Warner Bros., the studio behind the highly successful comic book adaptation Wonder Woman, seems to be gearing up to begin an Oscar campaign for the film, according to Variety. They report that the studio behind the film is looking to get the movie considered for Best Picture and Best Director. Patty Jenkins, the director of 2003’s Monster, directed Wonder Woman.
Warner Bros. will also reportedly be placing their bets on Christopher Nolan’s recently released and critically acclaimed WW2 film Dunkirk.
Oscar campaigns are expensive, with some studios spending millions of dollars to get their films nominated. If Wonder Woman does make the cut, it would become the first comic book adapted film to achieve the distinction.
The studio’s last attempt of getting a comic book film nominated was for 2008’s Christopher Nolan-directed The Dark Knight. Wonder Woman has grossed an impressive $781 million globally since being released on June 2, 2017 and currently has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 92 percent. The screenplay was written by Allan Heinberg. The film stars Gal Gadot as the titular character, with other roles played by Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya.