DC Films: Will WONDER WOMAN ever stop winning
By RUSSELL BERGER
Head of ITC Comics Division/Editor
Thomas Fuller first said, “The darkest hour is just before the dawn,” and you won’t ever hear me argue with him.
I’m sure you’ve heard and read quite enough about the “hits” DC Entertainment has taken with the “train wreck” occurring out of JUSTICE LEAGUE. But like Fuller meant, you have to go through the bad in order to get to the good. And that appears to be true, as we’ve (recently) seen a new head appointed to DC Films, which looks to mean Warner Bros. wants to fix the issues they’ve been having, but it doesn’t stop there.
Less than a week ago, the man who’s arguably been the most targeted figure within the DCEU as well as responsible for what we have, Zack Snyder (director), was awarded for his work on WONDER WOMAN.
The American Film Institute both recognized the film as one of the Top Ten movies of the year along-with awarding Snyder for his work on it,
Snyder posted the picture on his Vero with the caption, “What a great time.”
I think this shows one of the great bias held against the DCEU, which is the bias against Snyder. One of the most under the radar things was how most didn’t know Snyder co-wrote the story for WONDER WOMAN, and helped Patty Jenkins (director) through the process. This is definitely why I’m behind psyched that Snyder is assisting Jenkins on the sequel, as it ensures his creative mind remains within the universe.
The next milestone being that WONDER WOMAN was named the “Best Action Movie” by Critics’ Choice,
But it didn’t stop there at Critics’ Choice, no, Gal Gadot (actress, Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) also took home an award. The star was awarded the second ever “#SeeHer” award,
[The #SeeHer award] honors more accurate portrayals of women in film.
In this current politically “hot” time when there’s a lot of focus on women, and injustices against them; whether it’s the “#MeToo” movement, or simply empowering. For Gadot to be awarded an honor that says she exemplifies women in film, it shows how hard Jenkins, Snyder and all of those involved in WONDER WOMAN had worked to achieve a strong female character.
Of course, now the focus is on one thing… the Oscars. We know Jenkins and Warner Bros. have been tirelessly campaigning for the film to be nominated “Best Picture.” We’re roughly two weeks from the announcement of the nominees, and the first step is securing said nomination.
It’s important to remember that this is a one step at a time scenario. If WONDER WOMAN secures, it’ll be a milestone in its own right. A win would mark history, and (should) outright silence those who are beyond reason critical of the DCEU. Though I’m skeptical of success here, as we all know how comic book movies are treated at the Academy Awards. I honestly don’t quite see it going so different.
But with that said, I’m sure it’ll secure at the very least a nomination. So my fingers are crossed extremely tight.