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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby Ribbons on Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:35 pm

At least we can all agree that Chris Pine is a handsome man
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:00 am

Ribbons wrote:At least we can all agree that Chris Pine is a handsome man


yeah, he must have watched Lank Thompson's video class
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:26 am

Peven wrote:of course, you are going to try to oversimplify things. because that is how life is, right, its black and white, all one way or all another. you're like a little Trump jr, you try to make up shit that people never said and then act self-righteous in condemning it. I never said Johnson was useless and talent less, not even close. just a total bullshit fabrication on your part to prop up your little self-congratulatory pro-feminist diatribe. :roll: I see you give her a pass on taking part that should have gone to an Asian actress, but hey, fuck those not-white actresses, eh? no reason they should expect a fair shot, right? pretty white actresses should be treated with respect, but ethnic actresses need to wait in line in your book, eh? I think actresses like Johansson could afford to go a while without pay in order to bring about change. ever heard of a strike? solidarity? too much to expect women to look out for each other, eh?

I'll use your same logic to excuse men in hollywood. come on, those guys making decisions have jobs to protect, too, just like those model-actresses you are falling over yourself to defend. you expect studio execs to risk their jobs to make a social statement that you feel is "right" but you don't feel that millionaire actresses should be asked to take any risk or lose any pay to bring about change. poor poor Scarlett Johansson, life is so tough for her, its good that she has champions like you to defend her, what an oppressed life she lives.


"pot calling the kettle black" much? c'mon, your whole schtick on this site is all about making up straw man arguments and lying or making up stuff about what other people say or think in order to get a jab in at them and make yourself feel superior to everyone. is there anyone on this board you haven't compared to Trump yet? it's like your own version of Godwin's Law.... call it Peven's Law; "as a Zone thread grows longer, the probability of Peven accusing someone of being like Trump approaches 1."
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:42 am

anyway, i saw this movie tonight and i mostly liked it. it's definitely the best of the post-Nolan DC films and did the best job of balancing action, humor, fun, and drama. i liked Gadot pretty well in the part (but HOW DARE THEY cast an Israeli to play an Amazon, instead of some poor out-of-work Greek actress, damn hollywood whitewashing!), though i did feel like she lacked just a bit of Punky Power in some of the weightier scenes. as much as i liked the movie overall, i had one major conceptual issue, which i have to go into spoiler-text for:

i'm not too excited about the idea of making Wonder Woman a god. make her a Hercules-type figure who's divine parentage gives her superpowers above and beyond a typical mortal or even other Amazons? i'm perfectly fine with that, but they seem to go all the way into making her an actual god. and like Ares says, only a god can kill a god. so now that Ares is (supposedly) dead, and was (supposedly) the last god left, that makes WW the last god left now. it feels like overkill, and makes her too powerful. sure, they'll find some way to make her vulnerable again. you can't have these types of movies if you have a character in the middle who is basically invincible, it kills any suspense or drama. it's kind of the same problem i have with Thor in the Marvel films, where you mix in an actual god with mere superpowered humans and it feels unbalanced. it just felt unnecessary to go there, they didn't have to make her a god to make her a godkiller. the idea of a mortal being able to kill a god is more interesting anyway.
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:57 am

Wonder Woman Director Admits She Would Not Have Cast Gal Gadot
Amidst both the success of Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins admits she was initially skeptical about Gal Gadot’s casting.
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:50 pm

What 'Wonder Woman' Really Means for Female Directors
"This one is impossible to deny," says veteran Nancy Meyers as directors, agents and executives weigh in on whether the movie's success will spark fundamental industry change.
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby Maui on Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:10 pm

Ribbons wrote:At least we can all agree that Chris Pine is a handsome man


Agreed. That haircut goes a long way.
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Re: Wonder Woman 2: Secret of the Ooze!

Postby TheButcher on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:35 am

DC Film’s Jon Berg, Geoff Johns on Success of ‘Wonder Woman’ and Sequel Plans
Brent Lang wrote:Jon Berg and Geoff Johns are riding high. The two men, whose job is to oversee the DC film universe for Warner Bros., are basking in the glow of the critical and commercial success of “Wonder Woman.” Berg is a veteran producer whose credits include “Elf” and “Out of Time,” while Johns is deeply enmeshed in DC lore, having written for the likes of “Green Lantern” and “Aquaman” in addition to guiding the company’s television efforts.

They spoke with Variety about what’s next for “Wonder Woman,” their reaction to the poor reviews for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” and why there will be more female superheroes and villains in upcoming DC films.

Why did audiences embrace “Wonder Woman”?
Berg: It’s a fun movie. It’s positive and optimistic. The early films may have been too dark in parts.

