‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Director Patty Jenkins Doesn’t Want DC To Copy Marvel Studios

Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins recently revealed that she doesn’t want to see DC Films follow Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe model.

Warner Bros. and DC have tried to emulate Marvel Studios’ success with a cinematic universe, but haven’t reached the same results. On the flip side, DC has had far more success recently with films that are more standalone like Joker, Aquaman, and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. As more the movies move farther away from the Zack Snyder era, the future of the DC Extended Universe remains uncertain with The Batman, The Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman 1984, which don’t seem to be concerned with making connections.

In Total Film Magazine’s latest issue, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins talked about why it’s sometimes better for comic book movies to be more self-contained:

“I love that about it. To me, that’s what superhero movies – period – always were. I think the exception to that was that Marvel had such success doing a shared universe. But that certainly shouldn’t be the status quo. I think you should look at comic books. There’s this huge variety of comic books, and their look and tone and world are radically different. And they don’t always inevitably join together. Sometimes they do, and that’s really fun, and that’s that thing. But a lot of times, they have their own run. I’m psyched that DC – and frankly, Marvel’s actually doing it a little bit more now, too, with some of the tone of Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Widow and Doctor Strange – they feel very different in tone. But I love that about DC, and I’ve always thought that that’s a wonderful thing about DC – they were all so different.”

What are your thoughts on Patty Jenkins’ comments? Do you think Warner Bros. should end the DC Extended Universe? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Full details on the Wonder Woman 1984 plot are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to follow Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince as she comes into conflict with a formidable new adversary named Cheetah and businessman Maxwell Lord.

Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.

Wonder Woman 1984 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on August 14, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the upcoming DC films and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Source: Total Film (via GamesRadar+)

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.