“Wonder Woman” might have been one of the more successful films of 2017, but the superhero flick was overlooked by the Academy Awards causing many fans to become upset over the diss.
When asked about the snub, Gal Gadot stayed humble telling Entertainment Tonight, “I was very moved and touched by the people who were disappointed that ‘Wonder Woman’ wasn’t nominated, but we certainly never did the movie for that.”
Could that not have been the perfect way to respond? She stayed humble. Thanked the fans. And said it’s not about the awards. She is a superhero!
It is a little surprising that the ‘Wonder Woman’ didn’t get a single nomination; not best picture, best costume, or even best visual effects. Although the competition for visual effects was tough this year with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “War of the Planet of the Apes,” and “Blade Runner 2049.”
“I think that you can’t have it all,” the actress said about awards. “We’ve done this movie and it was received in such an amazing, wonderful way, and we want to stay humble and grateful, and we’re going to have another movie, so who knows?” Gadot told ET. “Maybe the next one!”
The cultural impact of “Wonder Woman” cannot be overstated. The comic book adaptation was the first successful female led comicbook movie ever, and grossed over $821 million worldwide. It also became a rallying cry for the empowerment of women coinciding with a wave of sexual harassment allegations and the #metoo movement. It also happens to be the only installment of the DC cinematic universe with a certified fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Obviously, many are excited about the sequel. Director Patty Jenkins told Entertainment Tonight that the next “Wonder Woman” will be “totally different” from the first.
“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us,” the director told ET. “It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier.”
“Wonder Woman 2” starring Gal Gadot is scheduled to release in November of 2019.