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What Does The Trump Administration Have To Do With The ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie?


Ok, wait. Hear me out, because apparently, this is a real thing that happened. It’s interesting, in a strange sort of way that I feel like only the Trump administration is capable of.

It is true, a member of Trump’s cabinet is directly responsible for the making of the new Wonder Woman movie. Specifically, Trump’s Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin had a hand in the making of the Gal Gadot-led film. Who would have guessed?

Who would have guessed?

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Before heading to Washington, Munchin served as chairman of Dune Entertainment, a company that funded popular films, including Avatar and Gravity.

In 2013, Dune Entertainment partnered with RatPac and signed a four- year deal with Warner Brothers to the tune of about $450 million, and so RatPac Dune Entertainment LLC was born. This new hybrid super-child company ended up financing Wonder Woman (among other titles). Crazy, right?

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The movie made over $100 million in its opening weekend, soSteve Mnuchin is probably pretty happy. Still, it’s a little ironic, considering the feminist movie has come to be recognized as a symbol of progress and empowerment for women. After all, it was the¬†first big superhero movie to be directed by a woman. (You go, Patty Jenkins!)