Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and producer Geoff Johns are celebrating the upcoming DCEU solo turn by the Amazon warrior princess by starting a countdown to the film’s June 2 debut. Starring Gal Gadot in the titular role, it’s been a long time coming for a Wonder Woman feature film, with the character’s last big live-action appearance taking place in the late 1970s with the TV series starring Lynda Carter. Of course, Wonder Woman doesn’t mark the actual big screen debut for character. That came last year when she burst onto the scene in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice to help Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) fend off Doomsday – stealing the show in the process.
Naturally, BvS set the stage for the long awaited Justice League movie this November, but first, Warner Bros. and DC wanted to properly give Wonder Woman her due with an origins film. Jenkins, who unfortunately parted ways with Marvel Studios previously due to creative differences over Thor: The Dark World, was given the golden opportunity to bring Wonder Woman to life in her first solo outing.
Now, the director and Johns cut loose in a couple photos on Twitter as they tried their best to contain their excitement to begin a three-week countdown to the film’s debut. Here are the tweets:
In all likelihood, Jenkins’ and Johns’ tweets originated from a press screening, given that several journalists posted their Wonder Woman reactions on social media. While the reporters wouldn’t get into specifics, the buzz coming out of the screening seemed very positive. The good vibes about the film will no doubt be welcome to Jenkins and Johns as anticipation for the Wonder Woman’s debut grows, with early box office projections estimating that it could pull in anywhere between $65 million to $100 million in its opening weekend. If the film pulls in closer to the higher estimate in it’s opening frame, it will go a long way in helping Jenkins land the director’s gig for a Wonder Woman sequel, which she says she already has ideas for.
While Jenkins hopes to be a part of Wonder Woman’s future, she clearly respects the character’s past. She previously said that she’s included subtle Easter Eggs in the film to pay homage to Carter’s TV series, and not so subtle was Wonder Woman #1 on display in Johns’ tweet. Seeing the vintage comic safely on display in a glass case is a wonder to behold, and by the sounds of things, the Wonder Woman movie promises the same.