Although both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were seen as box office successes for Warner Bros., both were critical duds, often being labeled as "incohesive" and far too "gritty." With both films set to lead the way for the DC Extended Universe following the divisive events of Man of Steel, it was easy to understand why fans were hesitant to see what DC had to offer with next month's Wonder Woman, the long-awaited first solo film featuring the iconic feminist heroine. However, early reactions seem to indicate that fears about the film may be unfounded, as many are calling it a step in the right direction for the DCEU.
The Patty Jenkins-directed film is being hailed as "the best DC movie since The Dark Knight," a film that is often seen as the bar for most superhero films to reach. Most importantly, the film is said to have some of the best action scenes from a DC film.
Bottom line: #WonderWoman is the female-led superhero movie girls & women need AND deserve. I can't wait for you all to see it. ?
— Kayti Burt (@kaytiburt) May 19, 2017
Loved WONDER WOMAN. She reminds me of Christopher Reeve's Superman: true north superhero w/ no angst or cynicism, which is needed right now.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 19, 2017
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) May 19, 2017
#WonderWoman is the ray of light the DCEU has been waiting for. Gal Gadot just owns it.
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) May 19, 2017
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) May 19, 2017
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 19, 2017
— JennaBusch (@JennaBusch) May 19, 2017
Wonder Woman is the DC movie I've been waiting for. It's exciting, inspiring, funny, and has some truly awe-inspiring action scenes.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) May 19, 2017
Very pleased to report that #WonderWoman is the best DC movie since THE DARK KNIGHT. I'm already looking forward to seeing it again.
— Silas Lesnick (@silaslesnick) May 19, 2017
WONDER WOMAN: Easily my favorite DCEU film. Has the humor and heart the franchise so desperately needs. Gadot and Pine are charming as hell.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) May 19, 2017
The film is currently tracking between $65 million and $100 million at the domestic box office. With word of mouth looking to be positive, it'd be surprising if the film didn't inch closer to the $100 million estimate.
Wonder Woman tells the story of the Amazon princess who, after discovering the body of American fighter pilot Steve Trevor washed ashore on the mystical island of Themyscira, sets out to bring an early end to World War I.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers … and her true destiny.
Opening June 2, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and David Thewlis.