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Wonder Woman becomes highest-grossing live-action movie from a female director

24 June 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having become the first female filmmaker to direct a movie with a budget of $100 million, and the first to have a movie debut with a domestic opening weekend of $100 million, Patty Jenkins has now added another feather to her cap with Wonder Woman’s latest box office milestone.

The DC blockbuster has now reached $615 million worldwide, meaning it has overtaken 2009’s Mamma Mia! to become the highest-grossing live-action movie from a female director. The overall record is currently held by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and the animated film Kung Fu Panda 2 on $665 million, which Wonder Woman will likely overtake in the coming weeks (it should also be pointed out that Jennifer Lee co-directed Frozen with Chris Buck, and then went on to gross $1.2 billion).

Domestically, Wonder Woman has already surpassed Man of Steel’s $291 million, and is looking to finish the weekend with around $319 million, meaning it is fast approaching »

- Gary Collinson

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Wonder Woman tops $600 million worldwide

23 June 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros.’ latest DC blockbuster has continued its impressive march at the global box office, with Wonder Woman pushing its worldwide haul to $601.6 million by close of play on Wednesday.

Domestically, Wonder Woman has grossed $289.2 million, with a further $312.4 million from international markets. It will hit another milestone today, overtaking the $609.8 million global total of 2008’s Mamma Mia to become the highest-grossing movie from a female director.

Despite competition from the likes of Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight, Wonder Woman will also overtake Man of Steel’s domestic total this weekend and is fast closing in on its $668.0 million total.

See Also: Gal Gadot’s salary for Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman and Justice League revealed

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 sees Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Said Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Force Majeure), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead) and Ann Wolf. »

- Gary Collinson

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Warner Bros. president suggests Wonder Woman 2 could be set in the past, Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns writing script

20 June 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the success of Wonder Woman, attention is already starting to turn to the future – not just the character’s appearance in other Dceu properties, but the inevitable sequel to her own solo movie.

Wonder Woman was set during Wwi and naturally speculation has arisen of just when and where the sequel would take place. Luckily for us, Toby Emmerich, the Warner Bros. chief, has commented on the very subject, saying that it will likely be set in the past, however he was a little vague on the specifics.

Confirming to Variety that Wonder Woman 2 wouldn’t be another Wwi piece, he said rather coyly that: “It will take place somewhere between 1917 and 2017”.

That timeframe doesn’t rule out WWII as a potential setting, but also allows for a whole host of options, so really, thanks for nothing, Emmerich.

Meanwhile, DC Films co-chief Geoff Johns went on to reveal that »

- Samuel Brace

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Wonder Woman on track to break into top 10 highest grossing superhero films

20 June 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Gal Gadot-headlined Wonder Woman is on track to become one of the top ten highest grossing superhero films of all time at the domestic box office.

The success of Wonder Woman has been well reported, with fans and audiences at last in tune with one another, and the movie bringing in the cash around the world.

According to Box Office Mojo, Wonder Woman has recently crossed $275 million in the Us which currently situates it at number 17 in the list of highest grossing superhero movies.

This puts the movie about $90 million behind the film currently in possession of that tenth spot, Deadpool. And according to analysis from Caped Crusader, Wonder Woman should be on track to surpass it.

Taking into consideration Wonder Woman’s impressively small weekend to weekend drops – just 43.3% from its first weekend to its second – and the very good word of mouth the film is receiving, »

- Samuel Brace

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Gal Gadot’s salary for Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman and Justice League revealed

20 June 2017 1:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Reports are coming in from The Daily Dot that Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has earned a salary of $300,000 per film for last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, her recently released solo feature, and the upcoming Justice League.

For comparison, Henry Cavill made a whopping $14 million for playing Superman in Man of Steel alone. However, while there may seem like a hugely unfair pay gap here, it’s also worth noting that Chris Evans was paid the same exact sum for Captain America: The First Avenger. On the flipside, Robert Downey Jr. made upwards to $50 million from The Avengers alone, not only because he is the primary star of the McU, but also because his contract has guarantees in place that includes backend compensation and bonuses for box office milestones.

The Daily Dot article goes on to speculate that Gadot will also likely have a clause in »

- Robert Kojder

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Gal Gadot shares behind-the-scenes Wonder Woman featurettes

19 June 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In celebration of Wonder Woman passing the half billion dollar mark at the global box office, star Gal Gadot has taken to Twitter to share a couple of behind-the-scenes featurettes for the critically-acclaimed Dceu blockbuster; check them out here…

It was always such a joy working with my #WonderWoman family ❤️⚔️ We had a blast #Bts #Thankful pic.twitter.com/cCApxEYPqO

Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 16, 2017

#Repost from @wonderwomanfilm✨ Here’s some Bts footage from #wonderwoman. #InTheaters pic.twitter.com/7A7wv7lU74

Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 19, 2017

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… »

- Gary Collinson

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Wonder Woman climbs to $570 million at the worldwide box office

18 June 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have lost top spot in the U.S. to Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3, but Warner Bros.’ DC blockbuster Wonder Woman continues to impress at the box office, having pushed its worldwide haul to $571.8 million worldwide.

