Right now, Patty Jenkins might just be the hottest name for upcoming, large-scale projects. Jenkins, Ava DuVernay and Jordan Peele are three names especially of the last few years to get ears pricked up and interested in hiring them for anything. This year, Patty Jenkins directed Wonder Woman to the tune of $800 million worldwide and easily the most critically and commercially successful female superhero film of all time.
She is set to helm Wonder Woman 2, and recently spoke at Variety’s New Establishment summit, talking about what diversity in Hollywood means today and creating opportunities for that while also discussing what Wonder Woman really means:
It’s a conversation that has to be had. It’s less about observing diversity than it is about acknowledging that we are a very diverse world…a movie about a woman doesn’t make it a ‘woman’ movie. Wonder Woman was about being a hero…I want to make great films about life experiences and they may have female leads.
The success of Jenkins, who before Wonder Woman and only directed one film 2003’s Monster and a few TV episodes, is a remarkable thing in this modern world which is conscious about creating and giving opportunities to all peoples that deserve them. Jenkins has said before that her choice in taking on Wonder Woman was about knowing it was right for her, and compared previous offers not being right to the practice of dating:
Don’t try to date somebody who’s not right for you and then try to change who they are.
Wonder Woman is out on Blu-Ray and Digital HD right now, and Wonder Woman 2 is set for release December 13, 2019.
6 Times The Justice League Came Up Short
The Justice League is comprised of the best and brightest heroes the DC Universe has to offer. When you’ve got Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman all on one team, it’s a hard combination to beat. Despite their combined strength, the Justice League has been taken down quite a few times in their long history.
Over the years, the League has faced all kinds of threats, ranging from a grief-stricken Black Adam on a rampage to an invasion of White Martians. Usually the Justice Leauge is able to overcome these threats, but sometimes they don’t have what it takes to stop evil. Of course, these are comic books and things usually shift back towards the light side in time, but that doesn’t mean darkness can’t win, at least temporarily.
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