‘Wonder Woman’ Director Comments On False Rumors Of Troubled Production

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman has finally arrived in theaters and audiences have responded with overwhelmingly positive enthusiasm. Of course, with a project based on a character as iconic as Wonder Woman, production is likely going to be subject to public scrutiny and misinformation. In an interview with Collider, director Patty Jenkins discussed the challenge of handling rumors and addressed the false reports claiming that production on Wonder Woman was plagued with troubles.

Jenkins discussed how she tries to handle rumors when asked about the reports claiming Justice League had to be re-shot twice.

“The rumor mill of these movies has been quite something to behold. I tried to learn to tune it out but the one thing I want to say to readers because it truly was stunning to me to watch is you truly can’t believe how absolutely false certain things are until you’re on the inside of one these things. You’re like, there’s not even kind of where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There is absolutely lies-“

Jenkins explained that one has to restrain themselves from responding to such reports and addressed the false claims that production was a mess.

“Yeah. You want to and then you have to restrain yourself because you’ll go crazy if you start doing that all the time. Definitely I was angry about the rumor that it was a mess because it was clearly a lie, it was clearly based on someone who had zero experience because there wasn’t anybody that you would be able to find that said that. It’s been a totally smooth … You know, everybody else was busy on doing other movies and we were chugging along, without any drama. I felt like the destructive quality that comes from oh, everybody knows, when you’re making something out of nothing and it was hurtful to a production to make it seem like something is true but what are you going to do? You have to make the movie and get to the other side of it. I’ve been fucking dying to show the movie as a result. For a long time.”

Any fan who doubted Patty Jenkins and the creative team behind the film may be reconsidering their position as Wonder Woman has received critical praise and made a strong debut at the box office.

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.

Source: Collider

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.

  • Loop Hughes

    The story became a thing because outlets like HEROIC HOLLYWOOD had the opportunity to thoroughly and unequivocally dismiss it, but didn’t, instead of opting for the ‘take it with a grain of salt but you never know’ route.

    • Axxell

      That’s because most of these rumors have been true…if they were all or mostly false, they wouldn’t have the reputation they do…

      • Loop Hughes

        Whatever you think the perception is, absolutely nothing justifies turning an “anonymous open letter” into a story. Nothing. High school newspapers have higher standards than that. That’s the problem with fanboys and fangirls turned bloggers given the responsibility of covering this industry.

        • Axxell

          …unless the “anonymous open letter” is true.

          • Loop Hughes

            Alright. You’d make a great fanboy blogger.

          • Axxell

            Funny I thought the same thing of you… Probably even an aide in the Trump administration…

  • Darthmanwe

    And that’s why, certain people here ( I’m looking at the likes of Marquis), I keep telling you idiots, listening to rumors is stupid. Sure, %10 of the time they can be true, but that’s f….g ten percent!

    Especially from outlets besides the absolutely respectable ones like hollywood reporter