Wonder Woman is still proving itself to be one of the most successful films of the year, and the Blu-ray release will explore women in film making after Patty Jenkins helmed the Amazonian's cinematic outing. The latest entry into the DCEU sees Diana leave her home island of Themiscyra, and travel into the heart of World War I with Steve Trevor. The origin film proved that Jenkins was the right director for the job, after making a global total of $800 million so far.
And after a successful first film, Jenkins is also in negotiations to be in charge of the second adventure, which will supposedly take Diana forward to the '80s. It's surprising that the studio didn't automatically keep her on, but if she does secure the role, it will make her the highest paid female director in Hollywood. And after several critical failures, the DCEU would be wise to keep Jenkins on after the all round success of Wonder Woman.
The commercial success of Wonder Woman is only going to grow further with the Blu-ray and DVD release of the solo Amazonian film. And with the home release, comes a whole wave of bonus features for audiences to get stuck into. Part of those features will take a look at women in film making, and how that's become so important for a film like Wonder Woman. The description for the feature (via Collider) shows that Wonder Woman will have an influence on young women to get into filmmaking.
- The Wonder Behind the Camera- Meet the women behind the wonder as they welcome a group of aspiring filmmakers on set for an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
It seems to be important now more than ever to include female voices in Hollywood. Wonder Woman's treatment of women was brought into question by Hollywood director James Cameron, who made some controversial remarks about the film being a 'step-backward' - when in reality, the film did its best to avoid the usual objectification of female heroes and typical plot lines. He also implied that female characters were only interesting if they were damaged or flawed. Patty Jenkins responded by saying that there are no right or wrong powerful women.
Regardless of Cameron's quotes, Wonder Woman continues to be successful in bringing Diana to life, as she'll next appear in Justice League alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. The Amazonian will then return for a second solo film during 2019.
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