Although “Wonder Woman” doesn’t arrive in theaters for another month, we already have an early — and incredibly positive — reaction that compares that Warner Bros.’ film to Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
John Shaw, president of Theatre Management Associates, described director Patty Jenkins’ film “as exciting & entertaining in every way,” and praised the characters and effects. “Here’s a summer blockbuster as good as Captain America ($370M),” he tweeted.
Wonder Woman: exciting & entertaining in every way. Great SFX and characters. Here's a summer blockbuster as good as Captain America ($370M)
— John Shaw (@ShawJshaw11045) May 3, 2017
He also noted how much is at stake for Warner Bros. and its fledgling DC Extended Universe, which has gotten off to a rocky start with “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” which received decidedly mixed reviews.
“What summer film has a lot riding on its success? Wonder Woman. WB and DC comics count on major success,” Shaw tweeted. “Thus far, projections are strong.”
What summer film has a lot riding on its success? Wonder Woman. WB and DC comics count on major success. Thus far, projections are strong.
— John Shaw (@ShawJshaw11045) May 2, 2017
Directed by Joe Johnston “Captain America: The First Avenger” debuted in 2011 to positive reviews, and went on to earn $370.6 million worldwide.
“Wonder Woman” tells the story of the Amazon princess who, after discovering the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor washed ashore on Themyscira, sets out to bring an early end to World War I.
Written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder, “Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Lisa Loven Kongsli and David Thewlis. The film opens June 2.