Wonder Woman dropped just 30% domestically this weekend, grossing $40.8 million and pushing its North American cume to $274.6 million. The film has added a further $297.2 million internationally, and will soon overtake 2008’s Mamma Mia ($609.8 million) to become the highest-grossing movie from a female director.

In terms of the Dceu, Wonder Woman currently trails Man of Steel ($668.0 million), and while it will certainly face some stiff competition this coming week from Transformers: The Last Knight, it’s still possible that the Amazon Princess’ solo debut could overtake the Superman reboot.

See Also: Wonder Woman artwork shows the origin of the Amazons and Themyscira

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. »

- Gary Collinson

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Wonder Woman artwork shows the origin of the Amazons and Themyscira

17 June 2017 1:28 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Artist Houston Sharp has released his rather splendid paintings produced for Warner Bros.’ DC blockbuster Wonder Woman, which were used to illustrate Queen Hippolyta’s story to the young Diana about the origin of the Amazons, Ares’ betrayal of the gods and defeat at the hands of Zeus, and the creation of Themyscira.

“I had the pleasure and honor of working with Patty Jenkins and her team to create the animated painting at the beginning of Wonder Woman,” states Sharp. “It was a huge undertaking, but I had a small team of super-talented artists to help finish it on time, and Patty & Co. were very supportive along the way. Each panel was painted separately, and stitched together into one massive painting. We tried achieving a classical oil painting look, while working in a way that was easy for the animators to work with (which meant keeping everything on their own layers, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Netflix Buys Drake Doremus’ ‘Newness,’ Gravitas Picks Up ‘Abundant Acreage Available’ and More

16 June 2017 10:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Netflix has acquired the worldwide Svod rights to Drake Doremus’ “Newness,” Deadline reports. The film stars Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa as a couple in contemporary Los Angeles navigating the world of online dating and social media–driven hookup culture. The film was a last-minute addition to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and co-stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Courtney Eaton, Danny Huston and Courtney Eaton. Netflix acquired the rights in a reported seven-figure deal.

Gravitas Ventures has acquired writer-director Angus MacLachlan’s second feature film, “Abundant Acreage Available.” The film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award in the U.S. Narrative Competition. The film focuses on siblings Tracy (Amy Ryan) and Jesse »

- Graham Winfrey

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Wonder Woman is the fourth-highest grossing action heroine

15 June 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wonder Woman has become the fourth-highest grossing action heroine at the Us domestic box office.

The latest DC movie is going over a treat with fans all over the world, and critics are on board too, providing a stark contrast to the other movies in the Dceu franchise.

And the good news isn’t stopping for Wonder Woman, as the film has now climbed the domestic charts, making Wonder Woman herself the fourth highest grossing action heroine ever (via Box Office Mojo).

Wonder Woman currently has a total of $221,460,634, putting Diana in fourth place behind the Hunger Games’ Katniss, Jyn Erso of Rogue One, and Rey of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Wonder Woman is quite some way off moving up a spot with Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 $60 million ahead at this present time.

However, this is certainly great news for the character and for the movie, and with more sequels bound to follow, »

- Samuel Brace

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Netflix Landing Svod Rights To Drake Doremus’ ‘Newness’

14 June 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Netflix is acquiring worldwide Svod rights to Newness, the Drake Doremus-directed pic that premiered at Sundance. A romantic drama about dating in the modern world, Newness stars Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Courtney Easton, Matthew Gray Gubler, Albert Hammond Jr. and Jessica Henwick. UTA Independent Film Group brokered the 7-figure deal. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials (Hoult & Costa) navigating a social media–driven hookup… »

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Elena Anaya would be happy to return as Doctor Poison in Wonder Woman 2

13 June 2017 10:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although Wonder Woman has received unanimous praise, one of the few agreed-upon missteps – once again for the superhero genre – was weak villains, with equally weak character definition and motives. One of the bright spots here, however, was the arguably underutilized Doctor Poison, played by Elena Anaya; she seems to be being used and emotionally manipulated for evil making her somewhat sympathetic, and apparently, she could return for the film’s sequel.

Speaking to The Verge on if she’s contractually obligated for a sequel, Anaya enthusiastically explained: “Yes yes yes. But I have no answer for that. As you know, when these movies are made, they ask you basically to marry them for the rest of your life. [Laughs] I’d be so happy to be back, to be able to be evil again. It’s so good, it’s so fantastic.”

