With a shake-up on the directorial front begetting an April cascade tiding DC-centric movie updates, the immediate directorial repair on the “Wonder Woman” production may still have many Amazonian Warrior fans manifesting an inside voice of “Hera give me strength!”.
To note, there haven’t been any significant hiccups since the creative differences turned severed departure by Michelle McClaren on WB’s 2017-bound “Wonder Woman” was quieted with the swift sign-on of Patty Jenkins. Sans a “Game of Thrones” set experienced director replaced by an Oscar-winning “Monster” biopic director, the action capability is a potential din of potent questionables so far allayed under at least one undivisive significance for the developing project’s umbrella continuance: a female filmmaker working with titular-lead actress Gal Gadot unfurls die-hard aspects that this retains a femme-perspectively driven superheroine film.
But with somewhat of a plateaued excitement incited over the trailer for “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” released on the April heels of a Jared Ledo promotional shot in full Joker persona for “Suicide Squad”, is it a far guess WW fans are nervously abating their breaths for any sinkhole news?
Especially with Marvel rolling out cheer-garnering flicks that increases appeal along with it’s Cinematic Universe. Right now for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. it all falls into comparisons generated by audience allegiances, defined from a winning strategic phases and unproven Big Screen material after one successful “Man of Steel” proffering. And Marvel’s ongoing truthful payoffs are not showing signs of being offset due to some lesser incandescent sequel hopefuls. Since the newly banded legions of MCU afficianados witnessed the weak-thewed reviewed “Thor: The Dark World” and the power-strained critiques given “Iron Man 2” as well as “Iron Man 3” at least hold-the-Phase-line for Marvel’s fare of fans.
So the gut-punching sensationalism expected from DC’s game-planned hero-leagued sequel spectacular’s trailer reveal, it has only the salient “Tell me, do you bleed?” slightly pulse up-jumping highlight.
Myriad comments given on varied sites offering a “Dawn of Justice” trailer viewing were mixed: some nixed trust that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have what it takes to catch up to Marvel; others were blase about it all. But a sizable similar chord could be found and that was for many the trailer was simply good, nothing yet to be excited in conversation.
In this D.C. Examiner’s eyes for the subsequent films emerging through the “Dawn of Justice” gateway, it all smacks of a cautiously walkway-strolling incitement by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Arguably, it’s one with a quasi-polling safety net. DC Comics-oriented adaptations have a strong presence on television, across more than a few networks, with its seeming weakest in a “Constantine” that has viewers convinced at a ratings strength denoting stability that if NBC prematurely acts to cancel it, let another network pick it up.
But which oberserver to CW’s growing expanse of spin-offs that began with “Arrow” that began begetting “The Flash” and “The Legends of Tomorrow” aren’t of a consideration that the means escalating audiences for their TV pilots isn’t the beta run formula for what DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. will utilize on the Big Screen from “Dawn of Justice”.
And with “Dawn of Justice” just around the annum corner, a soon-to-be definitive precipice scale that could energize or enervate, a certain crux falls on the Amazon Warrior’s cinematic shoulders as well.
The build-ups have been evident. Wonder Woman defunct projects manufactured over a decades worth of polarizing claims on why or why not the Golden Lasso’s handler hasn’t gone live action. Especially when commentaries and headlines were circling dissonant notes on receiving more of the same reboots. Then Gal Gadot’s in-costume still was released, hinging the air of the comics and animated takes of the battle-fury ambassador from Paradise Island.
All the same the production is still underway. All the more mildly concerning then factors that red flag rumors are surfacing. Care of Newsarama reporting some escaping insider concerns are weeding. Though no official word on seismic interruptions have been unearthed.
And thus the prospective we, the interested many, withstand the slow-until-it-suddenly-premieres timeline, holstering doubts and maintaining a relative calm for upgrading expectations for further queues in the DC’s structure of cinematic Universe. Because that will only boil the more foresightful arguing outlooks. Let’s face it: if Kryptonite ails this “Man of Steel” sequel there are still hopes that bracelet-deflections set by a better “Wonder Woman” safekeeps the line-up along the whole; or at minimum gives an at long last WW flick of worth awaited ticket purchase.
The entirety of unwrapping the cinematic DC Universe has the epitome of a pregnant pause. And the more manifesting a shared collective motto hope for Warner Bros. in a tonal “Hera give them strength”.