Patty Jenkins and Diane Nelson Insist Wonder Woman Will be Optimistic

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, along with president of DC Entertainment, Diane Nelson in an interview with Variety  confirmed that Wonder Woman, like her comics will be much more optimistic and lighter than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

“There’s a misconception that DC or [parent studio] Warner Bros. has made a conscious decision for all our movies to be darker or edgier,” said Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and resident of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “That’s not the case. Fans of the DC universe know that there are characters, like Batman, who are darker, but there are others like Wonder Woman, who are hopeful, optimistic leaders, and the tone of this film represents that.”

Jenkins goes as far and stating she was inspired by Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman movie, which was very optimistic:

“‘Superman’ was all about you,” said Jenkins. “It was about you watching and realizing what it would feel like to have great powers and do great things. It was full of love and emotion.”

“Wonder Woman” finds the hero in the midst of World War I, and even though the overall tone is optimistic, the filmmakers stress that there are serious moments, as well. The movie is very much an origin story, explaining how this female warrior opted to leave her homeland behind to try to save humanity. “

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  • GAB

    Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad are optimistic, great movies full of hope and respect. They are clearly more optimistic than a lot of other movies. There are movies out there, that no one criticizes, where the people are selfish, where the characters are so badly written that they change completely from a movie to another, even if they are in the same continuity. Is there optimism in a selfish person? No way. In the movies of that other company almost every one is selfish, but people don’t complain. For some reason, that other company is protected by a sphere of hypocrisy, lies and ignorance, and no one complains, even if there are so many bad things in the very foundations, that actually nothing is right, in that other useless company full of disrespectful people. The fact that the repressed trolls, journalists full of bias and hypocrisy or other people, haven’t see the optimism in those movies, doesn’t mean anything and doesn’t matter. The optimism is there. Also, who cares about haters? Who cares about ignorant assumptions? The truth of facts is the only thing that matters, but the people are living in their fantasy world and they aren’t able to see the matter of facts. A movie needs to be art, not a biscuit for frustrated, and MoS, BvS and SS are pure art. DCEU will stay the way it is, because is the right way and is also a big success.