There's no doubt: This movie is FINALLY on the way!
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Chris Pine has joined the cast of Warner Bros. upcoming Wonder Woman movie. Now, despite losing a director, we have confirmation that the much-awaited film will indeed begin filming this autumn in London. Via Comicbook.com:
[Patty] Jenkins is in London prepping Wonder Woman, which will shoot there this autumn. Suicide Squad, already well underway in Toronto under the earthy gaze of [David] Ayer, will shoot through to September. “I do watch the dailies,” she promises, enthusing about the film’s “street quality.” They are already doing soft prep for the Justice League, which will begin shooting in the spring, and overseeing the script for Aquaman, which James Wan will direct.
There's really only one thing to say: it's about damn time!
Marvel has been on a winning streak lately, producing high-quality films year after year.
Their success is definitely not un-deserved. But wow, are they not doing a great job in the diversity department. Until Age of Ultron, there was only ONE woman in the superhero lineup, and she was one of two Avengers that did not have their own solo film.
DC has been lagging behind. They had a great thing going with the Nolan Batman films, and The Flash and Arrow have done extremely well, but financially they just haven't had blockbusters big enough and frequent enough to keep up. Their reveals at Comic-Con demonstrate they're not out of the running. And they're doing what Marvel has been too afraid to do: They're giving us a major film starring a female superhero. Marvel's first won't be until November 2018.
And that's not all.
Wonder Woman looks POWERFUL. I would never say Gal Gadot isn't attractive, but that's not what they're emphasizing in the trailer. Yes, her armor has boob cups and no, it doesn't cover her legs. But look at her posture. Look at what she's doing! We've barely seen anything, but we know from the trailer that Wonder Woman is going to be totally BRUTAL. I have very high hopes for this. Wonder Woman is going to be a hero, not a girlfriend, not a pretty-looking prop.
Yea-? Okay, yeah.
One of the most disappointing things in the Sony leak was the completely dismissive way studio execs talked about a female-led superhero movie. Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter sent this message to Sony CEO Michael Lynton, and it wasn't pretty:
Oh wow, three movies released decades apart.
Let's not mention The Green Hornet, Daredevil, Green Lantern, Superman Returns, X-Men: Origins, The Hulk- heck, even though Fantastic Four did fine at the box office it was critically panned. Because those failures were all flukes, right? Wheras Elektra and Catwoman and Supergirl all did poorly because they're about women. Definitely had nothing to do with bad writing, poor marketing, or a bad season.
No more of that nonsense!
I am fully prepared for the Wonder Woman movie to blow us all away. This character is such a significant part of comic book history and the women's liberation movement, she's so much more than the hero we need right now. She's the one we deserve.