As any director will tell you, sometimes the decision to leave things on the cutting room floor and out of the final film can be tough to make. Patty Jenkins is no exception and acknowledges that there are many things she would like to change in the final Wonder Woman film if she had the chance.
Sitting down with ScreenRant, Jenkins discussed what she would change in the film if she had been given the opportunity to do so. Her response? She would not change any of the movie’s major moments but instead would like to have seen a lot of the smaller moments between the cast remain, which would have increased the films run time.
Check out her full quote below:
“No. I mean, yes, there’s a million little things. If I had my druthers, the movie would be longer with little tiny jokes and moments that were hard to lose. Particularly because the great thing about these actors is you have such talented funny capable people, so that was already great material for them to work from and then they all just like every mess around would be delightful. So it’s really hard to cut a movie like that down, and so just that sort of stuff — details.”
While the film is extremely successful, having just crossed the $400 million mark at the box office as well as a critical darling, it would have been nice to see some more fun moments shared between these characters that audiences love so much. Perhaps many of these scenes will be glimpsed as special features when Wonder Woman is released on home media.
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, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui.
Wonder Woman will be available digitally on August 29 and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 19.
7 Wonder Woman Villains Perfect For Future Sequels
Now that Wonder Woman is officialy getting a sequel, it’s time to start fantasizing about what we’ll see in the character’s next cinematic solo outing and beyond. Wonder Woman has a rich rogues gallery that has transformed and grown alongside her as she’s become one of the world’s most iconic heroes.
Ares, the Greek god of war, was the main villain for Wonder Woman’s first outing, but DC is gonna need to shake things up for future projects. Diana Prince has already proved herself a terrific warrior in Batman v Superman when she took on Doomsday, so I’m excited to see who the creators want to throw at her next. She doesn’t need a full team beside her — Wonder Woman is warrior enough to defend the innocent from all types of threats.
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