Wonder Woman is the DC Extended Universe’s first undisputed critical and commercial triumph. Directed by Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot’s cinematic solo outing as the Amazon Princess has already drawn its fair share of fans, including many stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The latest? Marvel’s Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell.
Speaking with BuzzFeed’s Jarett Wieselman at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Atwell had nothing but praise for Wonder Woman, calling it a “a triumph” and “pitch-perfect.” Here’s the full quote:
“I thought it was a triumph. I came out of that walking on air, and I think what’s brilliant about is, it’s a genre piece, it’s a superhero movie, it’s pitch-perfect from Gal’s performance to the script to the music, it has just the right amount of tongue in cheek humor, it’s engaging, and I was so surprised by the end of it. I thought, Here we go! 76 years in the making that’s breaking box office records and it’s led by a woman and it’s directed by a woman – I was like, ‘Patty! F–cking! Jenkins! YESSS!’ And what it means for all of us because it’s not just women are great; it’s going, come on, let’s represent who we really are as women. They did it beautifully. Not only did they pull it off, they just were like, Boom! They excelled.”
This past weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Warner Bros. announced that a sequel to Wonder Woman is officially in the works. The news came as no surprise as the first film has already grossed more than $780 million at the worldwide box office and is looking to cross the $800 million mark any day now.
Details about the sequel’s plot have yet to be revealed, but it’s been said that it would be another period piece set during the closing years of the Cold War. Jenkins is expected to return to the director’s chair, but negotiations are still ongoing.
Wonder Woman 2 hits theaters on December 13, 2019, but fans can catch Gadot as the superheroine before then in this November’s superhero team-up movie Justice League.
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5 Superheroes That Deserve Their Own Video Game Universe
World building and universe building are not new. These writing techniques have been around for centuries, long before we even started writing our stories down. I always considered Beowulf to be the precursor to superheroes and comics. However, due to the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the CW DC Universe (or Arrowverse), it seems that the universal world building that has been in comics for three-quarters of a century has finally become a major storytelling point in both the film and TV worlds of superheroes.
Between Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy (Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by WB Games Montreal), Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Insomniac Games establishing that their Spider-Man game will be the anchor point for a new Spider-Man universe, and the announcement from earlier this year of a multi-year, multi-game deal between Marvel and developer/publisher Square Enix it seems like the video games will be the next place where sprawling superhero stories will be told.
Hit Next to learn about 5 superheroes that deserve their own video game universe!