The DCEU has a problem — everybody likes Wonder WomanThough commercially successful, Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, and Suicide Squad were not quite as successful as The Avengers (all three were also critically panned), and patience seemed to be fading after a Justice League trailer that looked to be more of the same.It’s therefore unsurprising that Warner Bros. has been quick to cash in some of the goodwill it earned with Wonder Woman. The studio promptly announced that Robin Wright’s Antiope and Connie Nielsen’s Hippolyta would both be reprising their roles in the upcoming Justice League, and while that was probably always the case, the timing of the announcement seems significant. With several months to go, the Warner Bros. marketing team is eager to associate Justice League with the one movie that people liked instead of the three they didn’t.
Why 'Wonder Woman' Is Catching on More Slowly OverseasAlready, Wonder Woman has become the top-grossing live-action movie directed by a female director with north of $657 million in global ticket sales through June 27.Revenue in the U.S. and Canada accounts for $322 million, or 49 percent of the bottom line, compared with roughly $336 million to date internationally, or 51 percent of total revenue (hardly a poor showing). Still, in many cases a Hollywood tentpole collects 60 to 65 percent of its total take from the international box office.So why is Wonder Woman following a different course?
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”
Yeah. Right. How are you supposed to know? Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something, to create a life, feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death and destruction...
Gal Gadot Won't Return for 'Wonder Woman 2' Unless Brett Ratner Is OutIn the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Brett Ratner, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is rumored to be refusing involvement in a sequel unless Warner Bros. severs ties with Ratner completely.The rumor comes from gossip outlet Page Six, citing a Hollywood source that says Gadot doesn't want to be involved with the Wonder Woman franchise if a known harasser is attached.The move undoubtedly puts Warner Bros. between a rock and a hard place, considering Ratner's RatPac-Dune Entertainment has a deal with the studio that's set to expire in 2018, but is already attached to various projects.Though Warner Bros. has already announced they don't plan to renew the contract and are severing ties with Ratner, and Ratner himself has said he's stepping away from all Warner Bros. -related projects to distance his name, Gadot wants Ratner's ties to Wonder Woman II to be completely severed or else she won't be involved.
Rounding out the top three is Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, whose movies amassed $1.4 billion worldwide. Her debut as the Amazonian warrior god in Patty Jenkins' superhero flick tallied $822 million worldwide to become the highest-grossing live-action movie ever directed by a woman. The ensemble under-performer Justice League added millions more to Gadot's score.
Her debut as the Amazonian warrior god in Patty Jenkins' superhero flick tallied $822 million worldwide to become the highest-grossing live-action movie ever directed by a woman.
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