Wonder Woman is right around the corner and being the first female solo film and Wonder Woman outing on the big screen, there’s a lot to be excited about.
Director Patty Jenkins recently spoke with Empire and discussed how they approached the origin story of Diana, given that we’ll be meeting her circa World War I and decades before her turn in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“It’s easier than that sounds, because there are hundreds of years between the films. And, because that story is who she’s going to become a long time in the future. I got to look at the story of the beautiful child and character that comes into this world, and there might even be some misconceptions about who she is later on. We may be reading into things in Batman V Superman in the future that aren’t necessarily what you think they are. They’re making Wonder Woman, and so was I. For me, I felt very supported in this vision.”
Since Wonder Woman first appeared in Zack Snyder’s film last year, Jenkins admits that some of the his influence rolled over into her film.
“Zack was making Batman V Superman simultaneous to making this, but he was very instrumental in the direction the film was going to take. That ended up leading to my signing on, because I know enough about these worlds now that unless we really have a shared vision, it’s going to be two years of fighting, and who wants that? I had a very strong feeling of what kind of Wonder Woman film I’d want to make.”
Patty Jenkins was asked if the Wonder Woman theme song that appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The song has been used outside of the movie, but only in the Wonder Woman trailer. However, Jenkins says that the same exact same track won’t be appearing in the film.
“The song is slightly more complicated, because that is the song of a very adult and evolved character. I love that track, but we had to embrace it as a different thing. The story is of who Diana grows into being; you can’t just come out of the gate with a song like that for a ten year old.”
Wonder Woman is in theaters June 2, 2017.
10 Reasons To Be Optimistic About ‘Wonder Woman’
There’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.
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