x Can you hear that? Listen closely, for there’s palpable sense of excitement starting to build around James Wan’s Aquaman. Though the DCEU is still going through a bit of turmoil, there’s much reason to look forward to with the franchise’s sole release this year and the positive buzz just keeps on building. Earlier this week, some test screening reactions leaked out which pointed to Warner Bros. potentially having another Wonder Woman–sized hit on their hands and now, we’re hearing a bit more about what was shown, with further praise being heaped upon the pic. Granted, test screenings are hardly indicative of how the general population will respond to a film (just look at Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad), but at this stage, it’s certainly reassuring to hear that so far at least, people are digging Aquaman. While chatting on today’s episode of Meet the Movie Press, the gang discussed Wan’s upcoming … [Read more...] about Aquaman’s Action Puts Wonder Woman And Justice League To Shame
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[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman.] Not since Marvel's first Iron Man in 2008 has a superhero movie left audiences wanting more as soon as possible as Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. Of course, they'll get more in November when Gal Gadot returns in Zack Snyder's Justice League, but it's not the same; there, she'll be one of five heroes — six, if Superman returns — instead of the star of her own show, as it were. And, as her first solo movie demonstrated, there's a lot of space left to be explored when it comes to Diana, Princess of Themiscyria. What Did Diana Do Next? There's literally a century of time between the end of Wonder Woman and her re-emergence as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and a lot of untold stories to connect those two narrative dots. Where did Diana go for all that time? How did she become acclimatized to the world beyond Themiscyria to the extent that she appears to be in BvS? Was she retired … [Read more...] about ‘Wonder Woman 2’: Where the Franchise Should Go Next
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman.] Wonder Woman has finally hit theaters — and there's a lot to say about the Patty Jenkins' superhero movie. Few know Wonder Woman better than voice actress Susan Eisenberg, who has voiced the superhero since 2001. She was in the audience for the film's emotional Hollywood premiere, and breaks down the pic's many applause-worthy moments (and that heartbreaking ending) here with Heat Vision editor Aaron Couch. Aaron Couch: What was your short take-away after walking out of the premiere? Susan Eisenberg: Family. Action. Love. Couch: I think a lot of people felt that. I was impressed with how well Gal Gadot played Diana as an innocent on the island — someone who hasn't seen war or what the world of man is capable of. Themyscira was hard to pull off well, and they totally nailed it — especially Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen in the limited screen time they had. Eisenberg: The WWI … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Talk ‘Wonder Woman’ Spoilers
The DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman famously uses her wristbands to deflect bullets. In that respect, she's a lot like a film producer."Never trust IMdB and never trust Variety," laughs Charles Roven, 67, the Academy Award-nominated founder of Atlas Entertainment and the producer of Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman and of such other DC Universe films as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, the upcoming Justice League and Christopher Nolan's 2005-2008 Batman trilogy, plus the acclaimed David O. Russell films American Hustle and Three Kings."There were a lot of different rumors going around," he adds, referring to a widely read trade story from May 2016 that said Warner Bros. felt the $870 million (now $873 million) global box office of the $250 million-budget Batman v Superman to be "somewhat disappointing"—and that Roven would no longer be the day-to-day producer of future DC superhero films but an executive producer instead."People have come and expressed that," he … [Read more...] about It’s Her Turn: Producer Charles Roven readies Wonder Woman’s big-screen debut
We thought you’d like to know. But does this really mean we’ve got a Wonder Woman feature film in our future?The news is everywhere today that Gal Gadot, who has already been confirmed to play Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman, has signed with Warner Bros. to portray the character in at least three movies. That’s pretty standard, if not universal, for actors in any action film, but especially superhero franchises of the kind Warner Bros. wants to build. That is, of the kind the Marvel has already built.But does this mean we’re definitely getting a Wonder Woman film? Variety says they have it on good authority that “Gadot will play the role in not only the upcoming “Batman-Superman” flick, but in a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman standalone film.” And if this were Marvel we were talking about, I’d take that at face value.But Marvel has the kind of franchise where nobody bats an eye if they quietly take the #5 highest … [Read more...] about Gal Gadot Signs 3-Picture Deal With Warner Bros., Including Wonder Woman Feature?
