WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Backtracks On "War" With Warner Bros. Over WONDER WOMAN

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Backtracks On "War" With Warner Bros. Over WONDER WOMAN

Yesterday, we shared quotes from Wonder Woman 1984 director in which she reflected on early battles with Warner Bros. while attempting to make Wonder Woman. Now, the filmmaker has clarified her comments.

By JoshWilding - Jan 06, 2021 01:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Wonder Woman 1984

During a recent interview, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins reflected on her many attempts to make Wonder Woman before the 2017 movie became a reality. Describing the entire situation as "an internal war on every level about what 'Wonder Woman' should be," it was clear the filmmaker clashed with Warner Bros. when it came to the best way to present the character.. 

Now, Jenkins has taken to Twitter to backtrack on those comments, explaining that she was "talking about 10 years of discussions with 10 different execs through them."

It was clear that the director was referring to her experiences with the studio before she took charge of the Wonder Woman movie we ultimately saw in theaters. However, her comments about believing fans wouldn't want to see Diana Prince cutting enemies' heads off came at a bad time, especially as Zack Snyder just shared his original vision for the hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the Crimean War.

That could explain why Jenkins added, "I felt extremely supported in my vision on both films by [Warner Bros.], [Zack Snyder] all the producers and everyone on board our eventual team."

Check out her response in full below:
 


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5 ways Wonder Woman 1984 sets up a sequel!

5. Diana Prince Embraces Being A Hero

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice established that Diana Prince had been staying off the radar since first leaving Themyscira during World War I, but Wonder Woman 1984 definitely goes some way in retconning that. While the Amazon Warrior clearly isn't known to the public, she is very much a superhero who doesn't shy away from saving the day (even if it means destroying security cameras).

By the time the sequel ends, it feels a lot like Diana has really accepted her place as a hero to the world (hearing her voice is what leads to the recanting their wishes). As we head into the present day - a logical next step for the franchise - it's a must that we see Wonder Woman step out of the shadows.

The groundwork for that is definitely laid in this sequel, and now that Diana has helped save the world very publicly on two separate occasions, we should be able to see how that affects the hero. For starters, we'd love to know what the government makes of her, not to mention those she's crossed paths with over the decades. Cheetah doesn't die, so perhaps an older Barbara could even return?
 

4. A New Love Interest

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After spending decades mourning the loss of Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman is finally reunited with her lost love in the sequel. They only get a few days together, but after saying goodbye for a second time, it feels like Diana Prince may finally be able to move on...to some extent at least, anyway. 

That could mean it's time for a new love interest, and there are quite a few exciting possibilities. 

Henry Cavill's Superman would be an interesting, albeit controversial, option, though Trevor Barnes might also be a good direction to take things in for the hero. Kaisa and Mala (two female warriors from Themyscira) would offer arguably bolder, more interesting directions to take Diana's love in, though, and a lesbian relationship could help break ground in a lot of unprecedented ways here.
 

3. The Invisible Jet

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This comes out of nowhere in Wonder Woman 1984, but it turns out that Diana Prince has somehow found a way of using the Lasso of Truth to turn things invisible. Despite only previously trying it on a coffee mug, she manages to turn her and Steve Trevor's jet completely see through in this sequel.

While cloaking technology exists in the present day, it would be pretty cool to learn that Wonder Woman has paid tribute to Steve by learning to fly a jet, and that it turns invisible on a whim.

Of course, with Wonder Woman 1984 heavily implying that Diana can fly now, we're not sure how necessary this would be. One way to make it work would be by having the hero become a secret agent - white costume and all - with some sort of aircraft serving as a moving base for the Amazon warrior.
 

2. Steve Trevor Returns...Again?

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Could the third time be the charm for Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor? While we would like to see Diana finally move on, it is possible Chris Pine's character could be resurrected permanently. 

In Wonder Woman 1984, he mentions having vague memories of going somewhere when he died, so what if the hero is able to visit a version of Heaven or Hell in Wonder Woman 3? Earlier this year, in Wonder Woman #757, The Phantom Stranger actually took one of her friends to Heaven to face judgement, a move that prompted Diana to report to the gates of Heaven itself to get them back.

