With a $200 million opening worldwide this weekend, it’s clear that the world has been waiting for Wonder Woman, and DC Films’ most prominent director, Zack Snyder, couldn’t be more proud of the superhero.
In recent weeks, Snyder has stepped away from the spotlight following the tragic loss of his daughter. However, that didn’t stop him from taking to his Vero account to post a message showcasing his support for the Amazon Princess’ solo film debut.
Along with the above posted photo, Snyder wrote just a single word: “Proud.”
After exceeding expectations and coming in at $100 million domestically this weekend with an “A” cinemascore, Wonder Woman has proved to be a smash hit for DC and Warner Bros., and a much-needed step in the right direction for their planned extended universe. Following Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, two films that were deemed a mess by both fans and critics alike, Wonder Woman has finally put DC back on the map. That in itself is something to be proud of, but there’s also the fact that the film managed to snag the biggest opening weekend ever for a female director.
Showing a sense of family among the directors for DC, following the loss of his daughter, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was quick to throw her support behind Snyder, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “Zack is one of the nicest people you will ever meet in your life. I want the world to wrap their arms around him and embrace him.”
In theaters nationwide, 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.