‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins On Diana Learning About Heroism

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Wonder Woman is just over two weeks away from arriving in theaters and fans are excited to finally see the classic DC Comics heroine in her own standalone film. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Patty Jenkins discussed how important the character is to a large number of comic book fans and talked about the titular heroines journey in the highly anticipated film.

Recounting an exchange between two women who were eagerly awaiting the upcoming film, Jenkins shared her own love for Wonder Woman.

“It brought tears to my eyes. Because I love Wonder Woman, and I have grown up seeing who else loves Wonder Woman, I know there is this huge swath of women — and men — who love Wonder Woman in this old-school way.”

Jenkins offered a few details on Diana’s journey in the film and how she will discover some difficult truths about being a hero.

“Diana starts more naive than most of us, but she ends more mature than most of us. She learns that it’s not going to be at all what you think it is to be a hero, and that what it means to be loving and kind is complicated.”

Entertainment Weekly also released a new photo along with the cover for their latest issue featuring Gal Gadot. You can check out both images below!

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Are you excited to watch Diana’s journey unfold on screen? Share your thoughts below!

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.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui.

Wonder Woman will be released in theaters on June 2, 2017.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

10 Reasons To Be Optimistic About ‘Wonder Woman’

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Wonder WomanThere’s a fair amount riding on Wonder Woman, DC’s summer blockbuster, for more reasons than just being the first major female superhero movie made. It follows up two divisive entries in the universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While successful, the performances of both at the box office and with critics merited re-evaluation by the filmmakers in the form of corporate restructuring and written mea culpas.

Despite these stumbles, there’s many reasons to be optimistic about Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot was well-received as Diana Prince in Batman v Superman, it’s set in the past, focusing on one character after two ensemble pictures, and both Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns add directorial and comic credibility, respectively. Plus, it’s no small thing that DC Films will beat Marvel Studios to the first female superhero movie, despite the latter having made over a dozen movies to former’s four. It’s important milestone for representation in pop culture.

Here’s 10 reasons to be optimistic about the Wonder Woman movie. Click Next to start!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.

  • Patty Jenkins will succeed with Wonder Woman where Zack Snyder failed with Superman – making a true superhero movie.