Hollywood Reacts To Wonder Woman Release
Aside from being a great film, having a great cast, Wonder Woman is also being celebrated for [...]
Aside from being a great film, having a great cast, Wonder Woman is also being celebrated for shattering the glass ceiling for female-led superhero movies and female-directed movies.
With its estimated $100.5M debut at the North American box office, director Patty Jenkins now holds the record for the best opening for a film helmed by a woman -- easily besting the $85.1M that Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey earned in February 2015.
When measuring its impressive domestic opening against other superhero films, Wonder Woman is the 16th best of all-time, putting it ahead of films like Marvel Studios' Iron Man ($98.6M), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95M), and Guardians of the Galaxy ($94.3M).
With so much to celebrate, celebrities from all over are showing their support for Wonder Woman. Former Catwoman Anne Hathaway and Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain have encouraged their fans to go out and support the film centered around women.
Keeping it in the DCEU family, Aquaman director James Wan gushed about the chemistry of its two leads, and former Justice League director Zack Snyder, who co-wrote the story (not the screenplay), said he was "proud" and current Justice League director Joss Whedon gave his review, which included a solid jab at the male outrage over women-only screenings.
I got to see Wonder Woman by myself weeks ago so shut up there's already been a man-only screening.— Joss Whedon (@joss) June 2, 2017
Oh and it's a godddamn delight. pic.twitter.com/PHWQWxcIwN
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who will portray Black Adam in the DCEU, tweeted: "Great win for the biz. Fans loving the movie. So happy for my homegirl Gal! Awesome human."
Even two stars of The CW's The Flash, Danielle Panabaker and Tom Cavanagh, raved about it, using adjectives like "incredible," "great," and "fantastic."
Head down to our slideshow to see what other celebs -- such as Ellen DeGeneres, Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo, and many more -- are saying about Wonder Woman!
Marvel Stars And Filmmakers Show Their Support
Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn made sure to congratulate its director and mention its impressive box office: "Many congrats to [Patty Jenkins] and her awesome Wonder Woman on what looks to be an over 100 million opening weekend!"
After seeing the film, Chris Hemsworth thinks Gadot's Wonder Woman could take Thor in a fight: "I think she'd kick Thor's a**."
Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o shelled out some BIG compliments to its star and director: "The GODS have seen fit to BLESS us with [Wonder Woman]. [Gal Gadot] will glue you to the screen and dir. [Patty Jenkins] is NOT PLAYING AROUND."
Can't WAIT! Go #wonderwoman go! @GalGadot #fightlikeagirl ????? https://t.co/vKaCnfJkUP— krysten ritter (@Krystenritter) June 2, 2017
Yay! "Wonder Woman" shatters box office with biggest female director opening. Ever. https://t.co/Ymnlz3MCVR # via @HuffPostEnt— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 4, 2017
Female Directors Show Their Support
Elizabeth Banks is mostly known for her acting -- like playing the villainous Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers movie -- but will soon be more well known for her directing abilities, having helmed Pitch Perfect 2 and taking on the latest reboot of Charlie's Angels. She wrote: "I believe in LOVE & [WONDER WOMAN.] [Patty Jenkins] killed it. [No Man's Land] is my everything."
Ava DuVernay, the director of A Wrinkle in Time and Selma, commented: "Director [Patty Jenkins] is breaking the box office and making [her story]! WONDER WOMAN in theaters now! A triumph! Brava!"prevnext
Other Celebrities Of Note
WHAT A TWIST! Unbreakable and Split director, M. Night Shyamalan, is a huge fan of its director: "Am so excited to see [Patty Jenkins] #WONDERWOMEN. Big fan. Her direction of the pilot for The Killing was one of the best episodes on tv ever."
Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) had a lot to say about the film and even offered a suggestion for its sequel. "I am so stoked that [Wonder Woman] is having her moment," Spencer shared. "To all of the mothers out there who want to influence your girls and educate your boys about the value of strong women, do yourselves a favor and make a date to take them to see this movie. The [Amazonians] aren't just beautiful and fit, they are intelligent, speak many languages, and understand science. Yep, they have brains!!!!! Women of various body types and ethnicities had me on the edge of my seat. So much so, that I'm paying to see it again. But this time I'm going with friends. #BringABuddy. P.S. I can't wait for [Black Panther] PSPS. Patty, please have more scenes on the island in the next installment."
Congratulations @PattyJenks! Just saw #wonderwoman and I am in awe of your superpowers. @GalGadot you lit it UP pic.twitter.com/Uj9Kl03H34— Jeanne Tripplehorn (@JTripplehorn) June 3, 2017
I just need my invisible jet. #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/F2k2WQ7WcW— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 3, 2017
I'm sooooooo excited to see @WonderWomanFilm this weekend. @PattyJenks is making HERSTORY! YES! CANNOT WAIT #wonderwoman— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 3, 2017
Just had my world rocked by @PattyJenks and @GalGadot. Sobbing in the cinema. I'm now living a post- #WonderWoman life. #GameChanger pic.twitter.com/5zg9qMt0VY— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) June 4, 2017
I really didn't expect Wonder Woman to impact me the way it did, but seeing a confident, powerful woman save the day was really beautiful.— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) June 2, 2017
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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.
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.
The film will be released on June 2, 2017.prev