So far we know that the inevitable Wonder Woman sequel will be set America, »

- Robert Kojder

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Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins understands both sides to the women-only screening debate

13 June 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For those unaware, theater chain Alamo Drafhouse decided to host some women-only screenings of Wonder Woman as a one night only special event kind of deal. The decision sparked much debate online, and now director Patty Jenkins has given her thoughts on the situation.

Speaking to Southern California Public Radio’s The Frame, Jenkins stated that: “I actually have sort of mixed feelings about all of that only because I do believe in not excluding anyone from anything. And so, on the one hand, I’m so delighted by those screenings and want people to be able to have those screenings. On the other hand I can imagine being offended if I’m excluded from those screenings, particularly because Wonder Woman herself has a very, very passionate fan base, many of whom are men. And many of whom are men who are disenfranchised from their own gender or their own identity. »

- Robert Kojder

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Wonder Woman Collector’s Edition Blu-ray box set revealed

12 June 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wonder Woman may have only just opened in cinemas, but Amazon has already added its listing for the upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of the DC blockbuster, which includes the movie alongside a limited edition figurine of Gal Gadot’s Amazon Princess. As yet, there’s no word on a release date, but you can make sure you get your hands on a copy of the box set by pre-ordering via Amazon Us or Amazon UK…

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. »

- Gary Collinson

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Patty Jenkins would like to direct a Superman movie

10 June 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wonder Woman is currently crushing the box-office worldwide, and receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Given the critical reception to Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad, it seems that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins may have single-handedly saved the DC Extended Universe. With that said, it’s safe to say that Patty Jenkins will remain a fixture over at Warner Bros. for as long as she likes.

So, given the chance, what other DC solo movies would Patty Jenkins like to tackle? During a recent Reddit Ama, the director gave her choice: “It’s no secret that I love Superman but right now I’m just happy doing Wonder Woman.”

It’s certain that most fans are happy that She is happy “just doing Wonder Woman“. Still, her answer is not at all surprising; Many have compared Wonder Woman to Richard Donner’s Superman. While we hope that »

- Jordan Jones

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9 June 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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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.

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Patty Jenkins says she only reshot one scene for Wonder Woman

8 June 2017 2:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build up to the release of Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins revealed that the final cut of the DC blockbuster was almost identical to what she originally shot, and that very little changed from her rough cut during the post-production process. However, it seems that we did get one extra scene during the reshoots, with Jenkins telling THR that she decided to add a single sequence during Diana’s march towards the front lines.

“I wanted to ramp that tension as much as possible, and unfortunately, we didn’t have it,” said Jenkins, who became the first female director to have a movie open with over $100 million at the domestic box office. “That scene was just a slightly tense scene of them walking. I was like ‘I need her to see some brutality.’ So, we added her seeing the horses being whipped. It was actually something that had been in the script originally. »

- Gary Collinson

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Wonder Woman movie review: women’s work

8 June 2017 2:18 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Everything about this joyful, sincere origin story feels like a retort — a very welcome and much needed one — to traditional male-centered superhero stories. I’m “biast” (pro): I am desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

She’s done it!” an anonymous grunt cheers from the trenches at the Western front after Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Amazonian goddess warrior, has succeeded in crossing No Man’s Land to the German side and taken out the enemy, clearing the path for the soldiers to follow. And I cried tears of joy. Not because of the badassedly heroic depiction of a woman doing a thing women do all the time: come in, assess a messy situation not of her own making, and just tuck in and do the nasty, dirty job that a bunch »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Dceu: The Metahuman Thesis And Wonder Woman's Role [Spoilers]

7 June 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Disclaimer: Wonder Woman Spoilers incoming. Take heed. Also, before I go on, I think I should say upfront that this theory is not supported in the comics, but is something I think the Dceu could run with on its own.

Like most insignificant movie reviewers, I was able to finally see Wonder Woman, and not only was I impressed, but it forced me to go back and watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In doing this, I was able to piece together a few key moments and give my prediction about the future of the Dceu.

First, let me start by saying that I loved Wonder Woman. However, I did figure out fairly quickly that Ludendorff (Danny Huston) was not Ares, and that Sir Patrick (David Thewlis) was actually the God of War. Unfortunately, Wonder Woman came out at the same time that the current season of Fargo was airing, »

- Drew Carlton

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Movie Review – Wonder Woman (2017)

7 June 2017 12:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wonder Woman, 2017.

Directed by Patty Jenkins.

Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis and Elena Anaya.

Synopsis:

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Watching Diana (Gadot) striding across No Man’s Land, deflecting bullets and kicking ass, then later lifting a tank above her head and throwing it is exactly what makes this film awesome and hopefully sets the Dceu on a new course. After the critical mauling that the films have taken so far, Wonder Woman is the shining light of hope that they can craft a coherent story with great action and a solid cast.

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- Helen Murdoch

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