“Wonder Woman” is set to be the biggest opening for a female director ever – could change Hollywood

“Wonder Woman” is set to become the biggest box office opening for a female director ever, and that could potentially lead Hollywood to give female directors more of the opportunities they’ve long deserved.

f the superhero film, which stars Gal Gadot and was directed by Patty Jenkins, matches expectations, it’ll undoubtedly be seen as a success by Hollywood standards, but it has the chance to mean more.

“The bittersweet truth is that Patty Jenkins is almost guaranteed to become the biggest-opening female director because the bar is so low,” Amy Nicholson, MTV News’ chief film critic, told CNN.

Nicholson pointed out that female directors like Kathryn Bigelow, Elizabeth Banks and Sam Taylor-Johnson, who holds the current record with 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey,” have all directed hit films, but that there’s a sense in Hollywood “that a girl-powered success is a fluke,”

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