After a series of critical flops over the last couple of year, Wonder Woman has finally given DC the critical success it’s so desperately needed.
With a $223 million worldwide opening weekend, and an IMDb score of 8.3/10, Wonder Woman has single-handedly salvaged DC’s floundering Cinematic Universe.
The news will come as a massive relief for Warner Bros. who had watched the likes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad bomb with critics, putting their expensive Cinematic Universe on the verge of collapse.
But with their flagship blockbuster Justice League due for release this year, all hopes of a viable future for the franchise lay solely on the shoulders of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman’s domestic and international success will also be a welcome outcome for the movies director Patty Jenkins, who found her first mainstream blockbuster unexpectedly thrust into the limelight last year when an ex-Executive at Warner Bros. publicly trashed the movie, calling it “messy”.
So what now for the movie studio?
Well with a whole roster of movies in the works, including origin stories for The Flash and Aquaman, as well as a Man of Steel sequel and a hotly anticipated solo Batman movie, DC could finally find it’s feet and challenge Marvel for box office supremacy.