Wonder Woman has already had very positive impact on children!
When director Patty Jenkins set out to make Wonder Woman, one of her main goals was to make a film that would please adults yet also be safe enough that parents would gladly bring their children, especially little girls, to go see it as well.
And although it has only been two weeks since its release, it is clear that those goals have not only been met but exceeded.
Providing a powerful example of how Wonder Woman is inspiring young girls and boys, Jenkins shared a heartwarming letter from a kindergarten teacher that she received from one of her producers.
"My producer just sent me this... ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!" Jenkins tweeted. "This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!"
The letter reads:
I work at a kindergarten and this is a collection of cute Wonder Woman related things that happened within a week of the movie being released.
- On Monday, a boy who was obsessed with Iron Man told me he had asked his parents for a new Wonder Woman lunchbox.
- A little girl said, "When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana."
- This girl had her parents revamp her Beauty and the Beast birthday party in THREE DAYS because she simply had to have a Wonder Woman party.
- Seven girls playing together during recess on Tuesday, saying that since they all wanted to be Wonder Woman they had agreed to be Amazons and not fight but work together to defeat evil.
- There is this one girl that refuses to listen to you unless you address her as Wonder Woman.
- Another girl very seriously asked the teacher if she could ditch her uniform for the Wonder Woman armor [because] she 'wanted to be ready if she needed to save the world.' The teacher laughed and said it was okay, and the next day the girl came dressed as Wonder Woman and not a single kid batted an eye.
- They are making a wrap-up dance show, and they asked the teacher if they could come as superheroes, they are going to sing a song about bunnies.
- This kid got angry and threw a plastic car over his head and a girl gasped, 'LIKE IN THE MOVIE!'
- A boy threw his candy wrapping in the floor and a 5-year-old girl screamed, "DON'T POLLUTE YOU IDIOT, THAT IS WHY THERE ARE NO MEN IN [THEMYSCIRA]!'
- On Wednesday, a girl came with a printed list of every single female superhero and her powers, to avoid any trouble when deciding roles at recess.
- I was talking to one of the girls that hadn't seen the movie, and the next day she came and very seriously told me, 'You were right, Wonder Woman was way better than Frozen.'
Consider this your friendly reminder that if this movie completely changed the way these girls and boys thought about themseleves and the world in a week, imagine what the next generation will achieve if we give them more movies like Wonder Woman.
Shortly after Jenkins posted it, Gal Gadot replied, "Wow the last paragraph really gave me the chills. So true. So powerful. Gives me a huge drive to dive in and work on the next one.."
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.
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