One of the biggest films set to hit theaters this summer is Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Since the character conception in 1941, fans – all over the globe – have desired a live-action film for the badass character. Thanks to Jenkins and Warner Bros., we will finally have that honour! Of course, the road towards this film was a little shaky for Warner Bros. and DC. Man of Steel, despite being a huge box office success, under-performed with critics. The studios’ DC follow-ups were huge successes – commercially – but majorly bombed out with critics. Jenkins has a tough job on her hands, but if there is one filmmaker in Hollywood who could bring DC and Warner Bros. their much needed home-run, it is her.
In a new interview with The Toronto Sun, the director was asked about her Wonder Woman film, and what story she felt was perfect for our times:
“I always thought the origin story would be the great way to go. I love origin superhero stories and I love the simplicity you can have with that journey. Also, there was the fact that no one had done her story and the fact that I love her. So it was a treasure trove of potential.”
Much like Zack Snyder and David Ayer, Jenkins sounds like a huge DC/Wonder Woman nut; her consistent praise for Wonder Woman is something to smile about. When the filmmaker was asked about the future of the DCEU, she touched on the really unique things the studio is doing; including a variety in tone:
“I think there’s a lot of directors doing cool things. I know the storylines for a lot of the films they are working on and they are all vastly different, with very different tones and very different styles of storytelling. … Jason (Momoa) is off to shoot Aquaman right now and that’s such a cool story. It’s got its own separate vibe. I’m excited to see each of these films.”
Honestly, I always thought this was the case. The entire DCEU could not feature the same tone as Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice; it just would not make sense. With Wonder Woman set to open everywhere on June 2nd, hopefully, DC and Warner Bros. can rest easy knowing they have a critical and commercial hit on their hands.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman hits theatres on June 2nd.
Source: The Toronto Sun