The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Wonder Woman, the world’s first female-led superhero film has been dated for release in China along with Michael Bay’s fifth and final entry in the Transformers franchise as director, Transformers: The Last Knight, as well as the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The early summer movie season will wrap up in the world’s second-largest film market beginning with Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales just three days ahead of its American debut on May 23, 2017. The previous film in the franchise, 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides managed to take a total of $70 million at the Chinese box office.
The final American film to release in China during the early summer movie season will be Wonder Woman, the film that will determine the future of female-led superhero films as well as female directors in the entertainment industry.
Patty Jenkins looks to have crafted a thrilling and heroic origin for the female heroine that could empower young women for generations to come but the film is also going to have to reach a male audience as well in order for it to be the financial success Warner Bros. is hoping it will be.
Wonder Woman will hit theaters in China on June 2, 2017, the same day it debuts in America.
The summer movie season will then officially kick off in China with Michael Bay’s Transformers swan song, Transformers: The Last Knight starring Mark Wahlberg and Isabela Moner. Bay bids adieu to the franchise that he spent ten years with as The Last Knight explores the mythology of how the Transformers came to be and lays the groundwork for future installments and spin-offs of the franchise to come.
The last Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, managed to take a total of a whopping $320 million with a $92 million opening weekend at the Chinese box office.
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters in China and the United States simultaneously on June 23, 2017.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
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