Patty Jenkins Reveals Warner Bros. Changed ‘Wonder Woman’ Third Act

Patty Jenkins ended up being a fan of the change.

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Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins recently revealed that the third act of the first film was changed by Warner Bros.

We are now a few days away from Wonder Woman 1984 finally hitting theaters and on HBO Max. Reviews for Wonder Woman 1984 have already come out as well and it appears Patty Jenkins went for something different compared to the origin story. The first DC film is beloved by many, but one area where criticism strikes is with the film’s CGI feast in the third act battle with Ares.

Patty Jenkins recently opened up in an interview with IGN and shared she originally intended for Wonder Woman to have a more toned-down third act, but Warner Bros. eventually stepped in and decided to beef up the spectacle:

“The original end of the first movie was also smaller but the studio made me change it at the last minute. And so, that’s always been a little bit of a bummer that that’s the one thing people talk about because I agreed and I told the studio we didn’t have time to do it, but it was what it was. I ended up loving it, but that was not the original ending of the movie.”

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Full details on Wonder Woman 1984′s 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. Wonder Woman was last seen in Zack Snyder’s DC superhero team-up movie Justice League.

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 scheduled to be released on December 25 in theaters and on HBO Max. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the DC Extended Universe and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.

Source: IGN

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.