Wonder Woman's journey to the big screen has been a long time coming, and as fans are weeks away from seeing her solo debut you have to wonder why it took so long.
Director Patty Jenkins has a few thoughts on the matter, ones she shared with CinemaBlend. Jenkins said "The only thing I can think of is that the genre became synonymous with young men, and so I think there was a concern that they wouldn't be as interested in a female lead and it's taken years for that to sort itself out. That's all it comes down to."
Jenkins knows that Wonder Woman has an already large fanbase, but other female led films helped pave the way for her to finally get her chance on screen, as she told Sci Fi Now. “Things like The Hunger Games have already made a huge impact and I think they helped open the door for us,” Jenkins said. “It’s finally saying: ‘Look, there are people making these things with female leads that
Fans don't have to wait much longer to see their favorite hero take the spotlight, and anticipation is high, as Wonder Woman holds a 4.05 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
The DCEU continues with Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.
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