Tickets for Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman are now on sale in North America. The next chapter in the DC Extended Universe takes audiences back to World War I, with Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) vowing to bring peace back to the world by accompanying Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) from Themyscira to London — and then eventually to the frontlines of the “war to end all wars.” It’s an origin story that veers slightly from the character’s established comic book history, but that doesn’t mean the changes aren’t in the best interest of the film.
Gadot made her debut as the Amazon princess in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last year alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. She will be joining Bruce Wayne in his quest to unite the world’s finest heroes in Snyder’s Justice League later this year, but before that happens, she needs to get through her solo movie first. While there is still a lot we don’t know about the movie, we do know that Wonder Woman will be going up against Ares, the God of War, as well as Dr. Poison, and now fans are able to prepare for that ultimate showdown by purchasing tickets in advance.
The official Wonder Woman Twitter page has announced the launch of pre-sale tickets for the upcoming DC film in North America with a GIF showing Diana jumping into a fight, along with the quote, “Join the fight for justice.”
The launch of advanced ticket sales comes off the heels of an aggressive marketing push for the film, which releases in just a few weeks. It wasn’t that long ago that people were criticizing the studio for its lack of marketing for Wonder Woman, which has since been met with a slew of new posters and trailers, much of which highlights the character’s crusade for justice. That has been a primary highlight of the film’s marketing campaign, along with emphasizing Diana’s courage, power, and of course, wonder.
Predicting how well the movie will do at the box office, though, has been arduous for industry analysts. Currently, Wonder Woman is projected to make anywhere between $65 – $100 million in its opening weekend. There’s no doubt that Warner Bros. is banking a lot on the new film. While it could be the first non-divisive entry in the DCEU, there’s no forgetting that it’s also the first female-led superhero film in years.
According to a recent Fandango poll, 92 percent of summer moviegoers are anxiously waiting to see a female-led superhero movie, and according to Deadline, that recent poll coincides with an expected increase in Wonder Woman’s box office prediction to a minimum of $75 million. We’ll just have to wait and see if the movie meets that mark when it hits theaters in June.
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