Johns: Most of the DC Universe is known as being a hopeful and optimistic place. It’s known for characters that are inspirational and aspirational. Anyone who knows and loves the DC Universe knows that a lot of that has to do with its hope and optimism.


“Suicide Squad” and “Batman v. Superman” made money, but critics hated them. Did you learn anything from the poor response to the films?
Berg: There are lessons from every movie. You would be silly not to analyze how a movie was received — what went right and what went wrong on the making of a movie.

On “Suicide Squad,” the movie did incredibly well commercially. It didn’t work narratively. You had some great casting and some great characterizations, but where the story fell down was on narrative, on plot. We could do better. “Batman v. Superman” was tonally dark. People didn’t respond to that.

Johns: “Wonder Woman” celebrated exactly who the character is, but looking at it, it’s not like we should change everything to be about hope and optimism. There’s nothing to change. That’s what these characters are.

Given the success of “Wonder Woman,” do you expect to make more female-driven comic-book films?
Johns: We’ve got a lot of plans for our female characters just because they’re great characters. There are many wonderful elements to the DC Universe, and one of them is that we have the best female characters, heroes and villains, in the world. No one is going to beat Wonder Woman and Batgirl and Harley Quinn.

Will Patty Jenkins be back to direct the sequel to “Wonder Woman”?
Johns: Patty and I are writing the treatment right now. The goal is to make another great “Wonder Woman” film. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time. We’ve got a cool idea for the second one.

Will Wonder Woman’s role be enhanced in “Justice League”?
Berg: Her role won’t change, but she was already playing a big role. People really responded to Gal [Gadot] in “Batman v. Superman.” We knew we had something special.

Joss Whedon is overseeing reshoots on “Justice League” and will write and direct “Batgirl.” How important will he be to the DC cinematic universe going forward?
Berg: He’s a big part already. We love him. He’s a great partner, collaborator; we want him to be ensconced. We bring people by, have general meetings and talk about comics and their favorite superhero movies. With Joss, he saw the master board, and he saw a “Batgirl” title and he said, “You guys seriously want to do ‘Batgirl’?” And we said, “Absolutely.” He said, “That’s my jam.”
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby Peven on Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:50 pm

TheBaxter wrote:i'm not too excited about the idea of making Wonder Woman a god. make her a Hercules-type figure who's divine parentage gives her superpowers above and beyond a typical mortal or even other Amazons? i'm perfectly fine with that, but they seem to go all the way into making her an actual god. and like Ares says, only a god can kill a god. so now that Ares is (supposedly) dead, and was (supposedly) the last god left, that makes WW the last god left now. it feels like overkill, and makes her too powerful. sure, they'll find some way to make her vulnerable again. you can't have these types of movies if you have a character in the middle who is basically invincible, it kills any suspense or drama. it's kind of the same problem i have with Thor in the Marvel films, where you mix in an actual god with mere superpowered humans and it feels unbalanced. it just felt unnecessary to go there, they didn't have to make her a god to make her a godkiller. the idea of a mortal being able to kill a god is more interesting anyway.


you're obviously just uncomfortable with powerful female characters. :-P :lol:
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Re: Wonder Woman 2

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:15 pm

THR JULY 25, 2017:
Wonder Woman 2, the follow-up to this year's superhero hit, will hit theaters Dec. 13, 2019.
Mia Galuppo & Patrick Shanley wrote:
The official word came from Warner Bros. on Tuesday evening.

It's official: Gal Gadot will return for a Wonder Woman sequel, which has received a release date from Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman 2, the follow-up to this year's superhero hit, will hit theaters Dec. 13, 2019.

Talks with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins to return are ongoing, and she has not officially been announced as being aboard the project.

Gadot will next appear as Diana Prince in November's Justice League, alongside Henry Cavill's Mustache, Ben Affleck's Batman, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Ezra Miller's Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg as the DC superhero dream team.

Wonder Woman is holding better than any superhero film in more than 15 years at the North American box office. It has grossed more than $389 million at the domestic box office to date and passed Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 over the weekend.

So far, Wonder Woman 2 is the only release slated for Dec. 13, 2019. The date announcement comes a week after Warners set dates for a number of mystery films, including an untitled DC movie for Feb. 14, 2020.

Wonder Woman 2 joins Justice League and Aquaman (Dec. 21, 2018) as the only DC films with release dates. But over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. teased its upcoming slate with logos for films including Shazam! (which will be its next film to shoot), Flash movie Flashpoint, The Batman, Batgirl, Justice League Dark, Green Lantern Corps and Suicide Squad 2.


