Not only does it look epic,but we finally get to see a female superhero kicking butt on her own—and the film also has a female director,Patty Jenkins.They're notoriously underrepresented in Hollywood,with just12 percent of the top 500 domestic grossing filmslast year listing female directors in their credits.
But backlash againstWonder Woman—well ahead of its June 2017 release date—is already starting to surface.In a viral,anonymousopen letter,alleged former Warner Bros.employee "Gracie Law" not only ripped into the studio's senior leadership but also alluded to problems with the production ofWonder Woman.
"I wish to God you were forced to live out of a car until you made a #1 movie of the year," Law wrote."MaybeWonder Womanwouldn't be such a mess.Don't try to hide behind the great trailer.People inside are already confirming it's another mess."
Jenkins took to Twitter to shut down Law's comments—and question the authenticity of the anonymous letter:
Anonymous-letter reading lesson 101: Take the letter with a grain of salt.But in the meantime,our fingers are crossed thatWonder Womanis everything we're hoping for: It's hard enough for women to be powerful in Hollywood—whether as leading characters or directors or execs or writers—and if this movie is a success,it will only help to open more doors for women.