‘Wonder Woman’ Director On Diana Turning Her Back On Mankind in ‘Batman V. Superman’

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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

10 Reasons To Be Optimistic About ‘Wonder Woman’

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Wonder WomanThere’s a fair amount riding on Wonder Woman, DC’s summer blockbuster, for more reasons than just being the first major female superhero movie made. It follows up two divisive entries in the universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While successful, the performances of both at the box office and with critics merited re-evaluation by the filmmakers in the form of corporate restructuring and written mea culpas.

Despite these stumbles, there’s many reasons to be optimistic about Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot was well-received as Diana Prince in Batman v Superman, it’s set in the past, focusing on one character after two ensemble pictures, and both Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns add directorial and comic credibility, respectively. Plus, it’s no small thing that DC Films will beat Marvel Studios to the first female superhero movie, despite the latter having made over a dozen movies to former’s four. It’s important milestone for representation in pop culture.

Here’s 10 reasons to be optimistic about the Wonder Woman movie. Click Next to start!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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

  • 12stepCornelius

    It could be Patty reassuring audiences that there’s an optimistic ending to WW. As I took it from BvS, Diana did in fact become disillusioned by mankind. And who could blame her after witnessing one of the most horrific wars in human history? Not to mention the fact that not 30 some odd years later, a second, even more deadly global conflict broke out which would just put yet another nail in the coffin of someone’s resolve to protect mankind.