Fans have waited a long time for this!
You could spend days upon days watching all of the Superman and Batman films that have been produced over the decades, but for whatever reason, it took 76 years for Wonder Woman to get just one of her own.
So, yeah, fans were eager to turn out this past weekend and see the iconic DC Comics character -- who has been a global symbol of strength and equality -- appear on the big screen for the first time. Making it especially satisfying for her fans, it was directed by a woman, Monster-helmer Patty Jenkins, is the best-reviewed film in Warner Bros.' burgeoning DC Extended Universe, and its PG-13 rating made parents everywhere feels comfortable bringing their children to go see it.
"I knew it was going to be PG-13, and there’s so much there for adults, but also that little girls were going to want to see it, so I tried to make it as safe as possible," Jenkins told the NY Times. "If we succeeded in bringing something to people while they’re growing up, that would be something."
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.
Joining Gal Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman is now playing!