Johns. The film is said to take place sometime between the first film and present day, leaving the window open for another Wonder Woman film set in the past.
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.
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7 Wonder Woman Villains Perfect For Future Sequels
Now that we’re about a month away from Wonder Woman’s solo movie, it’s time to start fantasizing about what we’ll see in those sequels Warner Bros. is inevitably planning. Wonder Woman has a rich rogues gallery that has transformed and grown alongside her as she’s become one of the world’s most iconic heroes.
It looks like Ares, the Greek god of war, will be the main villain for Wonder Woman’s first outing, but DC is gonna need to shake things up for future projects. Diana Prince has already proved herself a terrific warrior in Batman V Superman when she took on Doomsday, so I’m excited to see who the creators want to throw at her next. She doesn’t need a full team beside her, Wonder Woman is warrior enough to defend the innocent from all types of threats.
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