The Wonder Woman statue in Madrid
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #24

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Ow do? Back from your trip to visit the Wonder Woman statue in Madrid?

Thought so.

Things have been a bit quiet in the world of Wonder Woman this week, in part because of the July 4th weekend. But the movie is going strong, now passing $700m in box office takings worldwide to become the DC Extended Universe’s most successful movie to date at the US box office, as well as one of the 50 highest grossed movies of all time:

Wonder Woman still has a ways to go before catching Batman v Superman in the international box office ($663 million to $873 million), and it’s technically third among all DC movies, behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. But Patty Jenkins’ inspiring superhero film starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine has exceeded even the most optimistic box office projections here in the United States. It’s one of the 50 highest-grossing movies and the highest-grossing movie directed by a woman of all-time, and, unsurprisingly, the highest-grossing World War I movie ever (sorry, War Horse). Wonder Woman is expected to end its international box office run with around $800 million.

Fingers crossed, it’s now on its way to breaking a few more records, then.

Only one comic to look at this week featuring our Diana, though, but it’s a reasonably important one because we have a diversity-boosting, DCEU-marrying addition to the Justice League roster to look forward to – one quite important to Diana. Can you guess who?

Amber Heard as Mera in Justice League
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League (Rebirth) #8, Wonder Woman 75th anniversary special #1

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Wonder

The big Wondy news of last week was, of course, not just the release of three lovely new posters for next summer’s Wonder Woman, but also a brand new trailer featuring Amazons, super-speed, maybe a bit of flying and a whole lot more, too!

Needless to say, if you want a moment-by-moment breakdown of the trailer or screenshots of every single important bit, those options are available, thanks to the Internet. Because apparently, the trailer’s very, very popular.

Meanwhile, in other minor news, Gal Gadot suggested Halle Berry should be her love interest in the next movie, which should make good old Phil Jimenez very happy, at the very least. Probably.

In the comics world, there were only a couple of new arrivals featuring Diana: Justice League (Rebirth) #8 and Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1. The former was really more of a guest appearance in which Wondy has to stop Cyborg after he gets hacked. Unfortunately, whatever hacked him is then able to hack Green Lantern’s ring…

Cyborg gets hacked

Green Lantern's ring is hacked

But that was it. So let’s focus purely on that 75th anniversary special after the jump. See you in a minute.

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Weekly Wonder Woman: 75th birthday celebrations, Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #8, Dark Knight III #6, Trinity #2 and Justice League (Rebirth) #7

It was Wonder Woman’s birthday on Friday. She’s 75, but being a goddess, it probably doesn’t show. To celebrate, all manner of things have been happening, most notably our Diana being named by the United Nations as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. To celebrate, both Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter turned up to the UN headquarters for a special ceremony.

Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot

At the event, DC President Diane Nelson announced that not only would Wondy be available for use by UN agencies, there would also be a new comic in 2017 “to tell the story of empowerment, peace, justice and equality” and which would be available worldwide in multiple languages simultaneously – the first time in DC’s history.

However, not everyone was pleased, with some UN workers protesting that, “It is alarming that the United Nations would consider using a character with an overtly sexualized image at a time when the headline news in United States and the world is the objectification of women and girls.” Hmmm. Obviously they quit reading Wonder Woman when Brian Finch took over art.

Still, a whole bunch of people were pleased that she was 75 at least, at the New York Comic Con panel to celebrate her birthday; perhaps it was coincidence, but Entertainment Weekly has also named her the most powerful and influential superhero or heroine of all time.

Meanwhile, the movies are proceeding apace. Gal Gadot (and Amber Heard) were spotted in Iceland, filming scenes for Justice League, a new photo of our heroine in said movie also getting released.

Wonder Woman in Justice League

And despite the fact Wonder Woman isn’t out until next year, Gadot, director Patty Jenkins and production designer Aline Bonetto have been giving interviews to Variety about the movie: Gadot talks about the character, her legacy and the news she’s bisexual (although the movie doesn’t go there); Jenkins promises a lighter film than Batman v Superman, one that’s closer to Superman in tone; and Bonetto discusses designing Themyscira

Back in the world of comics, we also learned there’s going to be a prequel series next year called The Odyssey of the Amazons, which will see a plucky group of the female warriors encountering the Norse gods. And an interview with Andy Mangels gave us plenty of details about this year’s Bionic Woman/Wonder Woman crossover comic.

What a fortnight, hey? Happy birthday, Wondy.

After the jump, I’ll be looking at the past two week’s comics featuring the Amazon princess (apparently, it’s definitely princess now): Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #8, Dark Knight III #6, Trinity #2 and Justice League (Rebirth) #7. One of these doesn’t actually feature Wonder Woman for some reason.

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