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.