Warner Bros. was the guinea pig in terms of releasing a big movie during these unprecedented times with Tenet. Christopher Nolan’s latest, along with The New Mutants, encouraged movie theaters to open their doors again as local regulations lifted in many spots around the country. Unfortunately, the $200 million sci-fi/thriller has underperformed, relative to its budget, having made $307 million worldwide, even with a lack of competition. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see if Wonder Woman 1984 truly does stick to that date, given that it is also a hugely expensive blockbuster that needs to make a lot of money in order to be a financial success.
A DC character you should know about (and perhaps don’t) is Nubia, the twin sister of Wonder Woman introduced to DC Comics in 1973 and revamped in 1985 (as Nu’Bia). In the few appearances she’s made beyond the comics, the character, created by Robert Kanigher and Don Heck, has been misconstrued or rewritten as Wonder Woman’s foe, nemesis, or a former villain.
For a dark-skinned Black woman character, this isn’t terribly shocking.One of the greatest resources for Hollywood is the art of the adaptation, and most recently the reboot. Thanks to Iron Man and the MCU, a new door – a new era – has been opened for comic book films.
A certain sect of fanboys (namely the sect dominated by racism) moan and groan whenever a previously white character is rebooted into someone more melanin rich. Conversely, minority audiences want more opportunities to finally see themselves on screen.