On Friday, the Producer's Guild of America released a set of guidelines to prevent and deal with sexual harassment on film sets. Yesterday, it was announced that the first film to implement those guidelines will be Wonder Woman 2.
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Thanks to Marvel, superhero movies and post-credit scenes basically go hand in hand. Recently, Marvel has really played with that expectation, going super excessive with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and including a knowing wink in Spider-Man: Homecoming. DC movies, on the other hand, have never felt beholden to that; not incorporating scenes in the credits has been a way to stand apart from Marvel. But DC hasn't skipped them altogether.
Yesterday, The Guardian published an interview with director James Cameron in which he said that Patty Jenkins' take on Wonder Woman was an "objectified icon" and that the widespread critical acclaim for the character's film has been "misguided". Yesterday afternoon, Jenkins took to Twitter with the perfect response.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of the fanciest toys that will have you even more upset you're not able to make it to the San Diego Comic-Con this year. And if you've ever lamented not having an Arnold Schwarzenegger figure that looks like he just took the day off to visit Bunnings, you'll find exactly what you're looking for this week.
If you've seen Wonder Woman, then you'll know that one of the highlights of the movie is the No Man's Land scene, where Wonder Woman makes her big debut. You know, the one pretty much everyone thinks is the greatest moment in the film? Well, here's an incredible twist: It almost never got made at all.
We live in an age where everyone involved in one of these giant superhero movies franchises is basically made to commit as much of their lives as humanly possible to it. Sequels are, if not outright expected, certainly hoped for by studios. And yet, for some reason, it appears that Warner Bros. didn't have director Patty Jenkins sign a contract that included an option for a Wonder Woman sequel.
Over the past decade, a clear pattern has emerged in Hollywood: Direct a successful, small movie and get a large blockbuster in return. That small movie doesn't even have to be that successful, either -- it just has to be good, and your next film can have a budget up to 200 times the size. And also, you pretty much have to be a man.
Every superhero origin story has the moment: The music swells, time slows, and the hero finally emerges on screen in their full costume, ready to kick arse. Of course Wonder Woman has this scene as well, but it might just be the best one we've ever seen -- not only because it's so badass, but because it's been so, so overdue.
"Tone" has been the magic word for the DC Universe since the release of Batman v Superman. Would future films get the right tone, giving audiences a sufficiently fun, superhero feeling to go along with the universe's decidedly dark vision? Well, at CinemaCon 2017, that answer, maybe for the first time, was "Yes."