Wonder Woman Is The Main Reason Why Fans Want To See ‘Batman v Superman’

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Yesterday, we found out that Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently generating more than 90 % of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales, and has already become the number one pre-selling superhero movie to date for the company. Many fans are looking forward to seeing the two titular heroes duking it out on the big screen, but as it turns out, they’re even more hyped for the introduction of another Justice League member in the movie.

Deadline has revealed that numerous moviegoers are excited to see Wonder Woman’s debut in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, more so than anything else in the movie, according to a recent Fandango survey. Additionally, most of them are also curious to see Jesse Eisenberg’s performance as the villainous Lex Luthor.

While the movie hasn’t been received that well by critics, more than a few of them, plus plenty of fans who have already seen the movie, claim that Gal Gadot steals the show as the superheroine. What do you guys think? Are you excited for Wonder Woman’s first first appearance on the silver screen? Let us know in the comment section below.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters this Friday. Click here to read our review.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • breakerbaker

    I am still looking forward to this, but something that has given me a fair amount of concern over this movie for at least the last three years (basically from the moment the it was announced through the full scope of the marketing campaigns) was the fact that it seemed like Snyder and Co. were under the impression that the general audience is more interested in seeing Batman and Superman fight than it is seeing all of these heroes unite toward a common cause. It was just a couple days ago where I read Snyder say something like “you have these two characters square off against each other, and that by itself is fun and worth the price of admission.” If this movie doesn’t work (and I’m still hoping it does), it probably has more to do with the fact that they never questioned whether seeing these two fight was something that appealed to the broader audience in the way it does to a specific subset of comic fans.

    • Inkaten

      I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I heard, from some youtube reviews, that its main problems are the pacing and the editing.

      • kebernet

        I wouldn’t say that. Honestly, it is… slow? … through the first hour, but it is also fascinating. Frankly, I suspect most of the reviews that are just bagging on it either (a) weren’t paying attention or (b) didn’t get what was actually happening. Looking at the most negative reviews from RT, almost all of them demonstrated literal factual errors in what they thought the plot was. I think the script is simply brilliant.

        IMHO, the best published review is Roepers.

        http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/batman-v-superman-many-muscular-moments-in-clash-of-heroes/

        The movie is brilliant right up until the big action set pieces start (which is really quite late in the movie), and then it turns into a typical Snyder-esque noise fest. The actual… aaah… story telling part of the movie is really, really good.

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    • SAMURAI36

      I am still looking forward to this, but something that has given me a fair amount of concern over this movie for at least the last three years (basically from the moment the it was announced through the full scope of the marketing campaigns) was the fact that it seemed like Snyder and Co. were under the impression that the general audience is more interested in seeing Batman and Superman fight than it is seeing all of these heroes unite toward a common cause.

      So, you’re uneasy because the movie is about Batman and Superman fighting?

      Wow, what a weird recollection of events, especially considering that the film’s subheader is “Dawn of Justice”. Not to mention, Snyder specifically stating that the “v” is significant, over a conventional “vs” in the title.

      It was just a couple days ago where I read Snyder say something like “you have these two characters square off against each other, and that by itself is fun and worth the price of admission.”

      I think you might have truncated his statement, in order to take it out of context. In fact, I know for a fact that’s what you’ve done. Snyder and co. have gone ad nauseum about setting these characters up for something greater, and how they exist as a pantheon.

      If this movie doesn’t work (and I’m still hoping it does), it probably has more to do with the fact that they never questioned whether seeing these two fight was something that appealed to the broader audience in the way it does to a specific subset of comic fans.

      This is a really weird, myopic, and biased statement, especially since Marvel has all but conditioned the very same audience for nearly a decade to expect nothing but superheroes fighting each other. This is up to, and including their next upcoming release.

      But of course that somehow doesn’t equal a double standard.

      • breakerbaker

        Dude. Believe it or not, I want to like it. I had doubts from the SDCC announcement that this was the way to go, but I’ve also come around to the idea that it you want the two of them to fight (I never really have), it’s better to get it out of the way early than to try to go the full DKR route and have them being old friends. That being said, I continue to believe the Dawn of Justice part of this would have been something the general audience would find more appealing than the BvS part. And the danger of making the movie all about the BvS part is that you have to spend too much time trying to rationalize why any of it makes sense just so that you can check the “they fight” box off the list before allowing the characters to come together.

