Israel's in love with its homegrown Wonder Woman Gal Gadot

Over at the Hollywood Reporter, Borys Kit explains that while Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot obviously has a multi-picture deal - she's already done Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman, and Justice League, after all - director Patty Jenkins doesn't.

Some of the Wonder Woman hullaballoo comes from the fact that such a hugely successful film was directed by a woman, which is nice. The movie arrives six months after the comic-book character was dropped as an ambassador for a United Nations campaign seeking to achieve gender equality, and a year after Gadot's Wonder Woman made a fleeting appearance in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

' "Wonder Woman, ' she said, "is for everybody".




And powerful moments are what make "Wonder Woman" such an important experience. Jenkins was only signed for one film, but that means if Jenkins' representatives wanted, they could force Warner Bros.to pay millions of dollars more to keep her on board. We need to be able to look at Wonder Woman through the eyes of the audience. So, male superheroes could have Lois Lane. But women superheroes or strong women characters had to be, 'I don't need anyone, I'm the toughest person in the world.' That's not fair to anybody. By the time American WWI spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash landed onto the island, bringing about boats full of bad guys easily bested by the ready and able Amazon army, my mind was completely blown. In fact, it is one of the best comic book movies ever made.

The all-female screenings happened, the movie set a record high for box office returns for female directors, and even the average DC fan who isn't just in it for the feminism would say it was, at bare minimum, "not awful" (many are offering much higher praise).

"Wonder Woman" didn't have to be incredible. All in all, it sounds like a great time to be Patty Jenkins (and a fan of Wonder Woman).

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