But they have had difficulty establishing themselves in roles traditionally claimed by male actors such as action heroes.
That broke the record for a movie with a female director.
It's been a disappointing summer at the domestic box office so far, with poor showings by star vehicles such as Tom Cruise's "The Mummy", Dwayne Johnson's "Baywatch", Johnny Depp's latest "Pirates of Caribbean" and Michael Fassbender's "Alien: Covenant", though "Mummy" and "Pirates" are recouping their big budgets overseas. And so having that kind of comic book-style recap of the myth of Wonder Woman - you just saw the story but this is the myth of who she is - it felt like a really great way to be like "now she's this and this is her backstory!" "Who released a video of the credits to be enjoyed again and again, director Patty Jenkins came back on these two sequences and what they imply for the rest of the DCEU".
Jenkins doesn't focus on the gender issue.
As of Wednesday, Wonder Woman has earned $289.2 million in North America, just shy of the $291 million total banked by Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Covering Wonder Woman's history in remarkable detail and masterfully put together over the span of roughly 200 well-designed pages, Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior is another essential and comprehensive tome from the encyclopaedia and visual dictionary kings, DK Publishing. While she was at Cannes in May, she made a promise to do at least one film every 18 months with a female director.
"Let's also not forget the not-so-subtle sexism Jenkins faced during the production of "Wonder Woman" in the form of patronizing rumors and reports that the movie was a mess", Miller said.
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Not to be left out despite its relatively small stable of characters, Sony is taking a stab at a female-fronted superhero movie of its own as it fleshes out its (possibly Spider-Man-less) Spider-verse with this movie set to be directed by "Secret Life of Bees" filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood.
"I am so lucky that Patty was the one to direct me". She is strong, fearless and has special powers. But it has a lot more in common with Wonder Woman than it appears.
Growing up, I didn't think Jewish girls could be sexy. The film is lacking in racial diversity, but it does wonders with its use of a female lead in the superhero genre. Only 22 percent of the films released that year had female editors and a mere 8 percent had a female cinematographer, according to Variety, which cited the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. Although many would argue she has an advantage in the industry coming from the Coppola filmmaking dynasty, her talent is undeniable. And she is equally smitten.
I never knew how much I needed a movie like "Wonder Woman" until I watched it.