In an interview with fellow famed superhero movie director Richard Donner, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins explained how confusion over the ‘No Man’s Land’ scene led many to mistakenly believe Warner Bros. did not want the scene in the film.
Jenkins attempted to set the record straight by explaining that it was not Warner Bros. who did not want to include the film, it was actually the film’s crew shooting it in England. She explained:
“I feel badly about this because it’s been reported that Warner Bros. was against it, which it was not, it was my own people in England. It was our own crew who were, at points, going, ‘Why are you doing this scene? She’s not even fighting anything,’ So Warmer Bros. was not unsupportive of the No Man’s Land scene. It was much more in-process that everybody was like, ‘What’s this scene for? There’s no one to fight.’ I kept saying it was only about her, it’s not about anybody else.”
In the scene, Diana Prince climbs from the trenches in No Man’s Land and rallies the troops to save and liberate the innocent civilians trapped in the town on the other side. It is an empowering moment in the film, and essentially the scene when Diana truly becomes Wonder Woman.
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:
’Wonder Woman’ hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. 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.
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