Deadline Aug 5, 2017:
‘Wonder Woman’ Jumping Past $400M After Becoming Summer’s Top-Grossing Pic, 2nd Best Of 2017 – Update
"Anthony D'Alessandro wrote:Update, Aug. 5: She’s not done yet. After becoming the highest-grossing film of the summer and the second-highest of the year, Warner Bros./DC’s Wonder Woman will cross the $400M mark at the domestic box office on Monday, becoming one of 19 titles to clock in that range on the all-time U.S/Canada chart. Worldwide she stands north of $794M, nearing $800M. By Sunday, Wonder Woman is expected to reach $399.4M with $2.2M in her 10th weekend at 1,307 venues.
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby TheButcher on Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:55 pm

THR: James Cameron Calls 'Wonder Woman' "A Step Backwards
"She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing," the director said.

Deaadline August 17, 2017:
Patty Jenkins In Final Negotiations On Historic Deal To Helm ‘Wonder Woman 2’
Anita Busch & Anthony D'Alessandro wrote:EXCLUSIVE: It’s been over two months since Wonder Woman opened to a staggering $103.2M and went on to gross close to $800M worldwide for Warner Bros. (with Japan yet to bow). The movie, directed by Patty Jenkins, not only re-invigorated DC movies and the studio itself, but became a symbol of strength for women across the country. Now Jenkins is returning to the director’s chair to helm the second film in the franchise that she was so instrumental in starting.

Last month at Comic-Con, the studio confirmed both a sequel with Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and a release date of Dec. 13, 2019. However, curiously, there was no deal with Jenkins. Why the delay? Because Jenkins — who was lauded repeatedly during the Women in Film Crystal Awards this year by several of its nominees — expects to be paid substantially more and the same as a male director would receive after such a box office coup. That desire was seconds away from becoming a reality on Thursday evening as a deal was being finalized which would elevate her as the highest-paid female director in town.

And why not? Wonder Woman shattered several glass ceilings at the box office, including the best opening ever for a title by a female director and the best global haul for a live-action film directed by a woman as well as the third-highest grossing film in Warner Bros.’ history (behind only Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series).

Although no payday was revealed, we understand that her payday and deal is in line with any other director who has performed at this level. A studio source said they were “confident the deal will be reached soon.”

Typically, according to sources, a frosh director on a comic book movie gets $1.5M to $3M, while a director in the realm of Zack Snyder (who is helming DC’s Justice League) received $10M against 10% cash break even for his second DC film Man of Steel. (That’s usually paid out as 20% during pre-production, 60% during production, 10% during post and 10% following).

Wonder Woman continues to show that there’s a big demand and big business for female-led tentpoles after Star Wars Force Awakes, Rogue One, and The Hunger Games trilogy.

Jenkins burst on the scene with the critically acclaimed indie film Monster in 2003 — she wrote and directed while Charlize Theron won Best Actress — then directed a number of TV episodes for such shows as Entourage and The Killing before she was hired on for Wonder Woman. She handled the female super-hero film with a deft hand. Wonder Woman will go over $800M worldwide soon as it opens in Japan on Aug. 25.

Jenkins is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content, and attorney Alan Wertheimer at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby Ribbons on Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:58 pm

I'm sure this will be a very tough decision for Warner Bros.:

Gal Gadot Will Only Be 'Wonder Woman' Again If Brett Ratner Is Out

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is continuing to battle accused Hollywood sexual harasser Brett Ratner by refusing to sign for a super­hero sequel unless the movie-maker is completely killed from the franchise.

A Hollywood source tells Page Six that Gadot — who last month backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, where she was due to present him with an award — is taking a strong stance on sexual harassment in Hollywood and doesn’t want her hit “Wonder Woman” franchise to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct.

Ratner’s production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce “Wonder Woman” as part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros. The movie has grossed more than $400 million internationally, and Ratner’s company will take a healthy share of the profits. A Warner Bros. insider explained, “Brett made a lot of money from the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now Gadot is saying she won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him.”

The source added of Israeli-born Gadot, “She’s tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man ­accused of sexual misconduct against women.”

This past week, Warner Bros. announced it was severing ties with Ratner amid multiple sexual-harassment allegations leveled against him by actresses including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Ratner has vehemently denied the allegations through his attorney, Marty Singer.

Earlier this month, Gadot posted on Instagram: “Bullying and sexual harassment is unacceptable! I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand.

We are all united in this time of change.”

Reps for Gadot and Ratner did not comment.

A rep for Warner Bros said only, “False.”
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:25 am

TAKE THE JOB, BRETT! TAKE THAT JOB!
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Re: Wonder Woman

Postby Wolfpack on Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:29 pm

It seems Wonder Woman is good at saving humanity, but her superpowers don't include not throwing up in her mouth when she works with Ratner.
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