Wonder Woman was one of the high points of the DC Extended Universe. The film was a box office and critical darling and was lauded as the next step in blockbuster movies: a female-centric film directed by a female director. Now that Warner Bros. and DC Films are investing their time and resources in producing and developing movies with more emphasis on solo characters, it was no-brainer that a sequel to Wonder Woman would be coming out within the next few years. Given the success of the first, Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins have been in the spotlight and will continue to be part of an important discussion that not only highlights the importance of diversity and representation in film, but also on the respect awarded to superhero movies by the industry, as there was almost universal consensus that Wonder Woman transcended its genre and was worthy of Oscar recognition.
However Hollywood’s biggest awards ceremony is behind us and the film didn’t get a nod in a single category. This was met with uproar from fans who believed the film was treated unfairly. Those very sentiments are now being echoed by none other than Lynda Carter, TVs first and in the heart’s of many, original Wonder Woman.
Speaking with The Daily Beast in an in-depth interview about her experience in Hollywood, Carter briefly spoke of Wonder Woman and said:
“I’m very close to Patty, and I think Gal Gadot did a wonderful job. I was really happy to see they showed a clip of the film during the Oscars, even though they didn’t nominate it for anything. Anything. It should have been nominated. They were left out of special effects, writing, everything. Patty did an amazing job. The essence of the character is not an easy one to find the right balance of. Patty got it.”
These sentiments are in-line with what many fans felt — that the film should have been given, at the very least, some technical recognition. Carter further went on to give fans hope that she may still leave her mark in the DCEU by possibly joining Wonder Woman 2 in some capacity, having not been involved the first time around.
“We’ll see what Patty does. I don’t know how she’s going to do it. I said to her, ‘Whatever you want to do is fine with me.”
Lynda Carter being on board to appear in a Wonder Woman film is the dream many fans have had since Gal Gadot took on the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice as it would be a spiritual passing of the torch, and from the looks of it, the decision is up to Patty Jenkins’, who by all accounts aims to deliver another spectacular film.
What character do you think Lynda Carter should play in Wonder Woman 2? What did you think of Wonder Woman‘s Oscar snub? Let us know in the comments below!
Wonder Woman 2 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 1, 2019.
Source: The Daily Beast
10 C-List Justice League Members You Should Know About
There are a few core iterations of the Justice League that most fans know. No matter what team fans are looking at, odds are Batman, Superman and some kind of Green Lantern are on the team. The movie version has five founding members and the comics’ has seven, but there are so many more superheroes who have been a part of the Justice League than that.
No matter how long or short someone’s stint is with the team, being a member of the team solidifies them as a true hero. These heroes have fought both street-level and world-threatening villains without blinking an eye. Fighting supervillains is just a part of the job for these members of the Justice League. As the team is set to go through a transformation in the comics under the supervision of writer Scott Snyder, it seems like a good time to look at some of the lesser-known heroes who have been members of the crimefighting team.
Hit Next to learn more about 10 C-list Justice League members you should know about!