As the hype for Wonder Woman builds to its peak, there are a few questions left that need to be answered. One of them, how long will the film be? Man of Steel and Batman v Superman were both pretty long films, clocking around two and a half hours for both. Suicide Squad took the safe route and had its runtime at 137 minutes and now it appears Wonder Woman will follow suit. According to Consumer Protection BC, Wonder Woman will have a runtime of 141 minutes.
In just under a month, Wonder Woman makes her way to theaters for her first solo big-screen outing. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is certainly excited to see her film release but she’s also hoping the character successfully represents all kinds of people, both men and women.
“The interesting thing about [Wonder Woman] is there’s no convincing to do; she has a cool following that never stops,” Jenkins said. “So many different superheroes have come and gone and Wonder Woman remains and has always remained one of the key, pivotal, important ones.”
With Wonder Woman’s storied history, she has certainly been a big part of DC for a long time, but it’s only now that she’s finally getting the movie treatment, which Jenkins partially attributes to other films that have come before and paved the way.
“Things like The Hunger Games have already made a huge impact and I think they helped open the door for us,” Jenkins said. “It’s finally saying: ‘Look, there are people making these things with female leads that doesn’t become a chick’s film! It becomes a film for both genders!’ and so other people have opened the door, but I certainly hope that in the superhero genre this will change things.”
“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.”
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, 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. The screenplay was written by Jenkins, Allan Heinberg and DC Films’ co-head Geoff Johns, with story by Heinberg and Justice League director Zack Snyder.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on Friday, June 2.
Source: Consumer Protection BC