Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o has come out in full support of the latest DC Extended Universe film, Wonder Woman, . Already on track to secure an estimated $95 million in ticket sales at the domestic box office during its first weekend – with a total take of over $175 million internationally – director Patty Jenkins and lead actor Gal Gadot are expected to deliver quite the heavy-hitter for chief distributor Warner Bros. Pictures, with their DCEU installment.
After securing $11 million from Thursday preview screenings, the latest DCEU film is definitely beginning to pick up steam as it heads into its opening weekend, with Wonder Woman further buoyed by its positive reviews and certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. As things continue to develop behind the scenes in regards to a sequel – though it seems that Wonder Woman 2 hasn’t entered the writing stage of development just yet – more and more moviegoers, including those who happen to be major actors and filmmakers themselves, are voicing their support for the first Wonder Woman film.
One such member of that captive audience is none other than Lupita Nyong’o. The actor, who won an Oscar for her turn in 12 Years a Slave and brought the character of Maz Kanata to life in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has come forward with her own review of Wonder Woman (see below). Offering nothing but kind words and effusive praise for the movie, Nyong’o took to her personal Instagram account to release the following statement:
Ok people, I just left the theater and KNOW for CERTAIN that the GODS have seen fit to BLESS us with #WONDERWOMAN. W.O.W. It is a superhero movie like none I have ever seen. Epic. FUN. Engaging. Stylistically Captivating. Funny in an honest, not-trying-too-hard way. Witty. Smart. Perfect length. Fierce. Sensual. Just amazing. #GalGodot will glue you to the screen and at the same time make you want to run to the nearest costume shop to get your W on and join the #GODESSNESS right away (W = #WomanWarriorOfTheWorld). Director #PattyJenkins IS NOT PLAYING AROUND, as she gives us some AMAZON REALNESS in an exquisitely directed story. Chris Pine is irresistable. The score is KILLER. And it is the type of film that I think you can enjoy over and over. This movie definitely goes down as a classic in its genre for me. @wonderwomanfilm #RunAndGoSeeIt #HadToGush #PromotionFromTheHeart.
Capping her entire reaction off with the declarative statement that Jenkins’ new movie will “go down as a classic in its genre for me,” fans of Wonder Woman can now include other stars from within the entertainment industry at large as supporters of the DCEU movie. Much like the praise offered by co-star Robin Wright, who called attention to the movie’s intention to promote, “equality and justice,” Jenkins and Gadot definitely seeming to be lapping up plenty of praise for their critically heralded and female-centric franchise film.
It’s definitely been a long and bumpy road when it came to getting a feature-length adaption of Wonder Woman made, but by the sound of things audiences are rushing to the theater to see the movie. Assuming that continues to be the case over the week ahead, then the Alamo Drafthouse might want to consider adding even more women-only Wonder Woman screenings to their schedule.
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