Next year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be the first live-action film to feature Wonder Woman. Played by Gal Gadot, the Amazon superhero is set to star in her own solo movie and at least one of the upcoming Justice League films. In October, Dawn of Justice producer Charles Roven said these movies will use the new origin presented in DC Comics’ “New 52” reboot (which began in 2011), rather than the story imagined by her original writer and creator William Moulton Marston. I think using the New 52 origin in general, much less in these films, is a mistake which diminishes the character and goes against why she was created in the first place.Before we go any further – this is an opinion piece and I don’t expect or need everyone to agree with me. It’s also possible to enjoy a story or character and still find an aspect problematic.Marston himself has been the subject of many discussions and writings. He was a feminist in a polyamorous … [Read more...] about Wonder Woman’s New 52 Origin Should Not Be Used in Film (or At All)
In an interview with the LA Times, actress Gal Gadot said there’s going to be a difference between the Wonder Woman audiences got to know during her brief cameos in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Wonder Woman who will be starring in her own standalone movie come 2017. It’ll likely be easier for audiences to understand once they know that Wonder Woman won’t be a continuation of the Justice League timeline–but rather an origin story film for the character, going back to her beginnings on the island of Themyscira and continuing on through her journey as she leaves her home and ventures to America. The Wonder Woman you’re going to see in Batman v Superman is a very different Wonder Woman that you will see in the standalone movie. The Wonder Woman that you see in Batman v Superman is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. … [Read more...] about Gal Gadot Says There’s a Difference Between Wonder Woman in Her Own Film Versus
Rachel Kimsey’s enthusiasm for her role on Cartoon Network’s Justice League Action is palpable. I guess if you get to voice Wonder Woman for a living, how could it not be? I got to speak to the actor after the Justice League Action panel at WonderCon (or was it Wonder Con?), and we talked about Wonder Woman’s strengths, her flaws, fan fantasies, and what she brings to the role of Diana of Themyscira.Kimsey has been a voice actor for over ten years, but after several video games (including roles in the Call of Duty franchise), commercials, and narration jobs, Justice League Action is her first role in animation. She is amazed that she landed Wonder Woman her first time out in the animated realm and says, “For this to be my first animated project, for this to be my first recurring character, and for this to be one of the most iconic female characters of all time is not only not lost on me, but is the greatest privilege and the greatest joy.”When she … [Read more...] about ‘s Rachel Kimsey Talked to Us About Wonder Woman’s Strengths, Her Flaws, and Fan Fantasies
Okay, is this not the greatest depiction of Wonder Woman you’ve seen in several years? I’m sorry, I can’t hear your answer over how loudly I’m making “PEW PEW PEW” noises.Just a few weeks ago we found out that LEGO would be producing a DC Comics-themed set featuring Wonder Woman and her Invisible Jet planned to be released in April of 2015. Today, thanks to io9, we know the “Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas” set will be available on January 1st! That’s this week! The set includes the heroes Batman, the Flash, and Wonder Woman, villains Gorilla Grodd and Captain Cold, a poor bewildered banana deliveryman, his delivery cart, some sort of giant bat-themed mech, and… a completely translucent invisible jet for Wonder Woman, pictured above furiously firing her LAZORS.Listen, I put together a set with those spring-loaded plastic missile pieces just last week. Those things have got some arc. And just look at that battle face:(via LEGO … [Read more...] about Stop the Presses: Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet LEGO Set is Available January 1st!
DC recently announced a Wonder Woman prequel series that will explore the history of the Amazons, which sounds pretty sweet. Less sweet is the fact that a female comics creator pitched a Wonder Woman prequel series a while back, never heard a response about it, only to hear the news that one was not only happening, but that it was happening based on a pitch from a male writer.According to io9, DC announced a new series “called The Odyssey of the Amazons, set in Amazonian society years before the birth of Wonder Woman” that will follow them as they venture away from Themiscyra and out into the world, fighting mythological monsters along the way. It will be written by Underworld creator, Kevin Grevioux, who plans to “tie the origins of the Amazons in with powerful warrior women across different cultures.”In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said: We were looking at the great epic poems, like the Iliad, Jason and the Argonauts — what if we … [Read more...] about Wonder Woman’s Amazons Finally Getting An Origin of Their Own — How Much Does Who Creates It Matter?