Discussing the film with Comicbook.com, Jenkins spoke about her original pitch and why it was important to her to explore Wonder Woman’s origin.
“I thought that it was very important. That’s how I had always wanted to do it and had pitched that [and] talked about that many times and then we ended up in a wonderful moment where that was everybody’s ambition and everybody embraced a way of doing it which was wonderful.”
Beyond Wonder Woman, Jenkins feels that origin stories are important for the message they impart to moviegoers.
“I would say these kind of movies are important, and they’re important if for nothing else to inspire us all to imagine that we could be better people and possibly strive to do that in our own lives, to be our own heroes. So I hope that she makes one feel like a hero for a moment, and I hope that that everytime something like that happens it makes someone able to make a more heroic choice in a moment that they can.”
As an enduring symbol of hope and justice, it’s not too hard to imagine that Jenkins will get her wish and that many moviegoers will feel inspired to become better versions of themselves.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers… and her true destiny.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui.
Wonder Woman will be released in theaters on June 2, 2017.
Reasons To Be Optimistic About ‘Wonder Woman’
There’s a fair amount riding on Wonder Woman, DC’s summer blockbuster, for more reasons than just being the first major female superhero movie made. It follows up two divisive entries in the universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While successful, the performances of both at the box office and with critics merited re-evaluation by the filmmakers in the form of corporate restructuring and written mea culpas.
Despite these stumbles, there’s many reasons to be optimistic about Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot was well-received as Diana Prince in Batman v Superman, it’s set in the past, focusing on one character after two ensemble pictures, and both Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns add directorial and comic credibility, respectively. Plus, it’s no small thing that DC Films will beat Marvel Studios to the first female superhero movie, despite the latter having made over a dozen movies to former’s four. It’s important milestone for representation in pop culture.
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