‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins On Differences Between The DCEU & MCU

Wonder Woman MCU DCEUThe superhero genre is particularly big this year with six new releases, and one of the biggest is the upcoming Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot as DC Comics’ Diana Prince, the iconic Amazonian Princess. In her Wonder Woman solo film, we are going to go back in time to learn about how Diana discovered Man’s World as she become one of the world’s greatest heroes.

Heroic Hollywood was invited to an edit bay visit last week for the film in London, where Jenkins is currently in post-production. Some may not know this, but Jenkins was at one point attached to direct the second Thor film, Thor: The Dark World, before she and the studio ended up going separate ways. During a Q&A session, Jenkins was asked about what she thinks is the most striking difference between the DC Extended Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“I don’t know…I think that sometimes Marvel goes for more fun and DC goes to make a more serious film, but I think there are shades of gray in all of it. Like I think Doctor Strange is a more serious film, [while] Suicide Squad was particularly un-light. There are all over the place, I think there is maybe slightly more consistency in the tone in the Marvel films, recently, but I don’t think that will always stay the same way. I love them both, I will never stop being grateful to Marvel for wanting me to make their movie. That’s not an obvious choice, I met them and hit it off and had great conversations about it. At the time it seemed like they could go a lot of different ways and they wanted to go the way I wanted to go. Then things shifted and they realized they needed to go another way to fit into their universe so that wasn’t something that I find myself suited for. It was a more peaceful departure, but I’ve always had fond memories of them and I respect what they do.”

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Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief.

Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Napi

    1 difference, 1 Oscar

    • Philly Gannon

      yup, because the movies are all about that make up lol

      • SAMURAI36

        Uhmm, yes they are. Especially CBM’s.

        • Philly Gannon

          lol, you missed that point…not surprising at all. But yes, let’s be complete idiots and rate movies based on their make up…I mean, DC hasn’t had a good story yet, so might as well….only way to put them on par with any other movie…hell, Red 2 had a better story than any DC movie.

          • SAMURAI36

            Ah yes, I “missed the point”, because somehow you’re so much more intelligent than I am.

            I’m not gonna argue with you about how good DC films are or are not. Waste of my time.

            What I’d rather posit to you, is based on your “logic” (term used loosely here), why aren’t Marvel films winning Oscars, if they are so much better by comparison?

          • Philly Gannon

            “somehow more intelligent”, you make it sound like a mystery. I’d say it’s schooling, genetics and life experience that contribute to me being more intelligent than you. for example, you have so little to do that you reply twice to the same post, lol, I mean, come on…you could at least PRETEND to have a life and wait a day or so to reply. lol

          • Johnny Risko

            Red 2 IS a DC movie, you idiot.

          • SAMURAI36

            LMAO, and this is precisely why I blocked this fool.

          • Philly Gannon

            yea, you blocked me because people are too stupid to get the point, and you are one of those stupid people. anyone containing at least half a brain would assume I was talking about the DCEU. The Dark Knight is better than Red 2 and is also a DC movie. lol, you internet gangstas are so stupid that your comebacks and replies always make you look even more dumb than your original comments.

          • Philly Gannon

            sorry, forgot that I was on the internet talking to idiots and that you have to spell things out for them as they are too stupid. “Red 2 is better than any DCEU movie”, there, you understand that. of are you going to pick out grammar like some idiot

  • SAMURAI36

    Very political answer, which I can’t fault her for.

  • Philly Gannon

    I hope Wonder Woman is good, really excited for Justice League though.