Things We Saw Today: Hark, Some Wonder Woman Marketing!
Both TMS and Shana O’Neil over at SyfyWire have pointed out Warner Brothers’ decidedly lackluster marketing for Wonder Woman as we approach its June release date, particularly compared to the hype campaign they ran for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now, it’s possible that they’re pacing themselves for a blitz in the last month or so, but this looks suspiciously like Hollywood sexism at work. (I was personally afraid of this as soon as I saw the initial Wonder Woman box office projections.)
But, lookey-lookey, CBR has some new photos from the film! Almost like Warner Brothers wants to build some audience anticipation! The photos show off Diana, Etta Candy, Sameer, and Steve Trevor. Combined with a few recent TV spots, it still isn’t much, folks – but it’s a start.
- Did you know that Kirby was actually named after a lawyer who represented Nintendo in a Donkey Kong lawsuit? This and other fun facts can be found in Kotaku’s piece on the unconventional development of Kirby.
- It’s official. No American movie has ever earned more at the Chinese box office than Fate of the Furious. The eighth installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise also passed $1 billion at the global box office. (Via The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline)
- Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy is now an official, adorable Mr. Potato Head (via Nerdist)
- Nebula-nominated author Nisi Shawl, who published her debut novel at 60, wrote a great short essay about the ways that ageism affects the portrayal of women over 40 in fiction.
(Featured image via Warner Brothers and DC Comics)
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