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12
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Sep
12
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W Magazine gives us the great news that Patty Jenkins will be directing the Wonder Woman Sequel!

The Wonder Woman sequel isn’t out for over a year, but it may have already broken a record. Director Patty Jenkins has just finalized her contract, reportedly making her the highest paid female director of all time, Variety reports. While her exact pay sum isn’t yet known, it is estimated to be around $8 million. Jenkins will also producer, and is said to be co-written the script with comic book writer Geoff Johns.

If the figure is true, this wouldn’t be the first record Jenkins has broken, specifically for Wonder Woman.

The film not only opened to $100 million domestic, making it the best opening ever for a female director, it was also the highest-grossing live-action film by a female director of all time. In case there was any doubt as to Wonder Woman’s cultural relevancy, it also holds the record for the most tweeted about movie of 2017. Outside of those titles though Wonder Woman is also a rare instance of an action film receiving critical praise — not just on Twitter, either. Wonder Woman currently holds a 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as Variety points out.

“Wonder Woman is a feminist, of course,” Gal Gadot told Entertainment Weekly, speaking to part of why the film is so loved. “I think people have a misconception about what feminism is. People think hairy armpits and women who burn bras and hate men. That’s not it. For me, feminism is all about equality and freedom and [women] choosing what we want to do. If it’s salaries, then we get paid equal to men. It’s not men vs. women or women vs. men.”

Wonder Woman is told through a larger lens than just feminism though, as Jenkins revealed to Rolling Stone. “We need a new kind of hero. It’s not easy to be a hero. You do it because of what you believe, not because of what other people deserve. I wanted to talk about the fact that we can’t defeat the evils upon us by slaying one villain. We’re facing a time where each country has such legitimate complaints against each other and this has all been going on for so long that if we’re going to come to a world of peace in the future, we have to lay down the past and become responsible heroes ourselves. Often what that requires is love and peace instead of battle. That is a hugely important message to the world right now from my perspective.”

The next installment of the film is scheduled to arrive December 13, 2019.

Aug
29
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In a new interview for the Sydney Morning Herald Nicole talks about how she is filming Aquaman … sadly she can’t say much!

Kidman is currently working in Queensland shooting Aquaman and was working as late as Friday night before arriving in Melbourne on Saturday.

“I am sworn to secrecy, that’s the nature of those films. But yes, I was in a [water] tank.”

Hopefully she can say more soon … but I am excited to see her in this role!

Aug
29
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Less than a month until we can put Wonder Woman on continuous play in our homes! Be sure you pre-order your own copy today!

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 man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Special Features
– Epilogue
– Crafting the Wonder
– A Director’s Vision: Themyscira: The Hidden Island
– A Director’s Vision: Beach Battle
– A Director’s Vision: A Photograph Through Time
– A Director’s Vision: Diana in the Modern World
– A Director’s Vision: Wonder Woman at War
– Warriors of Wonder Woman
– The Trinity
– The Wonder Behind the Camera
– Finding the Wonder Woman Within
– Deleted Scenes
– Gag Reel

Aug
29

Wonder Womanis the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, but for director Patty Jenkins, her movie is about so much more than that.

“It’s actually been interesting seeing peoples’ reactions to this,” Jenkins tells ET while promoting the film’s upcoming digital home release. “Particularly women coming up and saying, ‘That action scene was made for me! I don’t even like action movies!’”

The superhero film starring Gal Gadot as the titular Amazon warrior was a hit with men and women alike, a rare feat for a comic book-inspired production.

“There is something about this movie that felt like it was speaking to [women] more than they had seen before because of the point of view being slightly different. I think that has been remarkable,” Jenkins gushes.

And with worldwide box office earnings exceeding $800 million and an impressive 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Jenkins has every reason to feel proud.

“It’s wonderful, it’s what you hope for,” Jenkins says of the film’s financial and critical success. “You work so hard on [films] for so long, everybody that makes them hopes for success in every way they can possibly get it. So it’s felt very lucky and incredible to get both.”

The film has even garnered Academy Awards buzz, which could make it the first superhero film to receive a best picture nomination at the Oscars.

“It’s an amazing honor,” Jenkins says. “It was never what we thought. You don’t make a movie like this assuming it would happen so, wow, it is an honor.”

