Move over Elsa, Diana Prince is the new talk of the kindergarten class.
As “Wonder Woman” remained firmly at the top of the box office over the weekend, director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter on Sunday to share a heartwarming note — given to her by one of the film’s producers — from the teacher of a kindergarten class describing how the superhero movie is empowering its young audience members as Diana Prince replaces Elsa from “Frozen” as the youngsters’ favourite character.
“ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This makes every hard day worth it,” she tweeted with the full list of kindergarten testimonies. The reactions — from both boys and girls –include students dressing in star Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume, and another student asking his parents to replace his Iron Man lunchbox with a Wonder Woman one.
“A girl came with a printed list of every single female superhero and her powers to avoid any trouble when deciding roles during recess,” the list reads, while another example has one of the girls in the class declaring “Wonder Woman” better than “Frozen”.
After scoring a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office, the critically acclaimed film continues to dominate, topping Tom Cruise’s big-budget would-be blockbuster “The Mummy” again this weekend. While superhero movies typically attract 40% of female moviegoers, the “Wonder Woman” audience on opening weekend was over 52% female, according to reports.