One of the biggest critiques of the superhero genre of films is the lack of female leads. Traditional Hollywood thinking has been that girls will go see movies about male heroes, but that boys won't turn out for a film about a female hero.
DC Films is about to challenge that assumption with Wonder Woman, the first solo movie for the female member of DC Comics' classic superhero trinity.
Wonder Woman has stood up to gods and monster and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League, but her biggest challenge may be drawing a large enough male audience to justify a sequel.
During a visit to the set of Wonder Woman, star Gal Gadot revealed how she would go about selling Wonder Woman to boys. "This is a truly universal story," she says. "It's such a universal story. It's a beautiful story about a beautiful soul trying to save the world and doing battle and she doesn't know much about what she's getting into. She's very naïve, but the love of her life is educating her and showing her, in a very sophisticated way, he shows her the reality that she got into. It's just a beautiful love story about a girl who's growing up."
In other words, Wonder Woman has a great story that should appeal to everyone, so let it sell itself.
Wonder Woman currently has a 3.99-of-5 ComicBook User Anticipation Rating, making it the 13th most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how excited you are for Wonder Woman by giving it your own anticipation rating below.
In Wonder Woman, 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 directed by Patty Jenkins, written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Lisa Loven Kongsli and David Thewlis.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.
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