In less than three weeks, Wonder Woman will be released in theaters. Only the fourth movie in the DC Extended Universe and the first with a female hero as the main character, there is a lot of anticipation for the film. Gal Gadot’s portrayal of the Amazonian hero was one of the most well-received parts of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and plenty of fans are eager to see her origin story on the big screen.
There have been a few small controversies in the film’s marketing. Fan analysis of Wonder Woman’s armpits lead to them being edited in later trailers. And some have commented on what looks like a lack of marketing for the film compared to previous DC movies — though the marketing budget for Wonder Woman is actually more than for Suicide Squad. And one of the ways that that marketing money has been spent is on the racetrack.
DC Cinematic recently showed off a picture of race car driver Danica Patrick sporting the Wonder Woman logo on her racing suit. Her race car was also branded with the logo.
According to batman-news, Patrick was driving in the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway when driver Joey Logano lost control of his car due to an apparent mechanical issue and hit Patrick’s car, which crashed into the wall and burst into flames. Both cars were then hit by a third car, driven by Aric Almirola. Patrick and Logano got safely out of their cars and walked away, but Almirola was injured badly enough to be taken away on a stretcher.
Danica has been professionally racing since 2005, when she was named Rookie-of-the-Year by both The Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series. She won the Indy 300 Japan in 2008, making her the only woman to win an IndyCar series race and has the highest finish of any woman in the Indianapolis 500 — coming in third in 2009. She is a full-time driver for the Monster Energy NASCAR cup series and in 2013 became the first woman to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole.
Patrick has been having a tough year on the track. This was the third crash she’s experienced in her last four races. Walking away from three crashes, especially one as bad as the one last night in Kansas, is truly a superpower. Patrick is a real life hero, worthy of the Wonder Woman embalm.