We are just one week away from the highly anticipated DC Comics film Wonder Woman, from director Patty Jenkins as Gal Gadot returns for the role of Diana Prince. It has been known for a long time that originally, Jenkins did almost helm a Marvel Studios film when Thor: The Dark World was first being developed. However, the plans got changed as Jenkins eventually stepped away from the director’s chair of the second Thor film.
In a recent interview with Uproox, Jenkins reflected on stepping away from the project that ended up being directed by Alan Taylor. When talking about it, Jenkins went on to discuss about how she didn’t see herself as the right director for the job.
“No. I don’t think I could have made a good movie out of Thor 2 because I wasn’t the right director. And I don’t think I would have been in the running for Wonder Woman as a result. And that’s one of the reasons why I’m glad I didn’t do it. Because I could have made a great Thor if I could have done the story that I was wanting to do. But I don’t think I was the right person to make a great Thor out of the story they wanted to do.”
Even though she was glad how that decision led her to land the gig of directing Wonder Woman, Jenkins was definitely bummed of having to let go of the Marvel gig.
“I was, too. I was heartbroken. I was like, oh, what a bummer. But in retrospect it all makes sense.”
“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.”
In case you missed it: make sure to check out what we learned from our big edit bay visit early this year with the director of the film, Patty Jenkins, but be aware of spoilers in some of our pieces – you have officially been warned!
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Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, 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. The screenplay was written by Jenkins, Allan Heinberg and DC Films’ co-head Geoff Johns, with story by Heinberg and Justice League director Zack Snyder.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters on Friday, June 2.