Patty Jenkins Talks on How She Always Wanted to Make a Wonder Woman Movie


As previously reported Wonder Woman is featured in the Comic Con issue of Entertainment Weekly and in the magazine director Patty Jenkins was interviewed on the film, in which she spoke on how she always wanted to make a Wonder Woman movie, along with why she choose to do an origin story.

When I made Monster and they asked me what I wanted to do [next], I immediately said, ‘I want to make Wonder Woman,” says Jenkins, during a break from production on the Leavesden set of her dream job. “Everybody knew I wanted to make a superhero movie.”

Jenkins goes on to explain why she wasn’t able to back in 2005 when a Wonder Woman film was in the works at Warner Bros:

“The second I had a child, I knew,” she says. “When I’m on a movie, I’m unavailable, everyday for a year and a half. You can’t do that with a little baby. Somebody might be able to do it, but not me.”

On what type of story she wanted to tell with Wonder Woman:

“There was a period of time when we had two very different visions and I wanted them to find the right director for the job,” she says. “It turned out we had a shared vision after all.”

That vision? To tell a straight-forward origin tale, framed by a love story between Wonder Woman (star Gal Gadot) and Steven Trevor (played by Chris Pine) .

“I didn’t want to do anything more complicated,” Jenkins says. “From my point of view, this was the movie I was talking to them about for about eight or nine years. I’ve met with 10 different people at Warner Bros and then it all came together in this one moment.”


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