As Wonder Woman inches ever closer to the $800-Million mark, Warner Bros. is hoping to help the film shatter yet another glass ceiling. The studio is looking to launch a formidable awards-season campaign for the movie, in the hopes of making it the first comic book movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars this coming March.
Warner Bros. is also looking to get Patty Jenkins the Oscar for Best Director. This would be ground-breaking given the fact that no comic book movie director, not even the great Christopher Nolan, has ever been nominated for such an award.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. declined to comment.
This will not be a cheap undertaking. Aside from paying for the needed advertising, Warner Bros. is also looking to reintroduce the film this fall, to the scarce few who may not have seen it. Additionally, insiders report that Wonder Woman has enjoyed some strong reactions during screenings at the Academy, as it has been championed by liberal Hollywood and a reinvigorated wave of feminism.
The Oscar race took a turn in 2009, after The Dark Knight failed to secure an Oscar nomination. The following year, the Academy expanded its best picture category from five to a maximum of 10 movies. So, here's hoping that Wonder Woman will be the very first comic book movie to successfully compete in this race.
Warner Bros. is also looking to bring out the big guns for Dunkirk and director Christopher Nolan.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?
While there is no question that Wonder Woman and director Patty Jenkins deserve nominations this awards season, the question is, can they pull off a win?
We certainly think so!
The 90th Academy Awards air Sunday, March 4th.
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