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Wonder Woman

Patty Jenkins

While audiences have been treated to many a superhero adventure over the last two decades, it’s possible that none have been as important to the modern film industry as Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Jenkins is only the second female director in history to be given a budget of more than $100 million, and Wonder Woman is the first female-led superhero movie in over a decade.

"She must vanquish the very forces of destruction themselves..."

Set during the First World War, the plot revolves around unconquerable warrior princess Diana (Gal Gadot). When pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash-lands on the shores of her island home, Diana believes it is her sacred duty to aid and protect him in his mission to bring an end to the global conflict. Donning the mantle of Wonder Woman, Diana must conquer more than just mere armies to secure world peace; she must vanquish the very forces of destruction themselves.

Both charming and strong-willed, Gadot’s Diana stole the show in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Here, the character’s origin story mixes the lore of Greek mythology with the superior technology of a new world; an ancient Amazon stalking the battlegrounds of 20th century Europe. Promising excellent performances and astonishing action sequences, Wonder Woman will hopefully encourage production studios to champion further female led projects of this scale.