DC fans have a lot to celebrate this week. Not only is Wonder Woman finally being released in theaters, but it is also the first DC Extended Universe film to be Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Critics and fans who have had the opportunity to see the film before its official release have been raving about the film’s action sequences. In particular, there is a sequence in the film that introduces Diana (Gal Gadot) as she finally makes her grand entrance as the Wonder Woman we all know and love.
In an interview with Fandango, director Patty Jenkins discussed that this pivotal scene was almost cut from the film:
It’s my favorite scene in the movie and it’s the most important scene in the movie. It’s also the scene that made the least sense to other people going in, which is why it’s a wonderful victory for me.
Jenkins also discussed the significance that this scene has for Diana’s heroic transition:
I think that in superhero movies, they fight other people, they fight villains. So when I started to really hunker in on the significance of No Man’s Land, there were a couple people who were deeply confused, wondering, like, “Well, what is she going to do? How many bullets can she fight?” And I kept saying, “It’s not about that. This is a different scene than that. This is a scene about her becoming Wonder Woman.”
Folks, we are almost there. In a matter of hours, audiences around the world will finally see Wonder Woman in her first cinematic solo outing. The wait is almost over, and it surely looks to be worth it.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.
6 Reasons Why ‘Justice League’ Could Be Better Than ‘Avengers’
The DC Cinematic Universe needs a win and Geoff Johns and Zack Snyder have their fingers crossed Wonder Woman and Justice League will give things a boost. Aquaman keeps adding members to the cast and is set to start shooting soon while Flash has already lost two directors, meaning there’s a lot riding on WB’s next two big DC movies to secure a future for their cinematic plans.
There’s a lot to look forward to in Justice League and quite a few reasons to believe it could match or surpass The Avengers. WB is introducing most of their supporting characters for the first time in Justice League opposed to how Marvel had already introduced every member of the team by the time they came together for The Avengers. That means we have a lot to watch for as we meet a lot of characters on the big-screen for the first time.
Hit Next to find out why Justice League might be better than The Avengers.