13 Problems Nobody Wants To Admit About The DC Movie Universe
12. There's Enormous Pressure On Wonder Woman To Perform
The Problem: Wonder Woman is finally getting her own movie in the summer of 2017, and though many fans originally had reservations about the casting of Gal Gadot, the brief clips shown of her in Batman V Superman marketing do somewhat quell the fanboy concerns. Still, given the character's stature as one of if not the most iconic female comic book character, there is tremendous pressure to get her depiction right and not result in, well, another Catwoman or Elektra. If the movie succeeds critically and at the box office, it will no doubt open the gates for the likes of Black Widow to get their own movie, and so there is a lot staked on nailing the character and her standalone film. If it flops for any reason whatsoever, regardless of whether it's actually a good film, it will sadly say to Hollywood execs that audiences don't want comic book movies focused on strong female characters, which would of course be terrible for everyone. With that amount of pressure on director Patty Jenkins, though, it wouldn't be surprising if she cracked and the results just didn't live up to their promise. How To Fix It: This one is as simple as having reliable talent at the helm, and though Jenkins has proven herself as director of the critically acclaimed Monster, screenwriter Jason Fuchs' dubious credits are Ice Age: Continental Drift and the upcoming Pan. Hopefully Warner and DC will be paying extra special attention to this movie in particular to ensure it's water-tight and a special, memorable component of the DCEU.
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