Wonder Woman Budget Revealed By Actress Madeleine Vall

Monday, 16 May 2016 - 2:51PM
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Wonder Woman
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 2:51PM
Though Batman v Superman may have lived up to Zack Snyder's reputation of divisiveness, the one thing the film undoubtedly succeeded in was creating hype for Wonder Woman. The film is still over a year away from hitting theaters, but it seems like just about everyone can't wait to get another taste of Gal Gadot.  

The production of Wonder Woman has been a totally different experience than that of Suicide Squad, and that's probably largely due to the huge difference in filming locations. There's also a lot of other things about the movie that have been kept under wraps, though more is sure to come out this year at SDCC.

Recently, however, actress Madeleine Vall, who plays the Amazonian warrior Egeria in the film, posted some new info on the film to her Instagram account. It's in Swedish, but the English translation is also recorded below.

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Madeleine Vall is a stunt actor in Wonder Woman * PRESS RELEASE * Madeleine Vall has just come home after the recording of Wonder Woman, in which she plays a small role as an Amazon warrior, Egeria. DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman, produced by Warner Bros. to a budget of $150 million, is going up on the big screen in June 2017. In the lead roles are Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Robin Wright (Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Hippolyta), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor) and Norwegian Lisa Loven Kongsli, known from "Tourist" (2014).
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This is really the first indication of Wonder Woman's budget as of yet, and though this isn't Warner Bros. official yet, it's certainly likely that the budget really is $150 million. That's slighltly higher than both Iron Man and Captain America: The First Avenger (both budgeted at $140 million), and equal to Thor. It is, however, a bit low for a DCEU superhero film, as Man of Steel's budget was $225 million, Batman v Superman's $410 million, and Suicide Squad's is reportedly over $250 million.  

Of course, it makes sense that Wonder Woman's budget would be so low compared to Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman due to the fact that they could both be considered team movies. Man of Steel was also especially special effects heavy, so perhaps that's one of the reasons that Wonder Woman seems to be somewhat underfunded in comparison. However, with filming taking place in multiple foreign countries for Wonder Woman, it is a bit confusing as to why the number seems so low compared to the others.   

Whatever the case, there certainly seems to be a Wonder Woman renaissance going on right now. She's part of a brand new comic series alongside Batman and Superman called Trinity, coming out during DC's Rebirth, and fan-favorite author, Greg Rucka, is returning to write the main Wonder Woman title. One of his very first arcs will be her Year One story, and Grant Morrison's Wonder Woman: Earth One was just released last month. Likewise, she'll likely be heavily featured in Justice League Action, the new Cartoon Network TV show that's probably set to air sometime in the next year. Top that off with the fact that the critically acclaimed comic series Legend of Wonder Woman is up for an Eisner and that everyone seems to be chomping at the bit to see more of her after that live action fight sequence in Batman v Superman, and it could definitely be argued that the super heroine is enjoying a level of popularity that she hasn't seen in quite some time, and quite possibly, ever.  

In other words, Wonder Woman fans are dying for the upcoming film to be everything they're hoping for, especially after the divisiveness of Batman v Superman, so WB better not let them down.

Wonder Woman is set to premiere on June 2nd, 2017.
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