To celebrate the home release of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. and DC threw quite the party at Dodger Stadium’s Retired Number Plaza on Thursday night. Director Patty Jenkins hit the red carpet with stars Lucy Davis and Eugene Brave Rock to talk about the movie, but the real action took place in the sky.
300 Intel drones flew around in the sky as part of a synchronized show that saw the LA skyline light-up with different images and phrases associated with the movie. The drone show was set to a live performance by Tina Guo, an accomplished cellist, as she played parts of the Wonder Woman theme.
The DC logo appeared first, but the drones quickly danced into other formations. Words like “Wisdom,” “Grace” and “Wonder” filled the sky before they arranged themselves into Wonder Woman’s logo and the iconic image of her kneeling, holding a sword from one of the film’s posters.
For those who weren’t lucky enough to attend, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, took to Twitter to share a video of the festivities. You can check it out below along with another video from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) September 15, 2017
Meanwhile, WB’s plans for the Wonder Woman sequel are slowly coming together. Jenkins officially signed on to direct the project last week, becoming the highest paid female director of all time. Gadot is also set to return as the title hero when the film hits theaters December 13, 2019.
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 currently available on digital platforms and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the U.S. on September 19th.
The Top 25 ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Episodes
If you’re looking for one of the (if not the) greatest animated shows of all-time, look no further than Batman: The Animated Series. The show that began the DC Animated Universe (DCAU) premiered in 1992 and spawned over a hundred episodes, plus Superman and Justice League series, among others. It gave Batman and Joker voices of a generation in Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill. In my estimation, it easily surpasses the films as second only to the comics in the Batman legend.
After a holiday re-watch, I ranked the 25 best episodes from both iterations of the series, which ran from 1992 t0 1994 and from 1997 to 1999, respectively. A * denotes an episode that is part of The New Batman Adventures, which were produced three years after The Animated Series concluded.
Honorable Mentions: “Second Chance,” “P.O.V.,” “Mad as a Hatter,” “Heart of Steel two-parter” & “His Silicon Soul”, “Birds of a Feather,” “Mudslide,” “Eternal Youth,” “Dreams in Darkness”
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