The Wonder Woman movie is coming to our land, no matter what happens. Before that, she will appear in Batman v. Superman. This week came with shocking news that Michelle MacLaren, assigned to direct Wonder Woman's first escapade on the big screen, left the movie for creative differences she had with Warner Brothers. Someone else has taken the job and you will never guess who...
My reaction is probably the same as yours. Who? This news comes straight from The Hollywood Reporter, one of the most reliable sources out there.
"Patty Jenkins, who at one point was to direct Thor 2 for rival Marvel Studios, has closed a deal to helm Warner Bros.’ female superhero movie.
Warners moved at lightning speed to sew up another director after parting ways Monday with Michelle MacLaren, the experienced TV showrunner who was to have made her feature directorial debut with Wonder Woman. Creative differences were cited as the reasons for MacLaren's departure.
Selecting Jenkins helps Warners avoid what some saw as a gender bias against women directors helming superhero tentpoles. Ironically, Jenkins would have been the first female director on a Marvel movie if she had continued on Thor 2. She now will become the first female director to handle a big project in Warner's developing DC universe."
And from Variety:
"MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set to begin in the fall as originally planned."
Have more confidence in the future of our anticipated DC Cinematic Universe films? Fortunately, this movie does not look like it will be delayed, as it was originally thought when MacLaren left. Plus, it sounded like MacLaren would have wanted to set this movie in the 1920s. While it certainly would have been an interesting take, Warner Brothers most likely wants it to be a movie that occurs in the present time so this can connect with Justice League Part One. I have a prediction. Hold onto your hats because this may be startling.
Wonder Woman will make more money than Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
I am very optimistic about this film. It will be an amazing superheroine movie. If you are more of a Marvel fan, you may think I'm crazy for thinking this will make more money than Thor and Captain America's first movies. In order to earn more money than these two Marvel films, the Wonder Woman film has to get more than $450 million total at the box office. So how will it happen?
1) Wonder Woman is an icon.
Ask any United States citizen who Wonder Woman is and they will most likely know who she is. It helps that the character has had a live-action television show and was very popular. She is often associated with Superman and Batman (as she should be), so that helps a lot.
2) Justice League and Batman v Superman
Unite the seven. It is assumed that Aquaman's message is a double entendre for the Justice League members and the Seven Seas.
Justice League Part One could be bigger and better--in terms of money, hype, and reception--than The Avengers. You probably disagree right now, but time will prove you wrong.
Gal Gadot will be appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where I have heard she will nail the role. At least, Gail Simone, a popular comic book writer, said she heard that Wonder Woman was the highlight of the film and gets much better treatment then we expected. She tweeted this, but it has sadly been taken down. However, the good news is that she was impressed!
3) Warner Brothers is treating this film as a huge blockbuster.
Really, this could be split up into many reasons, but this will do.
- Though this will not be the very first female superhero film, coming after Batman v Superman, it will likely not bomb.
- This is the first female superhero film directed by a woman.
- It is set to appeal to women, as well as men. This powerful character shows she does not need a man to save her. Though Steve Trevor is the one she often saves, he has recently been more of a secret agent. Nonetheless, if women watch male superhero films, why wouldn't men watch female superhero films? Especially with a badass heroine like Wonder Woman?
- It has a late June 2017 release date! It's the start of the summer but also a week before the July 4 weekend! Hopefully it stays that way.
The Batman v Superman teaser trailer will likely show Diana!
Be excited this week! Stay flashy, Pilots!
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)