        Look, somebody who wants to like this movie still disagrees with you. Don’t try to turn every post into a reason to argue.

        • Joseph Chaisson

          He’s a troll bent on spreading how great DC is. Which it may be Snyder isn’t. Issues with this movie lays purely on his shoulder.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’ve got some nerve calling someone a troll, when you’re the king of them.

          • Joseph Chaisson

            Wow, your comments make as much sense as a Zack Snyder comment. Lets see he really compared an evil empire showing it’s power by maliciously killing at least a billion, to letting a super hero ignorantly showing off to his girl friend (who had to kiss in the middle of) hundreds of innocent people lives getting lost.
            It’s fans like you that make other fans root against these properties and hope they fail. Not because we want to see a bad Batman or Superman movie, I don’t I would love to see a great DC film, but it’s because of “fans” like you that go around to start fights and make ignorant comments just because the properties they like fail.
            I know you feel worthless because the only good live action DC films has been based around Batman while other comic book companies get see their other properties done well. I am not just talking about Marvel. Ninja Turtles have had 2 good films (the first and the animated) HellBoy had 2 great films. Marvel has had some extremely good movies, fox has had Deadpool. WB Batman, Batman Begins, and the Dark Knight.
            Don’t hate others because the studio that has the rights to the characters you like was coned by the Stephan Ross of the movie industry.
            The reason why I posted that was just seeing how much you were trolling the other users. I finally had to state something. You add nothing to these message bored except reason why people root for a specific failure. As I said at the top. I would rather of had a great Batman vs Superman then a bad one. But we didn’t get one. It’s not Marvel’s fault. It’s Snyders.

        • SAMURAI36

          Says the guy that’s admittedly been looking for a problem with the movie for the past 3 years. Nothing you’ve said here is the equivalent to what Snyder and co. said. This entire time, I’ve watched you pick apart the story as it’s been revealed, the trailers, and (if memory serves) even the casting.

          If this is what “someone who wants to like this movie” looks like, then I’d hate to see what it looks like if you didn’t wanna like it.

          • breakerbaker

            I don’t think I admitted to looking for a problem. I said that I was concerned from the beginning that the premise/implied focus was the wrong way to go.

            I think this is the quote that I was talking about:

            But it’s still a guy in a red and blue suit fighting a guy in a black suit. I mean, they’re in costumes. The movie is fun, and Batman fights Superman. If you can’t have fun there, then something’s kind of wrong with you.

            Here’s the thing: Batman fighting Superman isn’t inherently fun for everybody. It’s something a certain subset of fanboys (and fangirls) enjoy, which is cool. There’s nothing wrong with people who want it. There’s nothing wrong with people who don’t want it. My concern from the beginning has been that the people in the latter group will outnumber the people in the former. And that the amount of storytelling required to plausibly set up this fight that a minority of the audience is even particularly interested in seeing will make for a convoluted plot. I truly hope that’s not the case. I am going to the movie in eight hours. I’m excited to see it, despite my reservations and the weight of all the negative reviews. One of the differences between you and me is that I allow myself to feel uncertain about things, even things I want to work.

            If this is what “someone who wants to like this movie” looks like, then I’d hate to see what it looks like if you didn’t wanna like it.

            Why would I want to not like a movie? That seems like the most juvenile and petty bit of nonsense that so much fandom cooks up. You may find my allegiance impure, but I’m not really concerned with that. I prefer DC’s characters to Marvel’s. I prefer MoS (despite issues I have with it) to most of the movies in the MCU. I’m not a particularly big fan of the MCU, and I think the movies they put out tend to be homogenized and lacking in substantive weight. Still, they’re entertaining, and I generally want to be entertained. If that makes me less of a DC fanboy than you, I guess I will have to live with that shame.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    Well at least they got the look of WW right in her first live action film, and her solo film is coming out next year.

  • Carl

    “currently generating more than 90 % of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales” Great but that doesn’t mean anything when there is no competition.

    • SAMURAI36

      You mean, like how it was with TWS, when it did so well when it was first released?

      • Carl

        Yeah, that’s the idea. If the total domestic weekend ticket sales are $156 million then 90% of that is $140 million. So the 90% means nothing on its own.

        • SAMURAI36

          Ahh, so when people bragged that TWS did better than MOS, when MOS was surrounded by several summer blockbusters and TWS wasn’t, you were on the frontlines pointing this fact out, right?

