As for the leading role, many feared that an actress - Gal Gadot in this case - would not be able to offer a supercharged performance capable of keeping an audience glued to their seats for two-and-a-half-hours. The creator of Wonder Woman based it off his wife, who said wearing a skirt and fighting crime just didn't make sense. Wonder Woman had a $100.5 million debut, making it (by leaps and bounds) the biggest opening for a film directed by a woman in the history of cinema. Kit says that the reasons for this may include single picture deals being WB's default, WB being unprepared for how well Wonder Woman is doing commercially and critically, Jenkins being a relative unknown, and WB just being more tentative about sequels in general.
Jenkins has high praise for Gadot.
The director came into Hollywood with guns blazing, writing and directing the Oscar-winning film Monster, starring Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci, in 2003. Born with mysterious powers, Diana may be tough, but she's also baffled by much of what she discovers in the troubled Europe of World War One, including cultural mores, gender-based clothing restrictions, the tragedies of war, and revolving doors. The director explained that she was holding out for the right project with substantial meaning. But even though gender roles are largely reversed, his character is still much more layered and self-sufficient than any hero girlfriend I've seen in a film.
Real Madrid end interest in Man Utd star
Barcelona come in second at $3.64 billion, followed by Liga Santander and Champions League winners Real Madrid at $3.58 billion. The team's ascension to the top spot is a product of a "powerful brand and marketing acumen", according to Forbes .
Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan
That has been a steady question since Trump took office in January, but his behavior overnight has now offered relevant evidence. He also called Mr Trump's views on Islam "ignorant", leading the NY billionaire to challenge him to an IQ test.
Opening races of America's Cup challenger series postponed
As such, they will take a bonus point with them into the best-of-13 Cup Match, effectively the regatta final, later in the month. That came in a 4:06 whitewashing of Groupama Team France, which was eliminated with one race to sail.
To no surprise, it seems like Jenkins already has her wheels turning for the sequel.
The new Wonder Woman movie set box office records last weekend, but a lot of people were introduced to the DC Comics super heroine through the late 1970's television show. And I think it's Wonder Woman. There is a scene in the trailer when Wonder Woman/Diana Prince says "What I do is not up to you". The movie was like nearly every other super hero movie with dramatic CGI explosions and a typical predictable script. A truck from Wayne Enterprises delivers an old photo to Diana and that's when her story begins, as she reflects on her life and looks forward to a new future.