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Wonder Woman Edges Past Deadpool’s Global Box Office

by  in Movie News Comment

The milestones keep piling up for Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, as the 2017 film has now officially brought in $786 million globally, narrowly surpassing Deadpool‘s $783.1 million 2016 release. Just a few weeks ago, the movie topped the US total for Deadpool, prompting the film’s star, Ryan Reynolds, to congratulate Wonder Woman‘s cast and crew on their success via Twitter.

It was recently made official that Wonder Woman is now the highest-grossing film of the summer, beating out Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a $395.2 million domestic intake.

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There are plenty more milestones ahead as well, as the movie is projected to surpass 2002’s Spider-Man, which took in $403 million domestically. Once it passes that movie, Wonder Woman will be considered the most successful origin story/non-sequel comic book superhero movie ever made.

It’s also not out of the question that the film will give the likes of Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3 a run for their money. These films earned a whopping $408 million and $409 million, respectively. Wonder Woman has also proven to be a success for the studio, being the highest-grossing domestic release not distributed by Walt Disney or Universal since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013.

Riding high off these numbers, Warner Bros. has fast tracked a Wonder Woman sequel that could take place in the 1980s in the midst of the Cold War and might feature the return of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. President & Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns has reportedly started work on the script with help from Jenkins. Rumors say that the studio is targeting summer 2020 for Wonder Woman 2.

In the meantime, Warner Bros. is reportedly gearing up for an Oscar push for next year’s Academy Awards. The studio has its eyes on nominations for Best Picture and Best Director.

In theaters now, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.

The next installment of the DC Extended Universe will be Justice League, slated for a November 7 released. Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman and appear alongside Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

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