‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Director Colin Trevorrow Praises ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Woman

One of the greatest things about Wonder Woman being so well recieved is hearing the praise that Patty Jenkins’ fellow filmmakers have been giving the film. Whether they work for Disney, Marvel Studios or even Lucasfilm, everyone in the entertainment industry just seems to love this movie.

In a recent interview with Fandango, Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow was asked whether he gauged his kids’ reactions to movies to get a better view on the young audiences perspective, and he offered up the Princess of Themyscira’s standalone film as the perfect example:

“You know what really struck me? The most recent example of that is we took my daughter, who’s four, so I don’t talk to her as much about the movies just yet, but we took her to see Wonder Woman. My wife and I, and my son, we all loved it. It’s a great movie, but something else happened with her. She walked out of that theater, and I even tweeted a picture of her the other day–“

Here is the tweet Trevorrow is referring to:

The director continued:

“She had a very profound reaction to it. We thought it was a little long for her, and we weren’t sure if she was going to be a part of this, but she came out and was like, “I’m going to want to watch that every day, and I am Wonder Woman now.” It was pretty stunning to see it happen. It’s important, that movie. It really is.”

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and Eugene Brave Rock. Here is the official synopsis for the film:

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 in theaters now. You can check out my review of the film here.

Source: Fandango

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).

  • AlphaBlu

    I don’t know whether this is cynical Hollywood folks latching onto Wonder Woman in an attempt to big note themselves, or just the most blatant form of virtue signalling I’ve seen in ages.

    • batghost

      or maybe people just like the movie.

  • Nick Farina

    I love that it was Wonder Woman that paved the way for female centric superhero films, done right that is. Just like Superman: The Movie paved the way for the modern superhero film, it’s only fitting that Wonder Woman has now done the same for female heroes.