Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Audition Story Proves You Should Never Give Up

Posted June 08, 2017

Wonder Woman's domestic figures best the first two Iron Man movies and both Thor entries. Horror movie director James Wan will be at the helm of this movie.

There's a very simple explanation for all of that: it's really rather good. Now let's hope they get that done soon so I can get back to speculating on which villains are going to be in Wonder Woman 2... It's also one that's full of moments that are wonderful, whacky, weird, and just plain WTF.

Since the first Wonder Woman is a huge success, talk has already begun about a Wonder Woman 2 being made in the future.

Robin Wright plays General Antiope in Wonder Woman
Robin Wright plays General Antiope in Wonder Woman

Director Patty Jenkins had joked that she would tell Gal Gadot's daughter Maya when she would be born that the actress filmed a battle scene with Maya in her belly. Wonder Woman had a $100.5 million debut, making it (by leaps and bounds) the biggest opening for a film directed by a woman in the history of cinema.

Of the $9.7 million, Wonder Woman earned $6.42 million during the weekend from June to 4.

Bow down in wonder to the woman who truly embodies Diana's warrior spirit, no matter what the challenge.

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The Israeli actress, who plays Diana Prince in the new DC Comics blockbuster, was struggling to get a foothold in Hollywood and was considering giving up on the industry when the life-changing offer came along. The film, starring Gal Gadot, is the number one movie in the world, bringing in over a whopping $223 million worldwide in the opening weekend alone.

And if it all goes according to plan, Jenkins is more than ready to return to the character for a contemporary-set Wonder Woman sequel (she and Gadot are contractually committed to a second film). XXX star Vin Diesel's post on Instagram read, "There are no words I can Say that can convey how proud I am of you..." It's the latter that built curiosity, to see a female superhero translated on the big screen from a woman's lens.

"The surreality of, 'I can't believe we're getting to make Wonder Woman,' and also, 'Oh my God, we have to make the greatest Wonder Woman of all time!' " she said.

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"Since the beginning of time we've told stories through universal characters", Jenkins said.

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