‘Wonder Woman’: Patty Jenkins Says A Lot Of The Boat Scene Was Improvised

Wonder Woman is setting itself up for another number weekend at the box office, but if you’ve already seen the film, then you know one of the highlights is getting to learn new tidbits about certain scenes. In a recent Reddit AMA, director Patty Jenkins says that she allowed plenty of improvising between her cast. She references the boat scene in particular and how most of Chris Pine’s dialogue about being above average was “improvised on the spot.”

“There was plenty of improvising. Great lines arrived every day, and particularly the boat scene, Chris Pine’s entire riff about not being an “average” man was improvised on the spot – as were many other great moments. I encourage humor all the time!”

Chris Pine says he had it easy because he just got to react to some of the things Diana was saying about being the daughter of Zeus, etc.

“She has to be the straight woman; that’s the harder part. She’s delivering lines like ‘I was brought to life by Zeus,’ that is just ridiculous. And she has to say it with a straight face, with a certain amount of innocence and earnestness. I get to react like any human being would to something as ridiculous as that. So I had it easy.”

Wonder Woman 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.

Wonder Woman is currently playing in theaters.

Source: Reddit AMA, EW (via Screen Rant)

7 Things Marvel Can Learn From ‘Wonder Woman’

Ever since  2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been shaping the way that Superhero films are being made. While comics were certainly a popular resource to pull from, the MCU has pushed the superhero genre into the mainstream and causing studios to make bigger and bigger movies every single year. This accelerated launch into the superhero genre from nearly every studio has given rise to DC making their mark to have a cinematic universe as well. While the previous DC Extended Universe films have had little critical success, Wonder Woman was released to big box office and high critical reception.  This film did a lot of things differently, but found a perfect blend of action, comedy, and hopeful inspiration. It broke ground in representation as well as in superhero film quality. Marvel has made some great films, but there is a lot that they can learn and be taking notes of. 

Here are 7 things Marvel can learn from Wonder WomanThere will be some spoilers ahead. 

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Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.