‘Wonder Woman’ was a good film, but does it deserve an Oscar? Apparently, Warner Bros. believes so as the studio has internally discussed launching a formidable awards-season campaign for the movie, in the hopes of making it the first comic-book film nominated for best picture, according to a report by Variety.
No comic book film has ever been nominated for Best Picture, not even Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight.’
The report continues to say that Warner Bros. will push hard for Patty Jenkins as well for Best Director. In 89 years, only one woman has won Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow for ‘The Hurt Locker’ in 2010. Gal Gadot is a member of the Academy, so ‘Wonder Woman’ and Jenkins have at least one vote.
For fans of the film, look for the Amazon princess to get a limited re-release in theaters this fall to generate award buzz. ‘Deadpool’ gained traction last year with two Golden Globe nominations, it will be interesting to see how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association treats ‘Wonder Woman.’
‘Wonder Woman’ has a worldwide box office take of $782 million and counting, and a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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About ‘Wonder Woman’
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman in an epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Eugene Brave Rock, and Saïd Taghmaoui.
Bonus: ‘Wonder Woman 2’ will hit theaters on December 13, 2019.