Is Patty Jenkins Be Interested In Directing A Superman Movie?

'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins reveals whether or not she would be interested in directing a Superman movie for the DC Extended Universe.

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 

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