The movie is the journey all the way to Wonder Woman and it's only at that final moment that she steps into the world and becomes our Wonder Woman. She proves herself multiple times over the movie, even as men around her ask her to stay behind or try to keep her back until she earns their respect.
"We've got a lot of plans for our female characters just because they're great characters", Johns comments, going on to say that he and Patty Jenkins are now writing the script treatment for Wonder Woman 2. You can see this respect for the director's vision in Wonder Woman, which in many ways is Patty Jenkins love letter to the title character. The film, which stars Gal Gadot, had the largest-ever opening weekend for a female-directed film, raking in over $100 million.
Wonder Woman accomplished everything she needed to and more already, absolutely. This man is Steve Trevor, a spy for the United States Army who is stranded at sea near Themyscira. "Her vision for Diana was in line with mine", she said.
Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman continues to trail-blaze through history, and Jenkins is well on her way to shattering another record. As you might expect, Wonder Woman falls for him like a ton of bricks-what heterosexual woman wouldn't? "That's a true woman for me".
Beyond the numbers, "Wonder Woman" must also bear the weight of the feminist anticipation that has been building steadily around the film for years.
During the Cannes Film Festival, actress Nicole Kidman noted the gender gap among Hollywood filmmakers.
Little Diana (and then teenage Diana, and then the young woman Diana) is obsessed with becoming the greatest warrior on the island, much to the chagrin of her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen). The movie delivered nostalgia without being too corny and presented a fairly nuanced portrait of a heroic woman and her mission to save people from themselves.