Encouraged by the box office and early critical reactions, Warner Bros. launched the campaign to bring Wonder Woman 1984 (Wonder Woman 1984) to the 2021 Oscars. From wbawards.com, the studio announced that it will seek 15 nominations for the directed film. by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot. Warner hopes to get into the best film, best director, best actress and best screenplay categories, among others, although it also nominates The Way Back (with Ben Affleck), Tenet, The little things and Judas and the Black Messiah.
But what does the critic say about the superhero movie? The sequel to Diana’s story hit theaters and streaming in December. Although the first critical opinions were favorable, it has just been downgraded on Rotten Tomatoes, the American review and opinion site of the experts.
The Hollywood Reporter said: “There is still much to love. Gadot remains a charismatic presence that wields the noose with authority. ” The Guardian agreed with them about the work of the Israeli actress, former beauty queen and ex-military. “This is an epically long and epically cheeky movie from director / co-writer Patty Jenkins, but Gadot has a queenly grip and authority on him, he’s tremendously imposing, while Kristen Wiig she is the antagonist who steals the scene ”.
At the box office, Wonder Woman – released in theaters and on HBO MAX – continues to be a success despite the closing of theaters due to COVID-19. Wonder Woman 1984 topped the national box office charts for the third weekend in a row without much competition. The superhero sequel grossed $ 3 million between Friday and Sunday, bringing its total in the United States and Canada to $ 32.6 million. Overseas, the film raised $ 4.7 million for an international tally of $ 98.8 million. With US $ 131 million in global box office revenue, the sequel has surpassed most premieres of the pandemic era, ”Variety reported.
The first superhero movie nominated
Marvel made history in 2019 with an Oscar nomination for Black Panther for Best Movie of the Year. Although it did not win, the film paved the way for superhero stories that until then were not considered by the Academy. It should be noted that despite critical acclaim and relentless marketing campaign, the first Wonder Woman film did not garner a single Oscar nomination.