Records, glass ceilings, and any dusty preconceptions about the ability of women to lead blockbusters (in front of and behind the camera) were smashed when the WW1-set standalone Wonder Woman grossed $822m worldwide in 2017.
“It was two different brands of pressure, which was funny,” says writer/director Patty Jenkins, comparing origin story and sequel. “The first time, it was a pressure to prove my belief that this could work. Because I felt passionately like, ‘Why would Wonder Woman not succeed? I’m going to kill myself to make this movie succeed.’”
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