On a similar adventure (perhaps tied to her father, Zeus), why can't Wonder Woman come face-to-face with Steve again, this time taking him back to Earth and making him part of the present day DCEU? It would certainly help ensure Diana gets a happy ending at the conclusion of this trilogy.
 

1. A Team-Up With Asteria

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By far the biggest Wonder Woman 3 tease comes in a mid-credits scene. Earlier in the movie, Diana tells Steve that her Golden Eagle armour was first worn by a warrior called Asteria, and she alone, stayed behind holding back the attacking waves of man so her sisters in arms could flee to the safety of their new home, Themyscira (the games at the start of the sequel are held in her honour).

Wonder Woman was unable to find out what happened to her fellow Amazon, but this teaser reveals that she's alive and protecting people in secret very much like how Diana has for decades.

It feels like there's a story to tell here, and this reunion could lead to a lot of exciting new stories. It would be kind of crazy if that TV show was somehow made canon, but whatever the case may be, we want to see more of Lynda Carter in the DCEU, and Wonder Woman 3 might be a good start.
 

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Matchesz
Matchesz - 1/6/2021, 2:00 AM
Next movie should have Ares but save him for the last 5 minutes and make everything happen as fast as possible!!!!
dracula
dracula - 1/6/2021, 2:02 AM
@Matchesz - Guessing thats a reference to the rise of skywalker.

Hoping for Circe and Giganta
dracula
dracula - 1/6/2021, 2:01 AM
Well either she is doing a bit of damage control (after all that I would not blame Warner Brothers if they decided to get a new director) or she must have caught something from Fisher, considering the vagueness of her previous comments made it look like she was just talking about Warner Brothers and Wonder Woman.

Really though, right now id be fine either way, 1984 was middle of the road enough where she could redeem herself with the 3rd film, but still I would be okay with them getting a new director.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 1/6/2021, 2:11 AM
Sounds like a marvel dig lol it wouldn't be surprising especially with Ike and the creative committee there
RageDriver2401
RageDriver2401 - 1/6/2021, 2:13 AM
WB/DC should fire their current PR management cuz this DCEU thing has been a big ol' cluster [frick] from day 1.
GwenLantern
GwenLantern - 1/6/2021, 2:47 AM
So no article about the new direction of DC Comics revealed yesterday in Death Metal #7?

Literally a new collection of multiverses, everything from 1936 is now canon, but canon itself is is no longer canon, etc.
Kumkani
Kumkani - 1/6/2021, 2:47 AM
Not a good look for DC/WB at all
CyberNigerian
CyberNigerian - 1/6/2021, 2:52 AM
To be honest, she's not lying.

I listened to the podcast with Marc Maron.

Media blew things up a bit.
JohnCastillo
JohnCastillo - 1/6/2021, 3:20 AM
She’s not backtracking if you had actually listened to the podcast you wouldn’t have come up with that conclusion in the first place.. she never said she had problems with Warner Bros in the podcast, she was talking about other shit, probably Thor The Dark World or something else.
RealTurner
RealTurner - 1/6/2021, 5:31 AM
So did she say "an internal war on every level" or not?

WW84 was junk. It gets worse the more you think about it. Everyone in the world had to rescind their wishes. What about people who wished for nice things? Like world peace? Or to be cured of an illness? And Mando was only taking things he wanted then anyway, they might not have even felt the monkey paw effects (like Cheeta didn't seem to when she got... what, a second wish?) Oh man. They create a magical stone that can do anything and they still write themselves into multiple corners and don't care about any kind of internal logic.
Floke
Floke - 1/6/2021, 5:47 AM
@RealTurner - Or if there hadnt been any consequences from making a wish and Diana hadnt renounced her - she wold basicly have murdered the guy whos body Steve hijacked...
Did he have friends? Family? Nobody missed him?

That plotline alone is one of them most stupid plots in morden cinematic history imo..
Godzilla2000Zer
Godzilla2000Zer - 1/6/2021, 5:58 AM
Old news John Campea said this yesterday.lol
MrDandy
MrDandy - 1/6/2021, 6:33 AM
Sounds like she got a fun call from WB PR. She is signed on for the third film and can’t be out there badmouthing the company and executives.
marvel72
marvel72 - 1/6/2021, 7:11 AM
"Supported in your vision" maybe Warner Bros should have been more involved and told you out straight.

Your vision is blurred and you need glasses if you think this is good.
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