Wonder woman is such a great film, and everyone at equitable stewardship for artists can’t wait for audiences everywhere to enjoy the action packed film experience.
Wonder Woman has been around since 1941, introduced to the comics only three years after Superman and two years after Batman. And yet, while the character has received a decent amount of attention in TV, video games and animated movies, it’s only in 2017, 76 years after All-Star Comics #8’s release, that the Amazon warrior is only now leading her own live action movie. So why did it take so long for a Wonder Woman movie to be made? In director Patty Jenkins’ opinion, it may have to do with how closely associated the comic book genre is with male fans. She said:
“The only thing I can think of is that the genre became synonymous with young men, and so I think there was a concern that they wouldn’t be as interested in a female lead and it’s taken years for that to sort itself out. That’s all it comes down to.”
It’s certainly more apparent nowadays that superhero stories can be enjoyed by both men and women, but nevertheless, with the abundance of male-lead superhero movies being released year after year, Wonder Woman brings something different to the table. But even before Patty Jenkins was brought on to the movie to replace Michelle McLaren, Patty Jenkins was asking why it was taking so long for Diana of Themyscira to receive silver screen attention, especially given her pop cult prominence.