Marvel Cinematic Universe Stars Toast Wonder Woman's Success

Chris Evans and Gal Gadot

Director Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman continues to soar at the box office and receive praise from moviegoers, critics, and stars alike, including those in one of DC's biggest rivals -- the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Warner Bros. film starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine is already breaking barriers and box office records with a $100 million domestic opening, the largest for a film directed by a woman beating out Fifty Shades of Grey, and has been certified Rotten Tomatoes fresh with a current score of 93 percent from critics.

Since the film is resonating so well with audiences, some of Marvel's most famed stars are toasting to Wonder Woman's box office and critical success. This is great news for the film because it seems like Wonder Woman is even breaking down Marvel and DC's famed rivalry, which has only heated up since the recent burst of superhero movies to hit theaters from both Marvel and DC over the past couple of years.

Some actors who have gushed over the film's reception on Twitter include Nebula actor Karen Gillan, Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo.  Directors James Gunn and Joss Whedon also offered congratulations, in addition to upcoming Black Panther actor Lupita Nyong'o, and Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays Wilson Fisk/Kingpin on Netflix's Daredevil. Take a look at some of their tweets:

I'm so excited to see Wonder Woman, it's getting such good reviews and feels like it will be a milestone for female led blockbusters! #woo

— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) June 2, 2017

Wow!!!! HUGE congrats ?@WonderWomanFilm

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 4, 2017

Yay! "Wonder Woman" shatters box office with biggest female director opening. Ever. # via @HuffPostEnt

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 4, 2017

Many congrats to @PattyJenks and her awesome Wonder Woman on what looks to be an over 100 million opening weekend! ❤️

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 3, 2017

I got to see Wonder Woman by myself weeks ago so shut up there's already been a man-only screening.

Oh and it's a godddamn delight.

— Joss Whedon (@joss) June 2, 2017

The GODS have seen fit to BLESS us with @WonderWomanFilm. @GalGadot will glue you to the screen and dir. @PattyJenks is NOT PLAYING AROUND.

— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) June 2, 2017

.@WonderWomanFilm is awesome. Go see it! Just watched it with family and we loved it. Dir by @PattyJenks @DCComics

— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) June 2, 2017

Wonder Woman is DC Comics' first film to be directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins), with a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs. It is the fourth installment in the in the DC Extended Universe and explores Wonder Woman's (Gal Gadot) origin story from her start as Diana on the island of Themyscira to rescuing American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) who crashes off shore and leads Diana to her destiny ending World War I, the war to end all wars, as Wonder Woman. The film also stars Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya as supporting characters.

With the film smashing box office records, breaking the glass ceiling for women directors, soaring past Batman and Superman in terms of recent DC film popularity, and gaining the seal of approval from Marvel's biggest stars, the future is looking bright for Diana Prince as she gears up for the upcoming Justice League film and Wonder Woman 2 which will take place in modern America according to Jenkins.

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