DC Films’ “Wonder Woman” has started screening to exhibitors and an early reaction has surfaced online — which likens the upcoming female superhero film to Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
President of Theatre Management Associates, LLC John Shaw tweeted his thoughts and also gave his box office prediction: “Wonder Woman: exciting & entertaining in every way. Great SFX and characters. Here’s a summer blockbuster as good as Captain America ($370M)”
Shaw also knows the stakes are high for “Wonder Woman” and added optimism over its box office potential: “What summer film has a lot riding on its success? Wonder Woman. WB and DC comics count on major success. Thus far, projections are strong.”
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief.
The film is set during World War I and follows Diana Prince (Gadot) after Steve Trevor (Pine), an air force officer, crash lands on the island of Themyscira — the home of the Amazons — and informs them of the great war going on in the outside world. Diana finds herself compelled to enter the conflict in an attempt to bring an end to the war.
“Wonder Woman” hits theaters June 2, 2017.