Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has elevated herself from politician to superhero status.
Clinton, who admitted she hasn’t yet seen DC Comics’ new blockbuster movie “Wonder Woman,” jokingly compared herself to the popular superhero during a 95-second video message at the Women in Film Los Angeles’ Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, Tuesday night.
The two-time presidential contender first thanked WIF for its “commitment to lifting up women directors, producers, writers, composers, and executives” before going on to praise “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins and compare herself to the DC Comics character.
“Now I haven’t seen ‘Wonder Woman’ yet, but I’m going to, in part because it’s directed by the fabulous Patty Jenkins,” Clinton said. “But something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley.”
Clinton’s pre-recorded remarks were intended to honor actress Elizabeth Banks, who endorsed and campaign for the Democratic nominee during the 2016 election. Clinton described Banks as “such a special person, again, on screen and off.”
“You’re not only a creative force in front of the camera and behind it,” she gushed about Banks, “you are a passionate advocate for women’s equality and opportunity — I can vouch for that.”
During surprise video to honor @ElizabethBanks, @HillaryClinton offers desire to see @WonderWomanFilm @PattyJenks… https://t.co/VRgbzPv1H4— Chris Gardner (@Chris Gardner)1497431142.0
It seems, though, that Warner Bros. is not incredibly pleased with Clinton politicizing “Wonder Woman,” who is played by actress Gal Gadot.
“It’s great that Hillary Clinton will see the movie but her remarks aren’t particularly helpful and our publicity team certainly won’t be spreading them about,” an unnamed source at Warner Bros. told Heat Street. “‘Wonder Woman’ doesn’t need Hillary Clinton’s endorsement. It will make $250 million by the end of this week. We’re anxious to keep politics out of ‘Wonder Woman’ any way we can”
The source also noted that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was an executive producer on the film prior to joining President Donald Trump’s administration.
“So if anyone should be talking about the movie, it’s him,” the source noted. “But thankfully Mnuchin is not talking about it — he didn’t even go to the premiere.”
“Wonder Woman,” which opened June 2, enjoyed the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie produced by a female director. In its opening weekend, the box office hit earned $103.1 million in North America.