The director of summer hit movie Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins is now on the shortlist for TIME’s Person of the Year. The acclaimed Monster director recently helmed the first live-action Wonder Woman movie, starring Gal Gadot as the eponymous DC superhero, which finally hit theaters earlier this year.
The movie still remains the only critically acclaimed movie in the franchise. It was released back in June this year and became the highest-grossing superhero origin movie ever released, both domestically and internationally. The solo film from the collection of DC comics was responsible for Jenkins becoming the first woman director to make a movie that grossed over $100 million during its opening weekend. The theatre run for the movie ended with an amazing 821.7 million global box office gross, thus making it the highest-grossing DCEU movie domestically and (currently) the second highest-grossing film of the year, also domestically, behind Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast.
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With Jenkins performing wonders in her role, TIME Magazine has moved to acknowledge her. TIME’s Person of the Year is determined based on how influential a person was in the news throughout the year, for better or worse – and this year that just might be Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, who’s now made TIME’s shortlist, consisting of 10 total finalists.
Others on the list include the owner of e-commerce giants Jeff Bezos, U.S. President Donald Trump, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, among others. TIME will be the one to make the final decision on who wins, though the magazine’s readers had a hand in deciding who made it onto the shortlist by voting for their preferred candidates, and Jenkins was among the top people chosen.