Warner Bros. and DC Films finally closed a deal with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins for her to return to work on the sequel. Jenkins will be receiving a significant pay raise that is similar to her male counterparts, and Gal Gadot is quite pleased that she is helping set a standard for female directors.
Recently, Gadot expressed her happiness regarding Jenkins’ current position in the industry after the success of Wonder Woman. Gadot also mentions why she views Jenkins’ negotiations to be integral for the future of female directors:
“She is definitely paving the way for so many other female directors. I think it was very important that she fought to get the best deal. You got to walk the walk and talk the talk.”
Jenkins has more than earned the position she is in right now. For one, not only did she direct a great superhero movie period, but she also directed the highest-grossing U.S. domestic superhero movie of the year (so far) as well as the highest-ranking domestic DC Extended Universe film.
How incredible is it that a superhero film featuring a woman as the lead and a woman in the director’s chair surpassed the U.S. box office tallies of not one, but *two* of her male counterparts with 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Either way, Warner Bros. and DC Films are wise to make sure Jenkins would receive her well-deserved pay raise for Wonder Woman 2.
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Directed by Patty Jenkins, 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 now available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
‘Wonder Woman’ 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Review: Bring The Wonder Home
Although fans can already own Wonder Woman digitally, the film will soon be available to own on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on Tuesday, September 19. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, I had an opportunity to have an early look at a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray copy of the film to explore the picture quality, surround sound and special features. Here are my thoughts…
When it comes to their Blu-ray releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is a viable contender for the best overall picture quality in terms of their new releases. The consistency from each of their most recent releases is almost unmatched, and their DC Films may be the pinnacle of their catalogue. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad all had stellar transfers, but this transfer of Wonder Woman is easily at the top of the ranks in terms of DC Extended Universe visual presentations.
In particular, the High Dynamic Range (HDR) showcases the incredible colors seen throughout the film beautifully. In particular, every scene that takes place on Themyscira is demo-worthy. The shots of Steve Trevor’s plane crashing into the ocean before Diana rescues him from drowning is a feast for the eyes in this 4K transfer. Also, the sequences that place Diana right in the middle of World War I showcase the remarkable contrast between the warm embrace of her home and the dark nature of mankind.