Creators and fans all across the pop culture landscape are celebrating the success of Wonder Woman. After the Gal Gadot-led film debuted to a worldwide box office of $228 million, many felt compelled to congratulate the film's cast and crew via social media. This includes, as it turns out, the other actress most well known for portraying the Princess of Themyscira - Lynda Carter.
Carter portrayed the DC Comics superheroine in over 50 episodes of the Wonder Woman television series, as well as in a TV movie. The actress - who is currently playing an equally otherworldly President on The CW's Supergirl - voiced her excitement about Wonder Woman's box office success on Twitter.
Wonder Woman is breaking box office records!!! Bravo,Patty Jenkins! Bravo, Gal Gadot!— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) June 5, 2017
Bravo, Chris Pine!
The tweet sparked a response by the film's director, Patty Jenkins, who made a point to honor Carter's portrayal of the character.
Bravo you Lynda. Come on. Let's admit what was major in starting all of this. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/hJhx41e716— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2017
Besides Carter's past ties to the character, the actress had a significant hand in helping Wonder Woman earn her first big-screen solo film. Jenkins reportedly consulted with Carter throughout the film's production, helping get to the emotional root of Carter's past performance.
Wonder Woman currently has an 88.16 ComicBook.com Composite Score. It also has a 4.41 out of 5 ComicBook.com user rating, making it the third-highest rated comic book movie ever among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know what you thought of Wonder Woman by giving the movie your own ComicBook.com User Rating below.
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.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins, from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg & Geoff Johns, story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis.
Wonder Woman in now playing in theaters.