Wonder Woman raked in above $100 million in local ticket sales in its inaugural frame; the film has progressed to defeat one record after the next to be the top grossing film at the local box office this summer at the end of last month. It is the first movie with female superhero in either DC or Marvel movies. A mild attachment is understandable, however, given the history of the character: starting as one of the most objectified female superheroes in comic book history and going on to become a symbol of female strength. Don't get me wrong - I didn't think Wonder Woman was a bad movie, though I wouldn't call it a work of art of art either.
Princess Diana of Themyscira has already appeared in her own hit film, Wonder Woman, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
For those not familiar with the story, Flashpoint unfolded when Barry Allen traveled back in time to prevent Eobard Thawne, a.k.a. Reverse-Flash/Professor Zoom, from killing his mother, Nora Allen. Once he tried to reset the past, the New 52 Universe was born (a reboot updating DC's heroes in an almost-the-same-but-different version of reality). When a CIA agent Bill Pope (played by Ryan Reynolds) is tortured to death by a Spanish anarchist, CIA's Quaker Wells (played by Gary Oldman) arranges for a criminal played by Kevin Costner whose brain can be implanted with the memories of the murdered CIA agent.
In the trailer, Kevin Costner's character confronts her and says, "They stuck your husband in my head".
Gal Gadot certainly enjoyed shooting Wonder Woman. It also seems like Warner Bros. and DC Films are following their footsteps with Wonder Woman.
A recent article by Forbes suggests Warner Bros.is aiming to release Flashpoint in 2020.
From a business stand point, it's a smart move to have Diana be the common thread. One thing's for certain: Wonder Woman isn't going anywhere any time soon. And if that doesn't happen, then Justice League as we'll see it come together this fall would never be formed.