Director Patty Jenkins says she’s thrilled by the Oscar buzz that Wonder Woman is generating, ahead of this year’s Academy Awards nominations being announced. Following the highly divisive 2016 installments Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, DC Films needed Wonder Woman to be a proper critical success. Jenkins had already demonstrated her ability to helm a film that properly depicts a female protagonist with 2003’s Monster, but more than a decade has passed since that film’s release when she was recruited to bring Diana Prince to the big screen.

Fortunately, when Wonder Woman was released in theaters, both Jenkins and star Gal Gadot proved their naysayers wrong. Wonder Woman ...

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