The film has made Gadot, who had previously been an ensemble member of the Fast and the Furious franchise, and Jenkins, who made her feature directorial debut with 2003’s Monster, household names. But beyond that, it has also opened the door for future female-directed action films.

Lucy Davis, who plays comic relief Etta in Wonder Woman, hopes one day it won’t even be a topic of discussion that a woman is directing a successful film.

“I hope moving forward now we get to say there are opportunities for everyone if you want them and we don’t have to now focus on it,” Davis reflects.

Davis, famous for playing Dawn on Ricky Gervais’ The Office, admits she didn’t even realize the magnitude of having a female director at first.

“When I heard Patty was directing Wonder Woman I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, the director of Monster, what an amazing movie!’” Davis admits, reflecting on the film that earned Charlize Theron an Oscar for portraying serial killer Aileen Wuornos.

“That’s what excited me. I didn’t think about the woman bit until we began the movie!” Davis adds.

While promoting Monster, Jenkins told ET in 2003, “For me, a first-time director, it’s been difficult and surreal and hard to cross these bridges for the first time, but it’s also been incredible.”

In the 14 years since, Jenkins says that feeling has not changed much despite expanding into TV, directing episodes of Arrested Development, Entourage and The Killing, the latter of which earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination, as well as the Lifetime film Five.

“The movie that I saw in my head both times was a very difficult thing to achieve both times,” Jenkins says of then and now. “It’s surreal that it worked out both times.”

The 46-year-old director, who had her first child with husband Sam Sheridan in between her two feature films, teases that she would love to work with Theron again.

“I always want to reunite with her, I’m shocked that we haven’t,” Jenkins says.

While she has no comment on possibly directing Theron as a female James Bond (a rumor started by Theron’s TheHunstman co-star Chris Hemsworth), she is confident a reunion will happen eventually.

“We left our partnership on Monster planning on doing many more things together, and we had such a great experience; I can’t wait to work with her again and I’m sure we will,” Jenkins promises.

Before that can happen, Jenkins is reuniting with Wonder Woman star Chris Pine on the TNT miniseries One Day She’ll Darken — one of many projects she hopes that will allow her to continue working with her recent stars — and is reportedly negotiating a return to the Wonder Woman franchise to helm the sequel.

Details are scarce about the highly anticipated sequel that Jenkins is working on with producer Geoff Johns, who oversees the DC Universe for Warner Bros, but the director did share what she hopes to explore the second time around.

“The greatest thing about making this movie was the fact that you’re really building to the Wonder Woman that we all love, but not until the end of the movie,” Jenkins reflects. “The most exciting thing about [the sequel] is literally seeing her loose in the world now, living those classic stories.

“Here’s Wonder Woman, and what can she do?” Jenkins adds. “It should be a totally different movie, but a grand and now full-blown Wonder Woman in the world.”

Wonder Woman will be released digitally on Aug. 29, with physical copies to follow on Sept. 19. The sequel is set to hit theaters on Dec. 13, 2019.

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Aug
24
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ustice League will mark Ben Affleck’s second feature film as Batman. Well, technically it’s his third. “Do I get credit for the Suicide Squad gross?” the actor laughs, joking (and underestimating) that he was onscreen for “less than 35 seconds” in last year’s supervillain team-up film. He’ll have a decidedly larger role when DC’s good guys mobilize in the November blockbuster, which unites Affleck’s Dark Knight and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman alongside Ezra Miller’s Flash, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. (And maybe Henry Cavill’s Superman, if he’s not quite dead.)

That means Batman has to learn to work together with his fellow superheroes. “He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something,” Affleck explains. “Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”

And the character is very different, too. “BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman,” says Affleck. “He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod.” For Affleck, most of the hero’s ensuing actions were defined by barely-repressed fury – in contrast to the Batman we meet in Justice League. “He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way,” Affleck says. “Whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.”

Affleck frames the new attitude as a return to a more classical incarnation of the Caped Crusader. “This is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed, and how he’s portrayed vis a vis the Justice League in the comics,” he explains. “This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book.”

“Not that it’s average,” Affleck clarifies. “I think it’s a really cool story. Actually, it’s sort of a story about multilateralism. It’s not a bad theme to have!” Hey, if the universe’s moodiest billionaire can learn the value of collaboration, there’s hope for us all.

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