Can you feel it? It’s nearly here. No, not your forthcoming tour of the Wonder Woman family museum.
Wonder Woman‘s out tomorrow! Woo hoo! Although I’m seeing it on Friday, because I’m old and don’t do the late night movie thing any more.
Critics Consensus: Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot’s charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion.
That’s the highest rating any of this millennium’s Marvel or DC movies has ever got – for comparison, Iron Man got 94%, The Avengers 92%, Deadpool 84%, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 81%, Logan (92%), Man of Steel 55%, and Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad both at 30%. Even the uncontested 70s classic Superman only got 93%.
Expectations are high to say the least.
The great and the good have already been to see it, of course, since although the London premiere this week had to be abandoned, the LA premiere still took place, with more or less everyone involved with Diana in some form over the years attending, from Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman’s voice in the Justice League cartoons and Injustice games) through artists Cliff Chiang and Tony S Daniel, writer/artist Phil Jimenez and movie/comics writer Geoff Johns all the way to Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot themselves.
Less positively, there’s been a minor kerfuffle over some planned women-only showings of the movie in New York, but the proprietors of the cinema have taken it all in their strides rather well.
The publicity machine continues, of course, with Gadot putting Conan O’Brien through some fight training on his show:
And there’s also a new TV spot:
And two new fighty clips:
There’s also been some concept art released.
Oddly, though, last week only saw the release of one new comic featuring our Diana, Wonder Woman #23, although as it happens, it’s rather an important one. So follow me after the jump as we get to watch Diana finally sort the truth from the lies. Or you can just stay here and watch Jim Lee drawing Wonder Woman for charity – your choice.