          • Carl

            No. I was just not caring. I was excited for Man of Steel and went with my entire family for the 1st time in many years. We all left disappointed.

          • SAMURAI36

            Sucks for you. But you liking it, and you defending the point, are not synonymous.

    • Hugo ‘DenPapa’ Strange

      Zootopia and Civil War aren’t competition?

      • Joseph Chaisson

        If civil war was out right now it would but you have to wait 5 more weeks for Civil War. Zootopia, Deadpool, great movies have been out for a long time. Competition usually means movies opening at the same time, unless My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 threatens BvS.

      • Carl

        Nope. Zootopia’s run is mostly over but considering that reviews say BvS has nothing for kids it might be the alternative for families that haven’t seen it yet. Civil War comes more than a month later.

        It’s 1st competition will be The Jungle Book, which has a good amount of buzz.

    • breakerbaker

      It means that 9 out of every 10 tickets sold are to this movie. We don’t know how many times we have to multiply that 10 before we get to the total number of tickets sold, but it means something.

      Stop trying to bring people down. It serves no good purpose. Even if it feels good, for some reason.

      • Carl

        Like I said the number is meaningless on it’s own. This is just an estimation and based on presales which of course are only for BvS because no one is buying tickets for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 in advance.

        • breakerbaker

          The implications are unclear; there’s a difference between that and meaningless.

  • rafiii

    Just saw the movie, I can confirm that Wonder Woman doesn’t disappoint :)

  • Joseph Chaisson

    This reminds of X-Men origins. Most of the people i knew went to see it for Wade Wilson/ Deadpool. Fans had to wait almost a decade before the real version comes out. Wonder Women looks great and fans have to wait a year for her solo film. Lucky fans.

  • TheSTN

    A few examples why critics can’t really be taken seriously and some of you BvS haters need to chill. I’m sure glad I didn’t base my movie watching habits on critics:

    Star Wars (1977)

    Joy Gould Boyum, The Wall Street Journal: “There’s something depressing about seeing all these impressive cinematic gifts and all this extraordinary technological skills lavished on such puerile materials. Perhaps more important is what this seems to accomplish: the canonization of comic book culture which in turn becomes the triumph of the standardized, the simplistic, mass-produced commercial artifacts of our time. It’s the triumph of camp — that sentiment which takes delight in the awful simply because it’s awful. We enjoyed such stuff as children, but one would think there would come a time when we might put away childish things.”

    Derek Malcolm, The Guardian: “Viewed dispassionately — and of course that’s desperately difficult at this point in time — Star Wars is not an improvement on Mr Lucas’ previous work, except in box-office terms. It isn’t the best film of the year, it isn’t the best science fiction ever to be translated to the screen, it isn’t a number of other things either that sweating critics have tried to turn it into when faced with finding some plausible explanation for its huge and slightly sinister success considering a contracting market. But it is, on the other hand, enormous and exhilarating fun for those who are prepared to settle down in their seats and let it all wash over them.”

    New York Magazine film reviewer John Simon — “I sincerely hope that science and scientists differ from science fiction and its practitioners. Heaven help us if they don’t: We may be headed for a very boring world indeed. Strip Star Wars of its often striking images and its high-falutin scientific jargon, and you get a story, characters, and dialogue of overwhelming banality, without even a “future” cast to them. Human beings, anthropoids, or robots, you could probably find them all, more or less like, that, in downtown Los Angeles today…

    “O dull new world! We are treated to a galactic civil war, assorted heroes and villains, a princely maiden in distress, a splendid old man surviving from an extinct order of knights who possessed a mysterious power called “the Force,” and it is all as exciting as last year’s weather reports…. Why, even the most exciting fight is an old-fashioned duel, for all that the swords have laser beams for blades….

    “Here it is all trite characterization and paltry verbiage… The one exception is Alec Guinness as the grand old man Ben Kenobi (Ben for the Hebrew ben, to make him sound Biblical and good; Kenobi probably from cannibis, i.e., hashish, for reasons you can probably guess.)…

    “Still, Star Wars will do very nicely for those lucky enough to be children or unlucky enough never to have grown up.”

  • Chris Johnson

    If I want to see a film, I see it. I don’t need critics to help me make up my mind about anything. I can do that for myself.

    The article is spot on as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been a huge Wonder Woman fan since I was 5 in 1975. After all these years, she will FINALLY be on the big screen. That ALONE is worth the price of admission for me. I plan on seeing it a few times. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!