There's no denying the power of Wonder Woman and the impact it's had on pop culture, opening to critical praise, audience admiration, and massive box office return. The film has also helped inspire legions of new fans by proving the world of superheroes isn't just for boys, reminding girls everywhere that they can kick butt with the best of them. Even Colin Trevorrow, director of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, learned some huge lessons from the film.
When speaking with Fandango, Trevorrow explained how, considering he makes movies that he hopes will inspire his younger audiences, he looks to his own children for guidance on how to make movies.
Trevorrow revealed, "You know what really struck me? The most recent example of that is we took my daughter, who's four, so I don't talk to her as much about the movies just yet, but we took her to see Wonder Woman. My wife and I, and my son, we all loved it. It's a great movie, but something else happened with her. She walked out of that theater, and I even tweeted a picture of her the other day."
He continued, "She had a very profound reaction to it. We thought it was a little long for her, and we weren't sure if she was going to be a part of this, but she came out and was like, "I'm going to want to watch that every day, and I am Wonder Woman now." It was pretty stunning to see it happen. It's important, that movie. It really is."
The experience clearly had a huge impact on the director and his goals for Episode IX.
"Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia were all characters that we were able to identify with in various ways, and especially with the character of Rey and what she means to young girls right now, and the challenges that she's up against," Trevorrow detailed.
"It is extremely crucial that I understand what actual children are feeling about these stories that we're telling them, and I think it's important that I have kids," said of the importance of a child's perspective. "If filmmakers don't have kids, they should go talk to them because they don't see things the same way that we did when we were kids. So, yes, I am very dialed in to that because I think it's a requisite of the job."
Wonder Woman is currently in theaters.
Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters May 24, 2019.