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Director: 'Wonder Woman' a 'hero' for all

Director: 'Wonder Woman' a 'hero' for all

"Wonder Woman" grossed $100.5 million by the end of its opening weekend, the most successful opening weekend for a film by a female director, Patty Jenkins.

Despite all of that, I feared that maybe the world wasn't ready for a movie like Wonder Woman. While some fans soaked in the awesome visuals of the movie, other people had a different reaction to seeing Princess Diana of Themyscira kicking ass on the big screen. Instead, I will simply say that it was a very enjoyable superhero movie with as much pop and sizzle as any of the big-budget blockbusters that have come before it. I'm also thinking the Vietnam War, but the 60s just had the coolest fashion -have you seen The Man from UNCLE? . Wonder Woman could have been the only character in the movie and it would still be great, however, I enjoyed the dynamics between her and her love interest Steve Trevor.

Patty Jenkins has signed on for a followup, as has star Gal Gadot. Turns out, Gal Gadot was actually pregnant while shooting the action-packed film-something that's made her a superhero IRL.

Movies & More reviewer John Gillispie shares his thoughts on "Wonder Woman", which is rated PG-13 and now playing in theaters.




As of writing, Wonder Woman now has a domestic total of $129.4 Million, having added an extra $26.15 Million on Monday and Tuesday. Over 75 years' worth of anticipation and strong buzz ahead of its release led the Patty Jenkins-directed flick to a stellar $103 million opening.

And Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, is thrilled about this. "We will be able to tell her [new] daughter Maya that she's in her mom's stomach right then, in the middle of that battle scene", Jenkins said.

Baroness Paula von Gunther was created by William Moulton Marston as the first recurring enemy of Wonder Woman. But we do know that she has quite the leverage.

The 45-year-old filmmaker is yet to sign on the dotted line for a "Wonder Woman" follow-up. I could get down with a ghost Chris Pine.


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