While "Wonder Woman" is an action movie, the film focuses on the integrity of the characters as much as it does on action. This is a woman who has been raised in a very protective, sheltered life, she's curious about what life is like outside and she wants to have her own experience. I had an epiphany about 'Wonder Woman 2'. "I just feel like, over the years, there was Mean Girls, there was Clueless, over time we have had so many movies that have been female-driven".
As a professor of theater at Northwestern University, and a professional actor and director of color myself, I pay close attention to, and can't help but closely analyze, how women and actors of color are represented on screen.
For now, we'll have to wait and see. And now, it's nice to look at the movie and know that Maya is in the movie with me in some way. And then I suddenly realized, it's not more, it's another movie. "Because it just blows that fallacy out of the water".
"Hey All. Thanks for the excitement but that wasn't a confirmation", she wrote. Which film will ultimately finish first, though?
Jenkins and DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns are reportedly at work on a story treatment.
As well as being liked by critics and fans, Wonder Woman's earning potential shows no signs of stopping.
But enough of this negative talk, because Wonder Woman is a film that should be celebrated for its portrayal of a strong female lead that kicks ass and takes names. Patty Jenkins' film, which has a global total of over $660 million, passed Phyllida Lloyd's "Mamma Mia!", which made $609.8 million in 2008.
After all, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine didn't walk around in yellow spandex, nor will Jason Momoa don a bright orange top for the upcoming Aquaman film.
Editor's note: This commentary was written before the controversial back-and-forth between President Trump and MSNBC "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. He said: "Patty and I are writing the treatment right now". It was beat at the box office by 47 Meters Down, a shark attack movie starring Mandy Moore that was originally meant to be straight to DVD.
To buck this trend of impractical outfits for female superheroes, I'd love to see Wonder Woman outfitted in pants for the upcoming sequel.
As BoxOfficeGuru.com reported, Wonder Woman overtook Suicide Squad on Tuesday, by taking $325.1M in North America so far. The film enjoyed the largest-ever opening weekend for a film directed by a woman. "And it's got to be great".