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James Cameron's Wonder Woman Criticism Doesn't Go Over Well

Director Patty Jenkins responds to his slam of it as 'step backward' for women

(Newser) - Fans and critics alike seem to love Wonder Woman, but James Cameron has ignited a controversy with his new slam of the film. During an interview with the Guardian , the Oscar-winning director made the case that the movie is getting unwarranted credit for having a strong female lead. "All... More »

Six Flags Plans One-of-a-Kind Coaster

The Wonder Woman ride in Texas will have only a single rail

(Newser) - Roller coasters typically have two rails, which can sometimes make for a rickety ride. If that bothers you, a new coaster in the works at Six Flags Fiesta Texas may either delight or terrify you—or perhaps both. The San Antonio park is constructing the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster,... More »

Alleged Superhero Pay Gap Has Internet Up in Arms

Henry Cavill likely wasn't paid $13.7M more than Gal Gadot, despite report

(Newser) - Elle dropped a Hollywood bombshell Tuesday: Gal Gadot made a piddly $300,000 for Wonder Woman while Henry Cavill got a staggering $14 million for Man of Steel. This striking example of the gender pay gap sent shock waves through Twitter despite being, in the words of one inside... More »

Wonder Woman Vs. Mummy? It's No Contest

The superhero flick, in its second week, beats 'The Mummy' in its debut

(Newser) - Wonder Woman wrapped up Tom Cruise's The Mummy at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters. Universal's The Mummy looked its age, selling a relatively feeble $32.2 million in tickets in its debut weekend, reports the AP . That couldn'... More »

Wonder Woman Sets Record With $100.5M Debut

It's the biggest opening weekend ever for a film directed by a woman

(Newser) - Wonder Woman has soared to a $100.5 million box-office debut in North American theaters, making the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film the biggest opening ever for a movie directed by a woman, the AP reports. According to studio estimates Sunday, the well-reviewed Wonder Woman surpassed industry expectations with one of... More »

Wonder Woman Gets It Right

Gal Gadot wows for DC Comics: critics

(Newser) - When an American pilot falls out of the sky onto an island inhabited by female warriors, an Amazonian princess gets pulled into World War I, convinced she can stop it. It helps that she has badass fighting skills. Oh, and superpowers. Here's what critics are saying about DC Comics'... More »

Country Bans Wonder Woman Over Israeli Star

Lebanon cites boycott of Israeli exports

(Newser) - Wonder Woman is expected to have a massive opening weekend, but not in Lebanon: The country has officially banned the superhero movie because star Gal Gadot is an Israeli who carried out mandatory military service, the New York Times reports. Lebanon is officially at war with Israel and boycotts the... More »

Diet Product's Wonder Woman Cross Promotion Draws Ire

Do Amazonian warriors need to 'think thin?'

(Newser) - "'Think thin' is not a slogan we need associated with a fierce warrior," the Mary Sue states. Ahead of Wonder Woman's release in theaters next month, the superhero film has entered into a promotional partnership with thinkThin, maker of diet products. Unsurprisingly, people see some problems... More »

Wonder Woman Just Got Fired by UN—Maybe for Her Looks

People didn't think how she dressed, looked made her appropriate female empowerment rep

(Newser) - A United Nations spokesman has confirmed to Reuters that Wonder Woman's reign as an honorary ambassador for gender equality will be ending Friday, even though originally she was meant to punch a card for the UN through 2017. The "scantily clad, curvaceous comic book superhero," as the... More »

DC Comics Writer Outs Wonder Woman

Princess Diana is officially bisexual

(Newser) - It's official: Wonder Woman is bisexual, which ... kind of makes sense if you think about it for a minute. "It's supposed to be paradise," DC Comics writer Greg Rucka tells Comicosity in a lengthy interview about Wonder Woman's queerness. He's speaking of Princess Diana'... More »

This Is Your New 'Wonder Woman'

Gal Gadot cast in 'Superman vs. Batman'

(Newser) - It's official: DC Comics has just picked one lucky lady—or should we say Gal—for the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming flick Superman vs. Batman. Israeli bombshell Gal Gadot will play the lasso-wielding, bracelet-clad superheroine. Gadot, 28, was named Miss Israel in 2004 and competed in... More »

Wonder Woman Gets New Look (With Pants!)

DC reboots iconic character

(Newser) - Wonder Woman's days of looking like a patriotic stripper are over. DC Comics will reboot its iconic character this week in Wonder Woman #600, the company announced last night. She'll get a new backstory, and with it a costume that new writer J. Michael Stracynski says will be modern and... More »

Beyoncé Wants to Be Wonder Woman

Aspiring superhero ready to try on Amazon's outfit for size

(Newser) - There’s no film in the works yet, but Beyoncé has made her intentions clear: She wants to be the first big-screen Wonder Woman. The star shared her ambitions with DC Comics and Warner Bros. after being wowed by Linda Carter’s original costume at superhero-themed museum exhibition earlier this... More »

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