Wonder Woman made her big screen debut over the weekend, and what a debut it was. The movie set box office records while also becoming a darling among critics. While Zack Snyder was not the primary creative force behind Wonder Woman in the way he has been for much of the DC Extended Universe, he was involved in the film's production and seeing all the success, he summed his feelings up in a single word: "proud."
Zack Snyder is credited as a producer and he also has a story credit on Wonder Woman. At the same time, he's been the driving force behind the entire DCEU and success for Wonder Woman is ultimately a success for the larger project. He surely feels proud that his contributions helped build such a huge success. We have to imagine that the anticipation for Justice League has escalated significantly since before Wonder Woman was here. Snyder posted the single word to his Vero social media account.
If Zack Snyder is feeling proud right now, one can only imagine the emotions running through Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Godot. They're the ones who truly formed Wonder Woman into the movie that it became. The pressure to make this film a success both critically and commercially was immense and yet somehow they pulled it off on both counts. The director and actor are two of the hottest properties in Hollywood on Monday morning. Wonder Woman set a record for the highest grossing opening weekend by a female director at over $100 million.
Zack Snyder's comments come as he has taken a step away from his duties for Warner Bros. following a family tragedy. The studio has brought Joss Whedon in to finish up post production work on Justice League ahead of its November release. The film will see Ben Affleck's Batman and Wonder Woman join forces with newcomers The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg, to fight an incoming alien threat. We're also expecting to see the return of Superman.
The success of Wonder Woman is, without question, the shot in the arm that the DC universe was in need of. While the previous films have had little problem making money, they have not been nearly as well received by audiences. While Wonder Woman's opening weekend wasn't quite as impressive as other DC movies at the box office, it exceeded early expectations and the audience seems to clearly have embraced the film.
Everybody involved in Wonder Woman can feel proud this morning as they look back at what the film has accomplished. We're sure the movie will break a few more box office records before it's all said and done. Wonder Woman is in theaters now.