Wonder Woman has been a massive success. Winning over both audiences and critics alike, the movie keeps smashing box office records and gathering praise from fans and that includes Hillary Clinton.
Clinton, who saw the movie in a special screening with husband former President Bill Clinton earlier this month, had nothing but good things to say about Wonder Woman in an email she sent stating that it was "just as inspirational as I'd suspected a movie about a strong, powerful woman in a fight to save the world from international disaster would be." It's praise that Jenkins can only describe as surreal.
The director recently explained to Cosmopolitan how Clinton’s praise was both expected and a complete surprise.
"It's completely surreal! Those sorts of crossovers to the real world are surreal because there's like two versions of me. There's the me that's like, 'Wow! [Wonder Woman] is this [kind of icon] to so many people, so I'm not surprised.' On the other hand, I'm like, 'So... our film? Those things we did, those people have watched? Oh my god!' And I'm so honored that we're being talked about by [Hillary Clinton] in this world," Jenkins said.
Clinton's praise isn't the only response to Wonder Woman that Jenkins has recently had to address, however. Jenkins took to Twitter last week to defend the film after comments by Avatar director James Cameron claimed the praise for Wonder Woman was "misguided."
Clinton’s praise and Cameron’s criticism aside Wonder Woman — and Jenkins — isn't stopping. A sequel is already in the works with Wonder Woman 2 set to debut on December 13, 2019.
Wonder Woman currently has a ComicBook.com Composite Score of 84.59, the eighth highest of any comic-book movie. The film also has a 4.25 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, making it the fourth highest-rated comic book movie of all time among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know what you thought of Wonder Woman by giving the film your own Comicbook.com User Rating below.
In Wonder Woman, before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.