After Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins thanked fans for making the latest DC Extended Universe installment the #1 movie in the world at the box office, star Gal Gadot has followed suit by posting a sweet message of her own on social media. The franchise experienced its fair share of ups and downs in 2016, with Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad both earning a mixed critical response despite doing very well commercially. In contrast, Wonder Woman is the property's first Certified Fresh entry on Rotten Tomatoes and has generated strong word-of-mouth as its begun its lucrative run. It's such a phenomenon, the Tom Cruise vehicle The Mummy won't be able to top it this weekend.
Wonder Woman is a film that was more than 75 years in the making, and fans of the iconic character were very eager to see Diana Prince brought to life on the big screen. The outpouring of support and enthusiasm was a huge reason why the movie has become such a hit, and that hasn't been lost on the creative team. In the wake of the film's record-breaking success, Gadot made sure to thank the fans for making Wonder Woman the special blockbuster it is.
Taking to her Facebook page, the actress posted a video (watch it above), expressing gratitude for "the most amazing weekend and craziest weekend I've ever had in my life." Giving all the credit to the viewers who showed up to the theater en masse to see Wonder Woman on opening weekend, Gadot said their love for both Diana and herself would not be taken for granted, and she truly appreciates everything audiences have done.
It's always nice to see a high-profile Hollywood talent like Gadot take time to send a thank you message to the fans, as it only helps deepen the connection between the project and those who have seen it and enjoy it. Lately, those behind the biggest franchises in the industry understand how important the moviegoers are to their good fortunes and have looked for ways to make audiences part of the overall experience. Whether it's putting together special events for viewers to come together or organizing charity contests with fun perks like trips to the set, fans feel more involved with their favorite movies now than ever. After all, Fox wouldn't green light Deadpool (one of the most acclaimed movies of 2016) until the "leaked" test footage went viral and received a passionate reaction.
With Wonder Woman poised to be one of the biggest movies of the summer (if not the year), talk is already beginning to turn to the inevitable sequel. Today, it was reported Jenkins is not officially signed on for the followup yet, but Warner Bros. will start negotiations soon so the pieces start to come into place. Many people are excited to see more of Diana, and there's a lot of potential for a great series within the larger DCEU.
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