‘Wonder Woman’ Director On Diana Turning Her Back On Mankind

'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins offers an explanation for what Diana means when she says she walked away from mankind in 'Batman v. Superman'.


Wonder Woman will finally hits theaters this Friday and reactions from those fortunate enough to have seen the film already are overwhelmingly positive, with many praising the film for its hopeful and optimistic tone. Of course, a number of fans have wondered what happens in the events between Wonder Woman and Batman v. Superman that would make Diana walk away from mankind as she claims to have done at the end of the latter film. In an interview with Screen Rant, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins discussed how her optimistic version of Diana may not necessarily conflict with the comparatively more discouraged version in Batman v. Superman.

Jenkins offered an explanation for what it means when Diana states that she walked away mankind.

“Well, I think that I can only tell the origin story of who she is. I think that there is potentially a misunderstanding  between what it means to turn her back on mankind… there could be a difference between having people save themselves and knowing that people must save themselves, and even still, being optimistic and loving about them. I think that they were sort of more [synched] up, but we were aware that her snippet [in Batman V Superman] versus the story that unfolded, you know… there is a journey of time between.”

Of course, there is a great deal of time to explore between the events of Wonder Woman and Batman v. Superman. So while fans may not be satisfied with the explanation, potential Wonder Woman sequels could easily address how and why Diana decides to leave humanity to handle matters alone. What do you think of Patty Jenkins’ take on the subject? Share your thoughts below!

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: Screen Rant

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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