Is Patty Jenkins Interested In Directing A Superman Movie?

Patty Jenkins WW SupermanIt is no secret that Wonder Woman was influenced by Richard Donner’s original Superman. Director Patty Jenkins has often cited the film as part of the inspiration in bringing her movie to life.

When watching Wonder Woman, it is easy to find some sequences that are pulled straight out of Donner’s SupermanFor example, the scene in the alleyway with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) in disguise blocking the bullet about to strike Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and the revolving doorway are just two moments in the film that are direct tributes to the original film that starred Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent.

The influence that Donner’s film has had on all superhero films cannot go understated. In fact, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns came together to honor Donner and even discuss how Superman remains the godfather of all superhero films.

Given the critical and commercial success of Wonder Woman, many have been wondering what Jenkins has lined up next. Obviously, it is expected that she has her sights on a sequel in the near future, but would she be interested in directing a Superman movie?

In a recent Reddit AMA, a fan asked Jenkins about whether or not she would be interested in directing the next Superman film for the DC Extended Universe. Jenkins replied:

Thank you so much. It’s no secret that I love Superman but right now I’m just happy doing Wonder Woman.

Jenkins is perfectly happy to be telling more of Diana’s story. For one, she knocked it out of the park with the first film – to see what she could do with the sequel is so exciting.

As for whether or not she would have been a good fit for Superman, I would argue that she would have been perfect for it. Since DC is excited to bring him back in Justice League, hopefully in that film he will represent truth, justice and the American way more definitively than he did in both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

Wonder Woman not only represents something powerful for more strong female superhero movies, but it also represents the distinct turning point for the hopeful and optimistic future of the DC Extended Universe. I will not be surprised if we see Jenkins’ sensibilities influence the new films – including the eventual Man of Steel sequel.

Wonder Woman is in theaters now. Meanwhile, Justice League will hit theaters on November 17, 2018.

Source: Reddit 

7 Things Marvel Can Learn From ‘Wonder Woman’

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Marvel Learn Wonder Woman
Ever since  2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been shaping the way that Superhero films are being made. While comics were certainly a popular resource to pull from, the MCU has pushed the superhero genre into the mainstream and causing studios to make bigger and bigger movies every single year. This accelerated launch into the superhero genre from nearly every studio has given rise to DC making their mark to have a cinematic universe as well. While the previous DC Extended Universe films have had little critical success, Wonder Woman was released to big box office and high critical reception.  This film did a lot of things differently, but found a perfect blend of action, comedy, and hopeful inspiration. It broke ground in representation as well as in superhero film quality. Marvel has made some great films, but there is a lot that they can learn and be taking notes of. 

Here are 7 things Marvel can learn from Wonder WomanThere will be some spoilers ahead. 

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  • JMMagwood

    She should easily be top of the list for consideration.

  • nelson

    Patty Jenkins or Matthew Vaughn are my top choices to direct MOS 2 but I love too see Patty Jenkins get the job. Hopefully we get some concrete news at Comic Con about the next Superman movie.

    • Peter James

      Plot twist….


      (*if he doesn’t take Justice League 2 after he’s done with Batgirl)

      He’s now part of the DC family, so they may as well take a shot.

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    • Jacob McMillan

      Correct. Then give her Justice League 2

      • Darthmanwe

        Exactly! I just want another awesome WW movie, and for her to solidify her position as “I’m the goddamn queen now!” standing so that no one can cry wolf when she does take over JL sequels.

        Let Superman be handled by someone else.